Mobile Fundraising: A Beginner's Guide

By Eric Griego


Mobile giving1 is one of the most useful technological advancements of the 21st century –– if you’re in the business of raising money for a nonprofit or faith-based organization, that is!


Regardless of whether or not you think mobile fundraising is the best thing since sliced bread, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what mobile giving really is.


For that very reason, we’re going to explore the top 6 questions that comprise the beginner’s guide to mobile giving:


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Local Good Week: Jewish Family Services

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What is Jewish Family Services’ mission?

The mission of Jewish Family Services is to strengthen and empower individuals and families through professional counseling, programs and services inspired by Jewish values.

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4 Steps to Protect Against Email Spoofing

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Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting.   

Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend or company, it doesn't mean they've been hacked, but spoofed by spammers. Spammers and phishers want you click on the links or open attachments in these emails so that they can gain access to your computer.

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Local Good Week: LIFESPAN, Inc.


What is LIFESPAN’s mission?

To empower children and adults with disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their communities.

Tell us your nonprofit story—how did it get started and why?

LIFESPAN began in 1973 when five children were excluded from Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school education due to their significant developmental disabilities. A group of concerned citizens from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Arc of Mecklenburg County formed a group and created an educational day program in the basement of St Mark’s Lutheran Church. Since then, LIFESPAN has expanded to reach children and adults living in western and central North Carolina.

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