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UPDATE - iDonate Aims to Advance Fundraising Professionals With New Academy Offering

259 Days ago

Digital Fundraising Platform Offers Groundbreaking Resource for Non-Profit Fundraising Professionals

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2016) - iDonate, an innovative digital fundraising platform for nonprofits, announces a first-of-its-kind training and certification program to help fundraising professionals further their education and become more effective in their efforts. The Digital Fundraising Academy from iDonate will offer an accredited, 10 CFRE point online course based on extensive research by the digital fundraising think-tank NextAfter. The academy highlights the three key elements needed to raise more money and demystify online giving for nonprofits. Course graduates will come away with actionable tools and knowledge that can be immediately implemented to increase fundraising results.

"I've been involved with fundraising since 1991. After attending the Digital Fundraising Academy by iDonate, I was surprised to discover how little I knew about digital fundraising in the 21st century," said Wayne Sneed, CEO of Orphanos. "I wish I had known this information for the last 10 years."

Launched in 2010, iDonate's mission is to transform charitable giving by changing the way the world gives to charities. The Digital Fundraising Academy furthers this mission by helping fundraising professionals evolve and discover new ways to reach donors where they are and communicate with them more effectively to increase revenue. Until now, the majority of training courses lacked digital specific training. The Digital Fundraising Academy will fill the gap by providing courses on comprehensive digital fundraising strategy and understanding.

"Over the past year we've immersed ourselves in donor behavior and made some exciting advances to our platform and, by adding the Digital Fundraising Academy, created a way for those on the frontlines of nonprofit operations to learn best practices with an accessible, relevant and useful program" said Ray Gary, CEO of iDonate. "Most of the courses we see today are one-off tactics and channel-specific; we sought to create the first holistic digital fundraising training program that brings all aspects of online fundraising into one comprehensive system that works together to raise more money online."

It has been reported that 25 percent of large nonprofits report using more than four different platforms to support their fundraising efforts. iDonate has modernized fundraising by providing one solution that makes giving as simple as buying a song on iTunes. Built from the ground up, the iDonate platform is at its core the next generation of digital fundraising.

iDonate is throwing its support behind the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as a premier sponsor of the AFP International Fundraising Conference in Boston March 20-22, 2016. In addition, the company is partnering with Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as a sponsor at the CASE IV conference in Dallas April 3 - 5, in an effort to encourage advancement professionals to take control of their donor solutions and make big improvements in their fundraising efforts. Attendees of either conference will be eligible for a significant discount on Digital Fundraising Academy registration with an attendee promo code.

To learn more about iDonate's Digital Fundraising Academy or to register, please visit www.idonate.com/academy.

About iDonate
iDonate is a digital fundraising platform designed to help nonprofits meet the needs of today's connected donor through technology and a great giving experience. Launched in 2010, the Dallas based company helps nonprofits raise more money and gifts to support the organizations that are trying to make a difference. The company's mission is to transform charitable giving by changing the way the world thinks -- and more importantly, acts -- around giving. For more information, please visit www.iDonate.com.

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