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.
How can a printed fundraising direct-mail piece interact with a donor’s smartphone? The answer: QR codes.
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.
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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, 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.
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 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 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.
Here are 15 mobile fundraising and mobile marketing takeaways shared by four mobile experts at the 2011 Nonprofit Mobile Day.