Charity fundraising on mobile: 6 apps to get your nonprofit started

    With the SnapDonate app, users can donate to a charity of their choice by taking a photo of its logo. Photo by: SnapDonate

    Gone are the days when charities relied solely on mail solicitations and gala dinners for their fundraising. In today’s digital age, they also have the option of crowdfunding, asking for support through hashtags, pulling a social media stunt that has the potential to go viral — or simply signing up to be part of a mobile application that encourages charity donations.

    There are a multitude of mobile apps available in the Apple Store and Google Play catering to charities. Take, for example, Charity Tap, a simple gaming app that donates to the U.N. World Food Program the amount of rice grains a user successfully puts into a virtual bowl.

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      Jenny Lei Ravelo

      Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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