Do you have alternative pricing structures that are more affordable for smaller Non-profit organizations?
ZipGive created the ZipStarter package to lower the cost of
entry. At $299 per month this remains a very inexpensive program when compared
to direct mail, building a website, telemarketing, staging live events and other
traditional fundraising programs.
long does it take for the funds raised to reach intended cause or charity?
It will take approximately 90 to 120 days for the carriers to disperse the funds generated from your mobile
donation campaign to the Mobile Giving Foundation who then passes those funds
along to your organization along with a detailed remittance report for each
donation campaign you have.
Besides using a major credit card, is there a way for my organization to set up
a mobile giving program?
You must use a major credit card to get started but we can
arrange for electronic funds transfer from your bank account. Alternatively you
may pay for one year upfront with a check upon credit approval.
the donor get charged for text messages sent or received during a mobile
Thanks to the generosity of the Canadian Wireless carriers, no additional fees apply to the consumer when making a mobile donation.
is the length of time on a ZipGive contract?
All ZipGive contracts have a 1 year term. The cost is low
compared to other fundraising channels and you may pay monthly. Each non-profit
must make a commitment to mobile to get proper results and generate revenue.
Integration of mobile into all your brand standards and donor facing activities
is crucial to success. Additionally, there are hard costs absorbed by ZipGive to
get your program started. Our model is designed to allow us to make our
investment in your campaign back over time as you raise money and provide a low
cost entry point for non-profits.
long does it take to launch a mobile giving campaign?
The launch of your mobile giving campaign is determined by
three factors: 1) Completion & submission of your MGF Application 2) The vetting &
approval of your organization by the MGF (1-2 weeks) 3) campaign submission and
approval from the carriers (1-4weeks) Once you've submitted your MGF App for
approval it shouldn't take more than 4-6 weeks to go live on all participating
carriers. During this time your dedicated account manager will assist you in
developing your mobile strategy, from launch to implementation.
are Mobile Giving accounts managed?
Every ZipGive client works closely with a dedicated account
manager who will help with the launch and management of every aspect of your
mobile donation program. We'll assist you
with anything you may need. We're here to show the way!
is your platform and technology competitive advantage?
Zipstripe has worked with non-profit clients since January
1st/2009 before the MGF
platform was available in Canada. We were the pioneers and first company in
Canada to run a Charitable Alerts program to raise funds through texting. Our
platform makes it easy for your organization to sign up, get approved by the
Mobile Giving Foundation, create your campaign with keyword and shared short
code, and track all activity in
real-time. Additionally, we have state of
the art online tools that allow you to build social networking programs that
allow for donations to be collected via cell phone bill and to get the word out
about your organization through viral web based campaigns.
a mobile donor give in excess of $5 per donation?
Yes! There are two mobile donation campaign options: $5 &
$10. Your organization will determine this when you register and create your
first campaign. Additionally, mobile donors can always give more than once, up
to $30 per month.
is a keyword?
Used in combination with a short code, a keyword is a word
that differentiates your mobile campaign from others on the same short code.
Your keyword and short code combination allows mobile phone users to make a
donation to your ZipGive mobile donation campaign. For example, an organization
called Save the Animals might choose the
keyword SAVE in order to make a donation.
Mobile phone users would send the word SAVE to the short-code 20222..
is SMS or Text Messaging?
SMS stands for Short Message Service, commonly known to
consumers as text messaging. The protocol is designed to send text messages to
and from mobile phones. The message may be up to 136 characters in length
including spaces and punctuation. Almost
100% of today’s phones can send and receive text messages!
For more information, please contact
or call at 905 856 7395 ext. 345