DENVER, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iGivefirst is using cutting-edge technology to transform the world of online charitable giving. They have launched a unique, user-friendly platform which allows visitors to any website to securely donate to more than 1.5 million federally approved nonprofits, a number that is growing daily. By putting an easily customizable iGivefirst "Give" button on their website, publishers and bloggers can support charities and causes associated with their content through the advertiser-sponsored Give window. In addition to donating on publisher websites enabled with the "Give" button, individuals may also support their favorite charities and discover new ones by going directly to iGivefirst.com.
With online giving on the increase, it is important that individuals who are inspired to donate be able to find nonprofits that appeal to them, trust that these charities are legitimate, donate securely and then track those donations for record-keeping purposes. Today, iGivefirst has released an online web interface which allows you to easily search through federally-approved US-based charities, and the iGivefirst donor dashboard which allows you to set up a one-time or recurring donation, share your donation or personally support via your social networks and track all of your charitable donations. The iGivefirst donor dashboard also condenses all of the online donations that you have made over the course of the year into one tax receipt. This can potentially reduce both the administrative and fundraising overhead expenses for the nonprofit, resulting in a greater portion of your donation going directly to the cause rather than operational costs.
This past summer was a difficult one for the Colorado community. Wildfires across the state destroyed 100,000 acres and nearly 600 homes causing half a billion dollars in damage, and a mass shooting tragedy in an Aurora movie theater saddened and shocked the Nation. During these challenging times, iGivefirst's "Give" button was posted in beta on a couple of small local media sites raising more than $40,000 for the organizations supporting those affected by the fires and shooting. All donations were delivered within 30 days of the donation date.
iGivefirst is a Denver-based, registered 501(c)(3), transformative platform that makes donating to legitimate charities as easy and safe as "liking" or "tweeting" from digital media and news sites. The company's "Give" button can be easily placed on any website or blog and facilitates donations to registered charitable organizations providing support to the need described in the story on that page. iGivefirst is easy, trustworthy and secure, and it supports only legitimate nonprofit organizations that are federally registered and in good standing with the IRS. For more information on iGivefirst, visit their website at www.iGivefirst.com.
Sharif Youssef iGivefirst, 7202954483, firstname.lastname@example.org
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