January 2016

21
Jan

What Are the Different Uses of Mobile Fundraising?

Although mobile fundraising is just one form of fundraising, it can be so much more than that for your nonprofit. Your nonprofit can take advantage of all of the different ways that mobile fundraising can be used to grow and strengthen your network and increase your awareness of giving trends. You can fund specific projects and incite greater change with

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21
Jan

5 Key Data Considerations with Text-to-Give

Mobile fundraising is just like any other new challenge your nonprofit may face. It will require some planning for certain eventualities. In the end, though, the processes you create around how you take in new information and what you do with that data should ultimately make your nonprofit better overall. There are two major categories to consider: 1. Creating processes

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21
Jan

The 5 Most Notable Mobile Fundraising Campaigns

It’s better to lead than to follow. That being said, sometimes it’s a perfectly good idea to follow. Especially if you’re following in the footsteps of some of the most successful mobile fundraising campaigns of the last ten years. These 5 highly effective campaigns are great examples of how successful a mobile fundraising campaign can be when certain principles are

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21
Jan

How to Get Started with Mobile Fundraising

You’ve already picked your mobile fundraising platform provider. You’re well on your way to launching a successful campaign. There are just a few actionable steps standing in between you and your end goal of incorporating mobile fundraising seamlessly into your nonprofit’s strategy. With the help of these 7 concrete steps, you can launch your very own successful mobile fundraising campaign.

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21
Jan

8 Reasons Mobile Giving is a Trend That’s Here to Stay

Shoulder pads. Tasseled loafers. Neon in all its forms. These are trends that didn’t stand the test of time. Mobile fundraising, however, is no 80’s mullet. It’s a trend that’s here to stay. Below are the top 8 reasons that mobile giving is so popular. Click on any of them to skip ahead:  #1. We are living in a fast-paced,

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21
Jan

Mobile Fundraising Statistics

Text-to-Give Statistics 99% of text messages are opened and read within the first five minutes after they’re sent. The average donation size for text-to-donate fundraisers is $107. 91% of American adults own a smartphone. 41% of people still have a landline. Over $43 million was raised by the Red Cross’s Haiti earthquake relief text-to-give campaign. Text donors are mostly likely

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21
Jan

What Types of Nonprofits Use Mobile Fundraising and Text-to-Give Tools?

Currently, in the US alone, there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, and each year, an increasing amount of the $300 billion per year average raised by these nonprofits comes straight from mobile giving. Out of the millions of organizations out there, which kinds of nonprofits are using mobile fundraising and text-to-give in order to support their causes? The answer

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21
Jan

Mobile Fundraising and Text-to-Give FAQ

When you’re looking into mobile fundraising for your nonprofit, there are roughly a thousand important factors to consider. Okay, maybe there are fewer than a thousand. There are some common concerns, like those about safety and security. Then there are some more practical considerations, like wondering if mobile fundraising would be the best fit for your organization. Rest assured that

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21
Jan

Text-to-Give 101

If you’ve already gotten the chance to add the basics of mobile fundraising into your toolkit, it’s time to add the particulars of text-to-give to that handy belt of knowledge. It’s a fairly simple concept, and once you get a bit beyond the basics, you’ll feel like a downright expert: a text-to-give handyman, if you will. In this article, we’ll

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21
Jan

10 Practical Lessons for Church Online Giving

One of the greatest challenges for churches is making the giving process on Sunday as easy as possible. Passing around the traditional collection basket is a great way to inspire giving, but so many people just don’t carry cash or checkbooks around with them anymore. Providing those who don’t carry cash an easy option to tithe on Sunday is made

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