PSA: Check your nonprofit's donation page NOW

Don't let this happen to you!

Last night, my wife and I were doing some year-end giving. We went to a nonprofit we love and found this on their donation page:
Is your donation page working?

Where there should have been a giving form, there was just a line of code. No way to give online at all. Don't let this happen to you!

This isn't the time of year to have a broken donation link!

We did end up sending a check but that wasn't our preference. And we communicated with the organization and they've fixed the page. (They also asked us to alert others to check their pages too.)

Stop what you're doing and check your nonprofit's donation page NOW!

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
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  1. Little mistakes like these give the impression that your organisation is not on top of its own activities. Why would you want to give money to someone when they're making easy mistakes. What if the next easy mistake involves your money. If you're asking for money you need to run a tight ship right down to the seemingly inconsequential matters.

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