November Rain Features
Posted by Jay Rogan
November Rain…Of Features

Not sure I can justify the title of this article with a reference to the early ’90s Guns N’ Roses song. That’s much more depressing than this blog post strives to be. Over the summer and early fall our team […]

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Posted by Beth Watson
Adapt, React, Readapt, Apt

At GiveGab, we try to maintain an open line of communication with our customers– it’s one of our most valuable resources. We encourage users to ask questions, and we frequently field feature requests.  Folks even sometimes submit words of encouragement, […]

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Posted by Jay Rogan
Fall Features Featured

Our team has been tirelessly crafting new features and enhancing GiveGab to help you and your organization do awesome things to benefit those you serve. We need to do a better job of keeping you in the loop on these changes, so that’s the purpose of this blog post. We’ll try to get one of these updates out each month so you know what’s going on, and so you don’t miss out on great new features. 

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Posted by Jay Rogan
Our Simple Goal – Make Everyone a Fundraising Expert

The team at GiveGab hunkered down this brutal winter to work on various things. Our main goals have been to stay warm and build features to make fundraising a breeze for everyone. We haven’t been doing so well at staying warm, but we have been cranking out some amazing features we’d like to share with you. 

Before I do that, maybe I should tell you a little about our new focus.  We set out to make anyone an expert fundraiser, or at least a more confident fundraiser. If you work at a nonprofit, we want to provide you and your volunteer fundraisers the tools and education needed to be successful.

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Shorter Lead Times and Feedback Loops Mean Better Customer Development

For the last couple of years we’ve been heads down at GiveGab on building out awesome volunteer focused features.  When we first formed the company, we had all of the fun challenges that a startup has – building a team, figuring out your target market, figuring out your vision and mission, how to price the product, etc.  Mixed in with this was customer development and trying to figure out what to actually build into the product based what we felt the value would be to provide to them, that they’d be willing to pay for.

At first, we focused on building out the volunteer management features – from the perspective of nonprofits, but realizing the propensity for nonprofits to purchase volunteer management software and the amount that they might actually spend on it, we quickly shifted focus toward a different segment of the market where budgets were bigger and user acquisition could come in larger numbers.  That was universities… where service learning and civic engagement programs were on the uptrend.

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