from The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rethinking How to Calculate Mobile-Giving's Benefits ... Ten days after the Haiti earthquake, text-message donations accounted for more than $30-million, or 14 percent of all donations raised. Yet the strategy can have its drawbacks. … [Read more...] about The Drawbacks to Text Giving
02, the U.K.'s largest mobile phone operator, has joined Vodafone in providing charities 100% of monies received via SMS. From 1 August 2010, UK-based registered charities will receive the full amount donated by the network’s customers using a five-digit shortcode starting w … [Read more...] about U.K. Mobile Operators to Provide 100% of SMS Donations
The reasons that donations via text message are a good thing are also why they’re problematic; it is instantly gratifying, but in that instant, there's no transparency about the organization receiving funds. Without that knowledge, you could be signed up for a recurring d … [Read more...] about Texting Donations, a Bad Idea?
Two Jewish Agency attendees weigh in on the recent NTEN 2010 Conference. by Florence Broder and Ziva Haller Rubenstein This year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta was a buzz: continuing many of the trends from the SXSW conference, and the seminars and the energy o … [Read more...] about The NTEN 2010 Conference: Lessons Learned
from MobileActive.org: Texting for Charitable Dollars: The Definitive Guide to Mobile Fundraising In aftermath of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake text donations to the Red Cross and other charities received enormous publicity, and generated a significant outpouring of … [Read more...] about Text Giving: A How-to Guide