Mobile

The mGive Foundation and GetLisa Team Up to Help Nonprofits Expand the Mobile Giving Channel
January 18, 2011

DENVER, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The mGive Foundation (www.mgive.org), the leading 501(c)(3) public charity supporting U.S. mobile donation campaigns, today announced it has partnered with to provide regional-area wireless subscribers with the capability to participate in mobile giving campaigns – a first in the regional wireless industry. GetLisa is a regional carrier aggregator that provides service to 40 regional wireless carriers. Through GetLisa's infrastructure messaging solutions, subscribers in rural areas can access the mobile giving channel quickly and easily to donate to

5 Fundraising Trends for 2011
December 28, 2010

At the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association Year-End Luncheon, veteran fundraising expert Roger Craver, founder of DonorTrends and editor of The Agitator, shared five fundraising trends to get on top of in 2011.

Vascular Disease Foundation Offers Mobile Giving this Holiday Season
December 22, 2010

The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) has added mobile giving to its list of donation offerings. The campaign is the first of its kind for VDF and will continue into 2011. All proceeds raised from the mobile giving campaign will benefit those affected by vascular disease.

Looking Forward to Increased Mobile Giving
December 14, 2010

As you plot your fundraising strategy for 2011, it will become important to give some thought to how and if mobile giving might fit into your overall planning.

Fund Raisers Petition Apple to Make It Easier to Donate on iPhones
December 7, 2010

Apple’s policy of not allowing charitable donations to be easily made on the iPhone is raising the ire of some nonprofit leaders. Now a new petition urges the technology giant to make it easier for anyone to give on a smartphone.
The kerfuffle erupted after Apple reversed its decision to approve an application that would make it easier for people to support charity through their phones. For two months, people with iPhones could easily donate to a charity of their choice, using an application designed by PayPal. And then, they couldn’t.

Going Mobile: Charity Dynamics and The Salvation Army Launch New iPhone Application for Annual Red Kettle Campaign
December 6, 2010

The Salvation Army is tapping into the power of the mobile device this holiday season with the launch of a new iPhone® application to help strengthen fundraising for the organization’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign. Developed by Charity Dynamics, the Online Red Kettle iPhone app empowers individuals to conduct personal fundraising campaigns on behalf of The Salvation Army, all from the convenience of their mobile devices.  

Nonprofits get the message on using texts to raise funds
November 29, 2010

Charitable donations are shifting from collection trays and kettles to laptops and cellphones as more nonprofits turn to online and mobile fundraising.

From Facebook to Colorado Gives Day, high-tech campaigns are sweeping the nonprofit world.

Leveraging technology from Denver-based mGive, the Salvation Army is testing a text-message fundraiser this holiday season to supplement its traditional Red Kettle Christmas campaign.

It ushers in a new phase of mobile giving, which might soon include higher single-donation limits, corporate sponsors and deeper engagement between nonprofits and donors via texts.