Fundraise Anywhere: New Product Suite Empowers Grassroots Fundraisers to Collect Donations Anywhere

Sep 21, 2011, 13:53 ET from

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After helping thousands of nonprofits raise $50 million online, veteran online fundraiser knows that effective fundraising is all about engaging potential donors in your cause, making the right ask at the right time, and then showing your donors the difference their contributions made. is rolling out a suite of new tools to make fundraising easier and more rewarding for donors, nonprofits and fundraisers alike.  Razoo's new iPhone app and on-site widget, and their upcoming Facebook widget (beta) will allow fundraisers to connect potential donors with their cause, make the ask, and instantly thank their donors.

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iPhone application allows fundraisers to:

  • Update fundraising projects with comments, photos, and videos
  • Track new donations
  • Monitor fundraising activity
  • Send donors personalized thank yous instantly
  • Share their cause with address book contacts
  • Invite friends via Twitter and Facebook

On-site widgets and a Facebook app (in beta) allows fundraisers and nonprofits to:

  • Accept donations on their own websites/ Facebook pages, so donors never have to leave the site they're on to give.

Here's a real-world example of how these new tools would be of use.

Someone raising money to build a community playground could use their iPhone to instantly improve their fundraising page by uploading "before" photos of the empty lot, and adding video interviews of the kids the future playground would serve.  Then, the fundraiser could use their phone to spread the word across their social networks, sending visitors to their own website and facebook pages to donate.  After being instantly alerted to new donations, a fundraiser could send quick personalized thank yous and progress updates to donors.  Once they've met their goals, the fundraiser could send hourly updates from the playground build event, showing their supporters the wonderful things their donations accomplished.   

By offering these new tools as well as the lowest fees in the industry, Razoo furthers its mission to democratize giving and empower everyone to be a fundraiser. is a venture-funded social enterprise committed to creating a more generous world through social fundraising. offers easy-to-use fundraising tools to individuals and organizations, helping fundraisers to connect their friends and family with the joy of giving.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Razoo team works directly with individuals and nonprofits to help them meet their fundraising goals through online giving campaigns.  For more information, visit

Alison Risso