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Be a Part of a Giving Revolution

Cynics of Valentine’s Day will tell you it is not a holiday for single people. mGive disagrees. A simple text allows you to love your community and your favorite causes through the fastest growing philanthropic fundraising tool—mobile giving.

Four years ago, mGive launched a nation-wide love fest by initiating the first text-based fundraising campaign. Since then, mGive has helped nonprofits raise over $50 million, communicate with 5 million donors, and initialize philanthropic spirit through innovative technology everyone has at their fingertips.  The causes helped by mGive are world-wide, including Haiti’s earthquake and Japan’s most recent tsunami. But a simple text donation can be pinpointed to a cause in your community.

The mobile donation channel is one of the fastest-growing fundraising channels in history and mobile donations are quickly becoming the preferred fundraising and donor communications method for nonprofits. Just four years after mGive first made text-based giving available, the mobile donation fundraising channel has already raised 30 times as many dollars as the online donation channel did when it was in its infancy.

mGive has partnered with more than 60 of the nation’s leading mobile carriers (covering 99 percent of U.S. mobile customers) to enable nonprofits of all sizes to increase overall donations and reach new audiences using affordable, reliable and regulation-compliant text-based mobile giving campaigns.  mGive has supported more than 7,000 mobile giving campaigns for more than 500 nonprofit clients and processes around 85 percent of all mobile donations made today.

“Through mobile donations, we have the ability to reach new and existing donors,” said Chris Stergalas, Online Campaigns Associate at Defenders of Wildlife. “mGive has helped us fundraise around issues quickly and communicate to our members in a new way. Since mGive is the leader in mobile communication tools, we are constantly investigating innovative ways mGive can help us reach our goals of protecting native wildlife in their native communities.”

“More and more savvy nonprofits are realizing that mobile donations are an incredibly effective fundraising and communication tool,” said James Eberhard, founder and chairman of Mobile Accord, Inc. “A few simple texts can mean spreading a lot of love for your community.”

mGive is a Mobile Accord service. Contact mGive to find out how you can text a donation to your favorite cause.

Press Contacts:

Cassie Bair

mGive

303.531.5505 x28

cbair@mGive.com

Super Bowl Wins Extend Beyond the Game

Super Bowl Sunday Marks Four Year Anniversary of Mobile Donation for mGive

DENVER, CO – Last time Tom Brady faced the Giants in the Super Bowl, he launched a worldwide revolution—of philanthropic giving.  In 2008, Tom Brady was the spokesperson for an ad that prompted viewers to donate to the United Way through texting.  The platform that powers these donations was provided by Denver’s own mGive.

Four years later, mGive has helped nonprofits raise over $50 million, communicate with 5 million donors, and initialize philanthropic spirit through innovative technology everyone has at their fingertips.  The causes helped by mGive are world-wide, including Haiti’s earthquake and Japan’s most recent tsunami, but mGive is based right here in Denver.  So, even though our beloved Broncos are not going to the super bowl, we’re happy Tom Brady will be there to celebrate the fourth anniversary of mGive’s launch to help the world.

The mobile donation channel is one of the fastest-growing fundraising channels in history and mobile donations are quickly becoming the preferred fundraising and donor communications method for nonprofits. Just four years after text-based giving first became available, the mobile donation fundraising channel has already raised 30 times as many dollars as the online donation channel did when it was in its infancy.

mGive has partnered with more than 60 of the nation’s leading mobile carriers (covering 99 percent of U.S. mobile customers) to enable nonprofits of all sizes to increase overall donations and reach new audiences using affordable, reliable and regulation-compliant text-based mobile giving campaigns.  mGive has supported more than 7,000 mobile giving campaigns for more than 500 nonprofit clients and processes around 85 percent of all mobile donations made today.

“More and more savvy nonprofits are realizing that mobile donations are an incredibly effective fundraising tool that can be used as part of a larger multi-channel donor acquisition and communications strategy,” said James Eberhard, the Founder and Chairman of mGive. “Mobile donation and mobile advocacy campaigns are a great way for nonprofits to reach new audiences and raise money  that they may not have received through other, more traditional channels.”

Press Contacts:

Cassie Bair
mGive
303.531.5505 x 28
cbair@mGive.com

Help Provide Famine Relief: Text A-I-D to 27722 to Donate $10 to the World Food Program USA

DENVER, Colo., August 24, 2011 – mGive, (www.mGive.com) the leading service provider for mobile donations in the United States, today announced that it is powering several mobile donation campaigns raising funds for famine relief in the Horn of Africa. A severe drought has created a food crisis in the Horn of Africa that has put more than 12 million people in danger of imminent starvation. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes in search of food and refuge camps are overcrowded.

On August 11, 2011 Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton spoke about the food crisis affecting the Horn of Africa and the urgent actions needed to be taken by the United States and partner organizations. Secretary Clinton urged United States citizens to help through a mobile donation call to action. “One program that supports life-sustaining efforts in the Horn of Africa is the United Nations World Food Program. You can give $10 to the World Food Program USA by texting A-I-D to the number 27722,” stated Secretary Clinton. To learn more about Secretary Clinton’s call to action to support Horn of Africa famine relief and the United Nations World Food Program, please visit: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/08/170417.htm.

Additional nonprofit organizations and their respective famine relief programs powered by the mGive platform have the following calls-to-action:

  • Text AID to 27722 to give $10 to World Food Program USA
  • Text PROGRESS to 50555 to give $10 to CHF International
  • Text MEALS to 80000 to give $10 to Feed My Starving Children
  • Text GIVE AID to 80088 to give $10 to GlobalGiving
  • Text CERF to 90999 to give $5 to United Nations Foundation
  • Text RESPOND to 90999 to give $10 to Child Fund International

*Message and data rates may apply.

mGive pioneered the mobile giving industry in the United States. The company works closely with U.S. wireless operators and The mGive Foundation (www.mgive.org) to process donations and ensure that 100 percent of the proceeds collected go directly to the nonprofit entity. Organizations interested in launching mobile donation campaigns for relief efforts can contact mGive at 866.720.3350 to get started.

About mGive
mGive is changing the way people give. Established in 2005, mGive created the United States mobile donation market by introducing the first mobile donation platform tailored to nonprofit organizations. Today, more than 85 percent of domestic mobile donations are powered by mGive who serves more than 500 leading nonprofit organizations and has launched over 7,000 mobile campaigns. The mGive platform offers scalable, enterprise-level solutions using text messaging for donor engagement and fundraising. For more information please call 866.720.3350 or visit www.mGive.com.

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Press Contact:
Cassie Bair, Director of Marketing

mGive

866.720.3350

cbair@mgive.com