How to get started with Altruly

First things first: claim your organization profile

First, create a nonprofit account by utilizing our registration page. Once your nonprofit account is submitted, we'll verify your organization details (typically within 1-2 business days).

Any registered nonprofit or charity is qualified to create a profile on Altruly. If you are unsure of your status and would like to verify if you qualify, please contact us directly to find out.

Create an Altruly Account

Next, link to your Stripe account

If your organization doesn't already have a Stripe account, Altruly creates one for you in the workflow of completing your organizational profile. Stripe is a feature-packed payment processor with simple pricing that works seamlessly on all devices. Donations are transferred to your bank account in as little as 1 day.

Almost done, choose an Altruly Fundraising Plan

Choose a fundraising plan that satisfies your goals. We have other plans to suit budgets for all organizations. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel your plan at any time.

Finally, spread the word

This part is very important... its time to tell everyone that you're on Altruly! Here are a few ways to get the ball rolling:

  • Add a page to your organization website telling your supporters that a new way to donate is to host a party and use a free Altruly e-card to send the invitations.
  • Include a note in your next email or paper newsletter informing recipients that you are partnered with Altruly
  • Use social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine to get the message out that your organization can be supported by hosting events on Altruly
  • Remind your supporters that Altruly offers free e-cards and RSVP's for their next get-together and to consider attaching a fundraiser to their event

Consider these statistics...

  • 1 in 4 solicitation emails from peer-to-peer fundraisers resulted in donations vs 1 in 1250 sent by the fundraising organizations themselves (source)
  • Participants using one mobile tool (mobile web or mobile app) raised 2.2-times more than the non-mobile group (source)
  • The average funds raised for charity on individual crowdfunding pages $543.49 (source)
  • Social fundraising is up 32% from 2012 to 2015 (source)

What do all of these statistics mean? A peer-to-peer fundraising strategy like the one employed on Altruly is a high conversion strategy with low donor-acquisition costs. There is no software to install and no training required. Just create an account and you're ready to be a beneficiary. Moreover, it doesn't have to replace any existing fundraising strategies you already have in place - it works alongside them.

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What does Altruly do for you?

We issue tax receipts on your behalf for eligible donations

  • If your organization is eligible to issue tax receipts for donations, we take care of that for you
  • Once the donor's credit card has been successfully charged, we will email them a tax receipt with all of your organization's information (corporate name, address, business number, logo, authorized signature)
  • You can download backup copies of the tax receipts for compliance purposes at any time right from your Altruly account

We help you access your supporters social networks

  • Let your supporters host fundraisers at any event and spread the word of your cause to all their friends
  • Help your supporters respectfully communicate their preference for a no-gift policy and fundraiser instead

We help you get mobile

  • Mobile-optimized donation and fundraiser pages
  • Secure Payments with Stripe. Don't already have a Stripe account? Accounts are free and quick to set up. Credit card fees are very competitive and you can get your money quickly.

We help you manage your CRM

  • Download all of your donor data in a format consistent with most CRM systems
  • Your donor base is ultimately the lifeblood of your organization. Altruly helps you keep your donor information as up to date as possible.

We get you your money, fast

  • Donation funds, less any associated fees, go straight into your Stripe account, which is transferred into your bank account in as little as one day

We help you host your own fundraisers

  • With an Altruly account, not only can your donors and supporters host fundraisers that benefit your organization, but you can send invitations to your own events as well!
  • Choose an e-card and send an invitation to an event that your organization is hosting. This works well for events like AGMs and anything else you might need an invitation for.
  • Invitations can optionally be made an Open Invitation. Open Invitations are events where anyone can add themselves to the guestlist. A link for Open Invitations is shareable on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other social network

We offer flexibility

  • We dont want to cramp your style! Feel free to switch Fundraising Plans at any time. For example, if you anticipate that July is going to be a higher donation month for you, switch to a plan with lower fundraising fees, then switch back when things quiet down
  • You are never locked into anything long term or need to pay cancellation fees

I'm sold. Sign me up.