TJF’s refreshed donor portal makes it easier to access and give online

November 29, 2021

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Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s online donor portal recently received a visual upgrade. The update, which went live last month, aims to make the donor portal more accessible and straightforward for users.

“We at TJF are committed to a positive donor experience. In real-time, our donors can see their grant history, and in a few quick clicks, they can make an impact on those organizations, programs, and services that are priorities for them,” says Naomi Limor Sedek, Tidewater Jewish Foundation president and CEO. “I have heard from several donors how simple it is to activate the resources in their Donor Advised Funds and that they are thrilled with this new format.”

Over the past few months, TJF has worked tirelessly with its technology partner to enhance the capabilities of its online donor portal. The new, streamlined interface makes it easier for users to access funds, make contributions, retrieve statements, and more.

“The donor portal refresh is convenient and very user-friendly to use,” says Todd Copeland, a member of TJF’s board of directors, its current treasurer, and one of the several hundred community members that use a TJF Donor Advised Fund (DAF). “It doesn’t require utilizing a staff member to request a donation, and it provides real-time information. No need to wait for statements, but they are posted and stored there as well.”

Despite being live for only a few weeks, users are already reaping the benefits of the refreshed donor portal and its expanded functionality.

“TJF’s donor portal refresh, once we learned how to use, made it convenient to quickly review the history of all activity of our fund, anytime, 24/7,” says Warren Aleck, another ‘fund advisor.’

Additionally, the site has new features, which include a database of entities for giving and the portal being mobile-responsive for a unified experience across all devices.

“The portal has a database access of most approved 501c3 entities,” says Copeland. “It makes it easy to find the charity that you would like to donate to.”

“TJF is proud to offer our donor community the convenience of modern technology,” says Randy Parrish, TJF’s vice president and CFO. “Donor Advised Funds at TJF are a great vehicle for tax-savvy philanthropy and the newly refreshed portal makes them so easy to use. TJF has matching funds available for new DAFs and this is a great time to open one as we approach year-end.”

For more information or to open your online account, contact us at 757-965-6100 or tjfinfo@ujft.org.

-Thomas Mills
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