Why is fundsforNGOs Premium Membership a paid service?
It may sound inappropriate for some NGOs that our Premium Membership is a paid service.
However, fundsforNGOs initially offered a free service (and still continues to do so at https://www.fundsforngos.org) for more than a decade during which period we learnt a number of lessons for developing long-term sustainability of our operations. In these many years, our costs to build a stable platform, maintain expensive servers and continuously carry out research and development work increased substantially.
Besides, demands from our loyal subscribers started growing for more advanced information about fundraising.
In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our operations, maintain continuity of our free service and provide advanced information on fundraising tools and resources, we developed the fundsforNGOS Premium Membership. As we use expensive IT infrastructure to run this service plus a team of professionals to manage content, it is required for users to pay for it so that we can cover our costs.
However, our free service continues to remain free for all.