Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 28th! Are you looking for some new ways to encourage charitable giving for your ministry, church, or nonprofit? Here are five apps that provide unique opportunities to engage individuals from their smartphones:

  1. Bstow

Bstow is an app that allows your donors to make small monthly donations by rounding up each of their credit and debit purchases and giving the spare change to you! Users can set a monthly limit and donate to the charity of their choice.

  1. Check-in for Good

This app allows you to use location-based technology to raise money for your organization. Any business or location can become a donation hub that users can “check-in” at to make a small donation. It’s a great way to partner with local businesses to raise money for your cause!

  1. VolunteerMatch

Every organization has trouble finding volunteers when they need them. VolunteerMatch makes that process easier by matching organizations with local individuals who have relevant skills and interests. Their app allows volunteers to connect easily from their phones.

  1. Instead 

Instead is an app that makes a game out of giving by showing users how to curb their spending habits and donate to nonprofits instead. Users take challenges such as brewing their own coffee or packing their own lunch, and the money they save is donated to an organization. More points can be earned by involving friends and co-workers in the challenges.

  1. One Today

Google’s app One Today allows nonprofits to raise money by creating an easy way to donate from your phone. Organizations create a profile with a picture and short blurb, set a dollar amount, and users can donate to your cause quickly and easily. Plus, you get to keep all the proceeds.

Are there any other apps that you’ve had success with? Let us know!