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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

DENVER, Colo., September 11, 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 in honor of 9/11.

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

  • Text MEMORIAL to 90999 to give $10 to the National Park Foundation for the Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Text WWP to 90999 to give $10 to Wounded Warrior Project
  • Text CHOICE to 50555 to give $10 to LifeQuest
  • Text 911 to 27722 to give $10 to the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Text RETURN to 90999 to give $10 to the VFW Foundation
  • Text TOUR to 50555 to give $10 to Tourism Cares for Tomorrow, Inc.
  • Text NFFF to 80000 to give $10 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • Text CELL to 50555 to give $10 to the Mizel Museum

*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. mGive, a Mobile Accord service, was established in 2005 and 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 x 28

cbair@mobileaccord.com

New partnership to allow donations in real-time from any device,

such as PC, smartphone, tablet or Wi-Fi, via mobile giving platform, mGive

NEW YORK, NY and DENVER, CO — August 24, 2011 — Payfone, a leading mobile payment processing service, and Mobile Accord, an innovator and leader in mobile technology for nonprofit organizations, today announced a strategic partnership to expand the mobile donation channel for nonprofits and non-governmental entities worldwide. Through the partnership, nonprofits will be able to expand the power and reach of mobile donation offerings through alternative payment options allowing donations in real-time from any device, such as PC, smartphone, tablet or Wi-Fi, via Mobile Accord’s mobile giving platform, mGive.

“As the premier provider of mobile giving, it is absolutely critical we offer the nonprofit community a secure technology platform that ensures real-time delivery of safe, secure donations with accurate reporting and visibility into all transactions,” said Nim Patel, CEO of Mobile Accord. “Our goal is to offer donors across the globe the ability to make charitable donations from any device at any time. Through our partnership with Payfone, we are able to continue delivering on that promise.”

Mobile Accord’s mGive platform empowers individuals and entire countries to facilitate change using its revolutionary scalable services including mobile giving. mGive has been the standard for mobile giving since 2008, resulting in over 7,000 nonprofit mobile campaigns worldwide and is the platform of choice for high-volume campaigns like fundraising for relief efforts in Haiti and Japan, raising over $46 million in donations. Mobile Accord continues to work with nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations to enhance mobile fundraising and engagement for social good.

“Through Mobile Accord and mGive, its state-of-the-art mobile giving technology platform that is specifically targeted to support nonprofits, we can offer nonprofits one of the most robust and secure methods of conducting donations from any device – an industry first,” said Rodger Desai, chief executive officer, Payfone. “We are pleased to be working with the leader in mobile giving, and look forward to delivering an entirely new method of mobile donation that offers greater ease, flexibility and security, while opening up the global opportunities around philanthropic giving.”

Payfone is unique in leveraging the existing assets of mobile operators for directly connected payment authorization and processing. This approach distinguishes Payfone from other competitors. Payfone’s unique IP focuses on delivering the best user experience, while closely managing fraud using new factors of authentication that are inherent in the mobile operator networks. This translates into one of the most secure and frictionless user experience, across any device. Payfone’s ability to directly integrate with the operator’s network and intelligently identify a subscriber’s profile, makes it the only company capable of securely streamlining the entire mobile payments process.

About Mobile Accord

Mobile Accord is a mobile platform and services company providing enterprise level solutions focused at driving social change. Founded in 2005, Mobile Accord was the first company in the U.S. to offer mobile tools specifically built for nonprofit organizations. Mobile Accord, through its mGive service line, currently serves more than 500 leading U.S. philanthropic organizations and has processed more than 85% of all funds raised via mobile giving. The mGive Foundation is the charitable partner of Mobile Accord. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileaccord.com, http://www.mgive.com and http://www.mgive.org.

About Payfone

Payfone authorizes and processes mobile payment transactions for the world’s best known application stores and merchants. Payfone’s unique ability to leverage the mobile operator network to directly authorize and process payments drives higher sales conversion and revenue yield for merchants and mobile operators, while managing fraud and revenue leakage. As a result, consumers benefit with a wide choice in payment methods and the best user experience. Additional information is available at

http://www.payfone.com, http://www.twitter.com/payfone, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Media Contacts:

Jennifer Moranz

Payfone

415.278.1727

jmoranz@payfone.com

Jaime Tero

onechocolate communications for Payfone

415.989.9803/415.755.8639

jaimet@onechocolatecomms.com

Marisa Marzano

Calysto Communications for Mobile Accord

404-266-2060 x509/877-701-2060 x509