If you enjoy supporting good causes, but are looking for a more efficient, streamlined way to do so, consider enrolling in a charitable organization’s monthly donation program. The most common recurring donation amounts are around $52 per month, but you can choose the amount that works best for your budget.
The importance of recurring donations for nonprofits really can’t be overstated, as they provide organizations with plentiful and predictable funding—but these have quite a few benefits for donors as well. Here are some excellent reasons to give recurring donations to your most beloved organizations.
- The empowerment of making a lasting impact. You can help your nonprofit of choice accomplish much more with monthly donations than with the one-off kind. In an increasingly chaotic and crisis-filled world, this can feel all the more empowering, which is good for your overall mental health. You may be able to sleep easier knowing that you’re standing with your favorite nonprofit and its cause all year long.
- Convenience. Recurring donations are like autopay for your monthly bills: giving gets done without the need for to-do lists, checkbooks, stamps, or even the lift of a finger. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that even when your life gets busy or stressful, you’ll never forget to give to the nonprofits and charities you love.
- Avoids holiday budget conflicts. The difficulty with the tradition of charitable giving around the winter holidays is that donors are also having to do increased spending elsewhere (and are busier, with higher stress levels). With recurring donations, you’ll give the same amount all year long, and you’ll actually be giving more overall—all without breaking your holiday budget.
- Insider perks. Many nonprofits offer small fringe benefits to their most loyal donors, such as invitations to exclusive events, forms of recognition, personalized correspondence, discounts on products or services, or even free prizes or merchandise. Insider perks shouldn’t be the main reason you donate. However, they can make for a great mood booster, open new doors, add fun to your life, and even work as a handy talking point whenever you’re asked about your interests.
Make Recurring Donations That Support Ugandan Children
You can maximize your impact in the world as a donor by supporting Ugandan schools, which provide children with the tools they need to build a more promising future. Simone’s Kids in Nakaseke, Uganda provides education and meets basic needs for children in order to help them break the cycle of poverty.
You can make recurring donations to Simone’s Kids by joining The Village. The Village is a passionate group of donors committed to bettering the lives of children in Uganda by making monthly donations that help to provide better meals, more teachers, more activities, and even post-graduation services.
You can also make a difference by shopping at the Simone’s Kids Store or donating to Simone’s Kids. Your gifts help purchase school supplies, textbooks, food, and other necessities for Ugandan students. Consider doubling your contribution by asking if your employer participates in a donation match. Give today!