Non-profits are discovering more and more each day that bake sales, car washes and other traditional fundraising sources are simply not meeting budgetary requirements. These organizations are now turning to a new faith-based, fundraising network available through Reno-based MightyWorks.com.
This Internet company is not only making a substantial difference for local Nevada non-profits, but national organizations are benefiting as well. MightyWorks’ contribution to the non-profit business sector is especially important in light of today’s economic climate, where even the most generous Americans have tightened their pocketbooks when it comes to donating.
Although economists say the recession has ended, it may be quite some time before charitable giving stabilizes. At the same time, online retail sales have continued to grow exponentially. In fact, online sales in the United States leapt by 51 percent to $114 billion during 2003, according to a new report by Forrester Research. The founders of MightyWorks saw the current state of the economy as both a business opportunity and a chance to help non-profit, faith-based organizations raise much-needed funds. Co-founder Ryan Griffin stated, “MightyWorks makes it possible for people to raise funds for their church or other faith-based, non-profit organization by doing what they already do everyday.”
MightyWorks.com is free to join and allows members to direct up to 25 percent of their everyday purchases, made through over 300 of America’s leading companies, directly to the faith-based organization they choose to support. Members can also raise funds by signing up for MightyWorks’ high-speed Internet service, long-distance service and cell phone devotionals. “By harnessing the power of the Internet, our members can raise unlimited funds for their faith-based organization of choice 24/7,” said Griffin. “Additionally, even smaller, local organizations benefit from MightyWorks’ fundraising, since all our products and services are located in a virtual environment.
“Everyone shops, uses a cell phone, calls friends and family long-distance or surfs the Internet,” explained Griffin. “Studies show Americans spend more on electronics each year than they give to their local churches. But now, the two do not need to be mutually exclusive. Rather, these activities can raise up to 25 percent of the purchase value or monthly service fee forever.” Griffin said the potential for fundraising is unlimited. “Organizations can raise thousands of dollars each year through MightyWorks just by doing what everyone already does everyday. Most importantly, these are funds that would have otherwise not have been donated.”
MightyWorks has partnered with over 300 of America’s most trusted retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Macy’s, Dell and more. MightyWorks will also be introducing a credit card program that allows members to charge their regular business or personal purchases while raising funds for an organization of their choosing. Grocery and gasoline fundraising programs are also planned.
Numerous Nevada churches and national faith-based organizations such as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) have already realized the value MightyWorks offers. “We are now implementing the MightyWorks fundraising network to power online fundraising for ACSI’s 1.3 million student families and over 6,000 schools across the country. ACSI will be rolling out information about MightyWorks to students’ families and teachers urging them to use MightyWorks and simultaneously raise much needed funds for ACSI’s network of private schools – hundreds of which are located in Nevada,” said Griffin.
“The demand for MightyWorks’ fundraising platform is growing so rapidly that the company is now seeking investors to help fund its national expansion,” he said. “MightyWorks’ objective over the next 18 months is to raise $10 million for non-profit organizations nationwide.”
For more information about MightyWorks.com, log-on to www.mightyworks.com or call 1-877-577-9804.