With mobile apps being created for all business sectors, the non-profit world is seeing benefits as well. Fundraisers, charitable events, news updates, and awareness campaigns can all experience more participation by including a mobile component.

According to a research paper from fundraising solutions provider Artez Interactive, 18% of traffic to fundraising and donation pages comes from mobile devices. Individuals who solicited money for charities using mobile technology raised up to 2.95 times more. In a blog post about the same paper, Artez’s Director of Digital Philanthropy Claire Kerr said that mobile users also received donations from more sponsors.

Here are some of the best apps developed for non-profit organizations.

American Red Cross Mobile Apps for iPhone

  • American Red Cross: With no fewer than seven apps, The American Red Cross helps people prepare for and recover from tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. They also offer apps teaching first aid, locating Red Cross shelters, and allowing users to volunteer their time. That last one uses gamification, offering badges and rewards to volunteers.
  • Charity Miles - Charity Mobile ApplicationsCharity Miles: A number of charities have signed up with this app, enabling them to earn money from users walking, running or biking. The app has already won the SXSW Dewey Wilburne Award as well as two Ignite Good Millennial Impact Grants from The Huffington Post and Heartfelt Foundation. For each mile tracked by GPS, walkers and runners earn 25 cents for their favorite charity; bikers earn 10 cents. Corporate sponsors have provided $1,000,000 in an initial pool. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
  • Nature Near You - Best Apps for Non Profit OrganizationsNature Near You: This app comes from The Nature Conservancy, which is an international non-profit organization striving to conserve ecologically important lands and waters. It emphasizes awareness and appreciation by providing a guide to local nature preserves as well as photo-sharing capabilities. Other features include maps, wallpaper downloads, a Nature News section, a donations page, and more. It is a free app and is available for both iOS and Android users.

If you are thinking of developing apps for your non-profit organization, then speak with our experts about your idea. Call (603) 881-9200 or email us!


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