Community Shares of Mid Ohio recently launched a new "online giving tool" with the rollout of a new website.

Community Shares of Mid Ohio recently launched a new “online giving tool” with the rollout of a new website.

Called iPledge, it allows anyone to donate with a credit card to any of Community Shares’ 65 member charities, according to community relations director Ryan Kovalaske.

“We are excited to offer donors this convenient and easy to use tool that lets them give online to the issues and causes they care about most,” retiring executive director Melissa Magers said. “By incorporating technology into our mission of donor choice, we can increase connections and support to local nonprofits.”

The tool allows donors to make a one-time or recurring donation via credit card to support the Community Shares’ member charity of their choice. It also keeps a donor’s history of amounts donated and member charities supported for easy retrieval during tax preparation or for renewing a donation.

“I’m excited about iPledge,” Wild Goose Creative board member Ryan Hoke said in a press release. “I think it will be a great way for donors to connect directly with our organization and to personally manage their contributions.”

The iPledge tool was developed by Community Shares USA, a collaboration of such organizations.