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Find 🔥 nonprofits on POINT

We're not just an app, POINT is a collaborative volunteer platform to bring people-power and free tech to local nonprofits. Think Eventbrite meets Salesforce… for free.

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We're expanding rapidly, and have nonprofits in all 50 states! Wanna help us get more people on POINT? Start by inviting your community or joining the team.

Volunteering during COVID-19

Even with COVID restrictions in place, nonprofits serving critical needs are still open and in need of volunteers (yes, that’s still allowed!).

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Your safety is really important to us. Not everyone should volunteer at this time. Take the quiz to see if you’re qualified to serve. Can’t volunteer? There are ways to pitch in from the couch while social distancing.


What is POINT? Hide Show

POINT is a collaborative volunteer platform that connects communities with local causes.

Our mission:

We believe nonprofits need better tech now and in the future. As the vast majority of local nonprofits are led by women, our mission is to provide local (women) leaders with the tech tools they need for free. We bring powerful, time-saving technology and people-power to support nonprofits. By centralizing local community needs through POINT, we maximize support for local nonprofits and women leaders. We believe when you equip women, they lift up their communities.

There are two POINT entities. POINT Technologies is a social enterprise that runs the technical platform provided as “POINT”. A separate entity, POINT Global, is the 501c3 nonprofit that directs donations, as well as provides program-based support to nonprofits.

Can I volunteer during COVID-19? Hide Show

Your safety is really important to us. Not everyone should volunteer at this time. ​ ​to see if you’re qualified to serve. Can’t volunteer? There are ways to pitch in from the couch while social distancing. Open the app for virtual volunteering opportunities, or ways to donate.

How do I safely volunteer during COVID-19? Hide Show

Here are some tips from the​ WHO ​and C​DC​.

  • Masks are currently recommended (mandated in some places) for everyone leaving their home to conduct essential businesses. In many cities, people are permitted to leave their home to conduct essential businesses for themselves or on behalf of other people. In certain cities or neighborhoods, a strict lock-down order may be in place that prohibits all activities outside of one’s home. Volunteers should check and comply with all applicable local laws and guidelines in offering services.
  • Wear protective gloves. Bring gloves to volunteer if you have the supplies.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after volunteering.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping 6ft between yourself and other people.
  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging.

How can I help from home? Hide Show

Our team is working hard to find virtual and at-home opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled on new opportunities added on the POINT.

If you’re able to donate, you can find local nonprofits on POINT and give directly to them by clicking on their profile.

How do donations work on POINT? Hide Show

To give on POINT, find a local nonprofit by clicking on a cause and donate directly to nonprofits by clicking on their profile in the app.

Why should I donate to nonprofits on POINT?

  • POINT has a nonprofit directory, sorted by cause category. This makes it easy to find awesome local nonprofits and see how they are helping with COVID-19 relief efforts, all in one place. Plus, you can track your donations on your POINT volunteering profile.

Is POINT a nonprofit or a for-profit?

  • Both! There are two POINT entities. POINT Technologies owns the software provided as “POINT,” and a separate entity, POINT Global, is a 501c3 nonprofit that enables us to direct donations to local nonprofits, as well as provide program based support to nonprofits. Through POINT Global, all donations on POINT are 100% tax deductible.
  • We started out as a nonprofit; read our CEO’s letter on why we made the change.

Does POINT keep a percentage of the donations?

  • Our mission is to make our top-notch tech available for ​free​ to 501c3 nonprofits, yes ​free.​ We believe that great nonprofits deserve great tech and that it shouldn’t break the bank. POINT Technologies charges a 2% processing fee from donations to make sure we are able to sustain this crucial part of our mission and keep our tech free.

Why are there fees?

  • Donations are processed through ​Stripe​, who take a 2.2% + 30c card processing fee. POINT provides our volunteer management platform to nonprofits for free because we believe great charities deserve great tech. In order to sustain this, POINT Technologies take a small 2% fee from every donation.

Does my donation get sent to the charity immediately?

  • POINT sends nonprofits a check on the first of the month for the total amount donated to them in the previous month if donating through the link on a nonprofit’s profile. This helps us keep all of our processing fees to a minimum.

What charities can I donate to on POINT?

  • If you have a specific nonprofit in mind, you can search for it on our app under the “Causes” tab. Or, you can explore each cause and see a list of POINT charities underneath. Click on a nonprofit to be taken to their profile where you can make a donation.

Can I donate to a nonprofit that’s not on POINT?

  • You can only use POINT to donate to nonprofits that are on our platform. If you want to donate to a nonprofit not yet on POINT, invite them to join! Our charity management dashboard is 100% free for nonprofits. Learn more at pointapp.org/nonprofit.

Does my $5 really help?

  • Absolutely. A lot of little donations from thousands of people ​adds up quickly​. Especially since many nonprofits have had to cancel fundraisers due to COVID-19, every donation plays a vital role in sustaining their mission. Whether you can afford $5 here and there, or $50, your financial support goes a long way.

How can my company match my donation?

  • You can forward your e-receipt to your employer as proof of donation, and ask them if they are willing to match it. If they are able, reach out to ​info@pointapp.org and copy your company so we can help them match your donation.
  • You can also ​invite your company​ to create an account on POINT and subscribe to our CSR management platform. This way they can track the impact of their donations and the aggregate impact of employee giving.

How do you protect my information?

  • Our donation software is secure and encrypted. We share your name, email, and amount donated with the nonprofit, and use this information to make sure donations are correctly tracked in your account.
  • We ​never​ sell data. Read our privacy policy ​here.

Can I donate anonymously?

  • Not at this time. You need to have a POINT profile in order to donate to specific nonprofits. You can ​register​ for a free account on our website, or by downloading our free app for ​iOS​ or ​Android​.

How does POINT work for a nonprofit? Hide Show

POINT’s app and cloud-based volunteer management dashboard is the easiest system for your organization to find and manage volunteers. Plus, it’s totally free. Sign up here.

How can my company or organization use POINT? Hide Show

No matter the size of your company, POINT can help engage employees and boost your CSR program. Get started here.

Is POINT free? Hide Show

For people: ​Our app is completely free!

For nonprofits: ​Believe it or not, POINT’s management dashboard is free, just sign up. If you need Enterprise level accounts, subscriptions are available. To learn more, book a demo.

For religious organizations:​ You’re welcome to have your members use POINT for free. If you’d like to subscribe to POINT to manage and track your social impact there’s a reduced subscription fee for religious organizations. Start by booking a demo.

For companies: We use an equitable pricing model based on the number of employees in your company. While not free, we strive to make sure our technology is affordable. Plus, with our Buy+Give model when you subscribe to POINT, you are able to gift the same powerful platform to the nonprofits you support!

No guilt trips, no sad stories. Just a chance to do something good.