Unique Support for Kansas City Charities
The Future of Charitable Giving
The impact of eCommerce on our daily lives is both profound and disruptive. Industry after industry is adapting to the new way people want to buy and pay for everything from “socks to stocks.” Furthermore, this trend, now decades in the making, has been accelerated by the global pandemic.
Today, most nonprofits operate at the trailing edge of the eCommerce curve. They have remained focused more on helping people in need and less on the intricacies of managing eGiving solutions. However, simply putting a "donate now" button on a web page and hoping for credit card donations will not improve fundraising efforts. What’s more, encouraging donors to write paper checks to avoid the high cost of processing electronic payments is not an answer either. Millennials don't write checks.
Executives in today’s nonprofits will need to understand the technology platforms, payment systems, and marketing strategies of eCommerce in order to reach the next generation of supporters. Understanding these components will increase their control and effectiveness in building eGiving successes.
Small Things Make a Big Difference
Business leaders of all types understand that small things can make a big difference. T-Serve Foundation wants to apply that leadership principle to help Kansas City charities unlock the potential of eGiving within their donor base. We provide selected nonprofits with no-cost advisory services, as well as financial support, to better compete in an evolving world of digital fundraising.
Our goal is twofold: 1) Increase electronic donations; and 2) manage the cost of credit and debit card processing. We work with our charitable partners to create a WIN-WIN solution for both nonprofits and their donors. A good starting point is the T-Serve Checkup.
T-Serve Checkup is a unique program that helps nonprofit partners improve fundraising effectiveness. It works by identifying actions that minimize costs and eliminating unnecessary friction within the online donor experience. It is a quick and easy way for nonprofits to evaluate their current practices and set the stage for the shift to a more digital-oriented fundraising strategy. Think of it as a tune up for achieving long-term eGiving success:
Are you taking advantage of special credit card rates for charities?
Are your online donation pages uncluttered and easy to use?
How do you communicate with donors to highlight online giving opportunities?
Who We Are
T-Serve Foundation is a Kansas City-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2014. As its trustees, Dan and Karen Toughey focus on supporting local charities by helping them offer a better eGiving opportunity to their donors. Dan is the former president and co-founder of TouchNet Information Systems, Inc. The name T-Serve refers to a small software program developed by TouchNet that helped the company become a major provider of electronic commerce solutions. Today, the name reminds us that small changes can deliver big results.
Meet the Team
Dan Toughey, Co-Trustee
Karen Toughey, Co-Trustee
Ali Brandolino, Marketing
Steve Schirmer, Strategy
3745 W. 105th Terrace
Leawood, KS 66206