Text Message Fundraising
Text Message Fundraising uses a mobile communication method known as SMS which is also known as a text message. Non profit organizations use SMS as a way to not only market their cause and gain awareness, but also to increase fundraising dollars. Its an efficient, economical, and environmental way to raise dollars for non profit organizations.
A person responds to a keyword by opting into the fundraising campaign. That person then alerts the cell phone carrier that they want to make a donation. The carriers confirm that the user wants to make a donation and the dollar amount is added onto his next bill. Its a simple way for organizations to collect donations and a simple way for people to donate through text message advertising.
An example of text message fundraising is the American Red Cross. It had raised funds to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. People texted the word "haiti" to a specified short code to donate $10. There are many organizations not only supporting themselves with this service but also the cause. We know its difficult for organizations to raise enough money to even support what they are doing, and Text Message Fundraising allows people to donate smaller amounts very easily, but small amounts turn into large figures quickly.
There are many relief groups that were able to use text message fundraising to get instant, small-scale contributions from donors who were ready to help immediately.
Many non profit organization are excited about the potential possibilities that exist with text message fundraising.
ZipGive makes it easy for any organization of any size to implement the program. Check out our SMS fundraising prices page to learn how you can implement this program quickly so that not only you can support your organization but support your cause.