Why it’s so important to move money fast

It’s always been our mission to help people have an impact on the issues and causes they care about. When it’s easy for small-dollar donors to hop on their phones or computers and chip in what they can, they contribute more frequently and truly feel invested in the movements they’re supporting.

Another important factor that influences whether or not donors ultimately decide to give? They want to trust the platform and the donation process. And that includes having a good sense of what happens with their money after they click that donate button. We know that when donors chip in to support critical work, they expect the donations they’re making to get to the groups they’re supporting ASAP. They want to help groups hit their goals and be successful. It’d be a real shame for the money they give to sit for weeks or even months before being put to work, but that’s the reality with some fundraising platforms.

In 2017 alone, there were over 7,800 groups using our platform — from charities raising money for disaster relief to diaper banks in communities across the country. These are all groups doing critical work, and it’s important for them to have quick access to the money they’re raising. Not only does this help organizations do their best work, but it helps donors know that their contributions are going to make a real difference in the work they care about.

So how does this play out day-to-day? Think back to the many natural disasters Americans had to face last year. They needed funds and supplies quickly in order to begin recovering after hurricanes and wildfires. Millions of folks stepped up to help out and chipped in online to do their part. We were able to send checks right away, so organizations in the affected communities could put the funds right into relief efforts when they needed it most.

When groups raise small-dollar donations on AB Charities, we send them a check with the money you’ve chipped in every week without fail. Whether it’s a holiday or the middle of a snowstorm, we print checks and get them mailed out to organizations every Monday. We’re also available at a moment’s notice if nonprofits are in a pinch and need their money quicker than usual. We can overnight a check or wire money directly to a group’s bank account, at no additional cost.

Long story short? If you’re working for a nonprofit, you can rest assured that the donations you’re raising on our platform will get to you quickly. And if you’re a donor chipping in what you can to support work you believe in, know that your donations will be put to work and making a difference in no time.

If you have questions about using AB Charities to raise money, or want to learn more, just drop us a line at support@actblue.com.