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5 Ways JotForm Can Help Your Nonprofit

April 06, 2015

Nonprofits have an international presence of fighting to make the world a better place. Some are helping preserve clean air, water, and resources for generations to come. Others are helping to spread literacy, immunization, and occupational opportunities for the underprivileged. There are also local nonprofits that support your neighborhood parks and way of life. They could all use some extra support. JotForm helps nonprofits with all of their form needs - all for free up until 100 monthly submissions.


1) Donation forms:

JotForm can help sustain the lifeblood of your nonprofit organization by helping you collect money. Integrated with PayPal, Stripe, and other payment options, JotForm makes it easy to pay and collect funds.


2) Volunteer application forms:

Easily keep track of your volunteer’s information like name, location, and experience. Form fields are fully customized so you can include questions like “How much time would you like to volunteer? Why are you interested in volunteering? What volunteer work have you done in the past?” You can also give them the option to upload a photo, video, or sync with their social media profiles.


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3) Auction Item Registration:

Nonprofits strive to make it as easy as possible for people to help. If people, organizations, or companies would like to make a donation, the item registration form should be easy and painless to fill out. If your charity event is a tennis tournament, then sports companies can fill out which items (tennis rackets, jackets, and lawn chairs, for example) they wish to donate. It can include the estimated cash value, and if they’d like to sponsor the event or donate additional gift cards.


4) Partnership Application:

Corporations spend billions on cause-related marketing and event sponsorships, and you definitely want a piece of the pie. A great partnership application form should persuade a sponsor to join the nonprofit in a mutually beneficial project, and should convey professionalism, and clearly outline what they get out of the deal. For example, one of the options of a dropdown of choices for a corporate partner could include “Full sponsorship: includes co-branding on all event materials including official name, banners, t-shirts, and giveaways.”


5) Invitations:

Whether your nonprofit is hosting an annual charity gala or ball, philanthropy event, or sponsored party, you will need a great looking invitation form that can be emailed out as well as shared as a standalone form. It should include RSVP options including name, attending, and whether they will bring a guest. If you like, you can add a payment option right to the form, including different levels of tickets like Member, Regular Admission and VIP.



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