The Standing Desk

Notes, research, and company thoughts

How a Dedicated Team Makes Your Implementation Fast and Efficient

At Fundraise Up, we pride ourselves not only on enterprise-grade technology, but on our personal — and speedy — implementation process. Whether you’re just getting started or if you need to be live for a last-minute campaign, we have you covered.
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Research: The Impact of Apple and Google Pay on Donation Conversion Rates

When it comes to digital wallets, PayPal has dominated the market since the earliest days of Internet 2.0. But the introduction of both Apple and Google Pay has diversified online payments to such an extent that their popularity can no longer be ignored.
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Industry Update: More Nonprofit Employees Now Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

Are you eligible for $4.5 billion in student loan forgiveness?  
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Topics: industry news

Customer Kudos: Rainforest Trust Commits $500 Million to Conservation

During a panel discussion at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Rainforest Trust publicly committed $500,000,000 to conserve 30% of the planet and reverse rapid biodiversity loss by 2030. Eight additional private funders joined this pledge — collectively promising $5 billion — along with heads of state who will enact policy changes.
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Continued Research on the Impact of Asking Donors to Cover Transaction Fees

The question of whether or not to ask donors to cover transaction fees remains one of the most debated topics within the nonprofit sector. We at Fundraise Up  previously addressed this question, and our conclusion was a resounding “yes” to asking donors. 
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Does Payment Method Determine Donation Amount?

Demographics — from preferred device, to age, to frequency of gifts — are crucial to predicting donor behavior. But what can we learn from observing payment method?
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Sunsetting Version 1 Elements

On October 11, 2021, we will officially end support for version 1 (V1) of our Elements product. We have communicated this change throughout much of the summer, but on October 11th we will officially end support. On this date, any V1 Elements will stop rendering on the webpages where they've been placed. We recommend that any organization still using V1 Elements on their webpages swap them for current-version Elements before the 11th.
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The Surprising Benefits of the Post-Donation Upsell

The majority of Fundraise Up customers have taken advantage of our pre-donation upsell to convert more one-time donors into recurring donors. But 75% of customers are not taking advantage of the post-donation upsell.
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Announcing Updates to Gift Aid

Fundraise Up is thrilled to announce our newest update for UK clients. Gift Aid, the government tax incentive that gives 25p for every £1 donated, has been updated for our frictionless donation experience.
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