You made 2016 an amazing year of putting good into the world. Just take a look at the success of #GivingTuesday, for example, and you’ll see that generosity never goes out of style.
We thought we’d take a look back at some of the milestones we reached this year, and show our gratitude to all our donors and member organizations. You made 2016 a banner year for giving, and it is an honor to serve you. Before we get to the timeline, we’d like to highlight the biggest news of all:
Over $100 Million In Donations
Since launching not even three years ago, over $100 million has been given by Givelify donors to places of worship and nonprofits all throughout the country and Puerto Rico. This is a staggering number, and we are humbled by the selflessness of our donors and the unwavering support of our member organizations. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for your continued trust in us and in your commitment to making the world a better place.
Near or Far, Your Generosity Made It Home
Part of the beauty of Givelify is the ability to make charitable donations anytime you are moved to do so, and from anywhere you might be. With that in mind, here’s a snapshot of where people were when they made donations in 2016. Whether traveling for work, vacation, mission trips, or whatever the reason, it’s stunning to see people giving from all across the globe.
Now let’s take a look at the timeline of major events, updates, and milestones from this past year. Here’s to an even greater 2017 for giving.
January – Website giving launches
By popular demand, we added the ability to give from an organization’s website. After extensive testing with a small group, we rolled this feature out in January.
January – Online support center launches
To better assist our growing number of members and donors, we launched our 24/7 online support center. Both organizations and donors could get answers and assistance with all their Givelify questions.
June – Reached 100,000 app downloads
Between iOS and Android combined, in June we surpassed 100,000 downloads of the Givelify mobile giving app.
July – Envelope numbers and member IDs launch
Since so many churches and nonprofits use envelope or member IDs, we had many requests for this feature. Envelope/member IDs were rolled out in July, making it easier for organizations to keep their records straight.
August – Custom ordering of campaigns launches
Many organizations wanted to be able to customize the order of their campaigns in the app. We rolled this feature out in August, making it easier for donors to find the campaigns that are important to them.
September – Processed donations from all 50 states & Puerto Rico
Whether at home or while traveling, as of September we had processed donations from givers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
October – Surpassed 5,000 member organizations
After a busy summer conference season and increased word-of-mouth referrals, we surpassed 5,000 registered churches and nonprofits in October.
December – Recurring giving begins rolling out
Many organizations rely on recurring gifts to sustain themselves, and donors like the ease of “set it and forget it.” We made recurring donations available beginning in December.
December – Exceeded $100 million in donations processed
In a testament to the generosity of our donors, not even three years after launching we surpassed $100 million in donations processed.
Again, thank you for a great year of helping make the world better. We are passionate about serving places of worship, charitable nonprofits, and the generous people who support them. Happy New Year!