There has been a lot written and said about modern day donation and mobile giving has played a major part in the growth of modern giving. Technology is what made this possible – it’s a fast paced world, and technology itself has given birth to different methods of mobile giving.
There are around 7.7 billion people in the world, these people fall under the “human” category. However, they differ to a great extent due to different personalities, likes, dislikes, way of thinking and so on. In the same way, GiveCentral’s two types of mobile giving, Text-to-Give or Text-to-Donate and Text-to-Connect are different sides of the same category. This article aims to take a closer look at these two methods.
Mobile giving is one of the easiest ways through which donors can contribute to your organization and it also allows you to receive donations from donors who are always on the go. Texting tools are used by different charitable, faith-based and political organizations. These tools are promoted all over the world by nonprofits working for charities and causes. The promotions are done through TV ads, newspapers, radio, word of mouth, press releases, media and social media. This method of giving has been around for quite some time and has been working well for a lot of nonprofit organizations including churches.
One of the most common promotional activities is setting up a trial booth at fundraising events and making your supporters try out your mobile giving tools. This will debunk and clear out any doubt that your donors might have about the process. Always remember to set achievable goals for your nonprofit, especially if you are trying out a new giving technique.
This is a giving method that enables quick and easy donations along with instantaneous communication with donors. GiveCentral sets up a system wherein donors can make donations directly from their mobile devices; all that donors need to do is type “Donation” with the amount, this can be done using their own unique texting numbers. GiveCentral pays attention to simplicity when it comes to donation processes, therefore GC Text-to-Donate has been developed in such a way that it is hassle free and can be operated at the tip of the finger. This mobile giving tool looks something like this:
Safety of user is one of the many factors that GiveCentral would never compromise on. Therefore, donor information is always kept safe. A good and quick donation told would lead to more donors, resulting in increased donation.
Have you ever imagined your donor details being added, edited and saved without you having to take the trouble? That is exactly what GC’s Text-to-Connect tool offers, it enables the donors to input their information directly into the fundraiser’s database. Incase there are any changes that have to be made, you will get a notification immediately. This tool is also about transparency and looks something like this:
GiveCentral provides unique texting numbers for Text-to-Connect through which donors can text their primary information, like name and email.
These two mobile giving tools can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Auto reminders for recurring donations get sent in both the techniques and reminders get sent when a donor’s credit card is about to expire, these are donor centric tools. However, it is very important to remember that Text-to-Give and Text-to-Connect have a thin line of difference too and the two should not be confused.