The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada Partners With Videotron
June 28, 2011

The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, announced a new partnership with Videotron that will offer customers of the wireless carrier the opportunity to support registered charities through text-to-donate initiatives.

Videotron customers can now respond to a registered charity's call-to-action by texting a specific keyword to an assigned five-digit number to donate either $5 or $10, depending on the type of campaign. The amount donated by text will be charged to the donor's wireless phone bill, and is billed as a tax-exempt transaction.

Foundation introduces donation plan for smartphone users in Taiwan
May 25, 2011

A foundation that provides service for mentally challenged people on Wednesday introduced a creative and convenient way for smartphone users to make donations through the use of application (App) technology.

The Syin-lu Social Welfare Foundation said that under the new donation scheme, which was launched May 21, 15 cents will be donated each time participating smartphone users visit designated enterprises.

Users have to download the free App in order to check in at the shops.

PRC Approves Mobile Barcode Promo
May 23, 2011

The Postal Regulatory Commission has officially approved the USPS Mobile Barcode Promotion and determined that nonprofits can play too! All of the other regulations have remained the same.

If you have already planned on some great campaigns this summer that incorporate QR Codes then you’ll be all set to save 3 percent on postage. If you have not planned on using this 2-D barcode technology into your next campaign, then get started; the promotion starts July 1!

Givey Launches Charity Donation Platform
May 23, 2011

A new platform that allows users to donate to charity via SMS and Twitter is launching in the U.K. 

The platform, called Givey, allows users to sign up for an account which then allows them to make donations to charity via a simply coded SMS or tweet. Facebook integration will follow soon. Each donation is tax efficient, as it allows charities to reclaim the tax on donations from U.K. taxpayers. 

Corduro Reinvents Mobile Payments on iPhone, Android Devices; Adds Social, Intelligence to Processing
May 11, 2011

Corduro, a global mobile payments provider, announced its new app for iPhone and Android devices. For the first time, sole proprietors, charities or retail establishments can leverage reader-free card payments via smartphone and tablet devices at a sharply lower cost and enjoy a host of social integrations that turn recurring payments into long-term relationships. The app is also an e-wallet that facilitates easy and quick payments to any individual or business on the Corduro network.

Vodafone and JustGiving launch free text donation service
May 9, 2011

The mobile phone provider Vodafone and the donation website JustGiving have launched a new service that they say will enable all U.K.-registered charities to raise money through text donations for free.

The companies say the new JustTextGiving service will allow charities to set up text message fundraising for free and collect donations without any commission or charges being taken off.

MobileCause Introduces ONEbyONE - New Mobile Mentor Program
May 4, 2011

MobileCause has launched a new mobile mentor program called ONEbyONE to increase mobile philanthropy and provide essential mobile tools free of charge to smaller nonprofits. This program is the first of its kind in the nonprofit and mobile-giving space that allows large and medium nonprofits to support a charity of their choosing. ONEbyONE will provide hundreds of early-stage and smaller charities new and free access to various mobile solutions.

March of Dimes Unveils New Free iPhone App
April 14, 2011

March of Dimes is among the leaders in online fundraising with the release of its innovative, new iPhone application. The app, which links March of Dimes supporters directly to their own personal fundraising page, was released just in time for the 2011 March for Babies, the organization’s largest fundraiser, which is held the last weekend in April in more than 900 communities nationwide.