how can big river help me?

Ease of Use

  • Your brand ensures the donor trusts the transaction.
  • Fewer clicks and page changes ensures the donor completes the gift.

unified giving

  • Support for donation types, event registrations, sponsorships, etc. means you never miss an opportunity to receive a donation during an donor transaction.

personally relevant impact

  • Donors give more when they know the impact of their gift.

rapid change

  • Create timely, targeted appeals that connect the donor that they will respond to emotionally and intellectually.


  • Get a complete view of all donor activity: donations, event attendance, emails.
  • Understand their history with your organziation.


  • Donor database is fully customizable with your own additional fields.


  • Easily get information. Import, export to and from existing donor databases, and other systems.


  • Track social referrals to recognize and reward your influential constituents.

discounts, promotions

  • Discounts and promotions recover lapsed donors and automate moves management.


  • Deliver targeted messaging to segments of your constituent base.
  • Test variations in subject and content to increase giving.

track over time & forecast

  • Predict and recover from problems before they affect your organization.

answers, not reports

  • Clear analysis helps you rapidly understand your constituents and activities.

take action

  • Convert reports into lists for mail and electronic campaigns.
  • What To Know About Accepting Credit Cards Online

    If you want to accept donations, sell memberships or event tickets or promote any kind of online credit card transaction, a merchant account and payment gateway are required. These are distict from your bank account and understanding what they are and how they work can be confusing. Here is a basic explanation and recommendations regarding […]

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  • CoolTech Puts New Spin On Community Fundraising

      Big River’s Community platform was originally conceived to facilitate individual fundraising initiatives. It enables organizations to invite supporters to create online fundraising pages and leverage their social networks to give back for a birthday, a wedding, a bar mitzvah – any milestone that inspires them.   Recently COSE and NEOSA put a unique spin […]

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  • Constituent Fundraising – Leverage The Power Of Social Networks

    The first online peer-to-peer fundraising site, ArtistShare, appeared in 2003 and was designed to give supportive fans a way to financially support an artist’s work in return for an insider’s look at the work’s creation, exclusive merchandise or VIP access to events, etc.  Since then, “fan-funding” has morphed into “crowdfunding” and it is used by […]

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Who Uses Big River

  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • CWRU Alumni
  • CLE Zoological
  • Raising the Bar
  • The Gathering Place
  • Cleveland Ingenuity Fest
  • Zeta Psi
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