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N.J. Nonprofit’s Donations Skyrocket After It Integrates Mobile

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Lunch Break, a nonprofit that provides necessities like food, clothes and fellowship to the needy in Red Bank, N.J., hosts an annual fundraiser concert during the holidays. In years past, while ticket sales and other promotions raised funds to alleviate hunger and lead the community to self-sufficiency, live-event giving was limited to passing a bucket, which would net a few hundred dollars at most.

This year, Lunch Break contracted with Give by Cell, and raised more than $2,500.

“It was quite the difference,” Lunch Break Director of Development Kate McMahon said.

About 1,200 people attended the concert, which featured popular local band Brian Kirk and the Jirks. During a short intermission, Santa Claus came out to make a speech to the crowd.

“Santa came out and told people to take out their cell phones. And everyone did,” McMahon  said. “It was easy to donate and do it right there. They were happy to do it. It’s on-the-spot fundraising.” Following the event, many others who had not brought credit cards to the concert called in to make additional donations.

Lunch Break was extremely happy how quickly Give by Cell was able to activate the organization’s fundraising campaign, that Give by Cell was willing to take a proactive, hands-on roll with the nonprofit, and the ease of use.

“It was astonishing how fast Give by Cell was,” McMahon said. “The people-side of it was amazing. The CEO calls you. [Our campaign] was as important to them as it is to us.”

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Storytelling at the heart of a campaign

For many charities, personal stories are at the heart of their campaigns. Case in point: Aspire Public Schools, a charter school system serving students in low-income areas. The group recently launched their College for Certain Fund at a fundraising dinner.

The dinner event, held at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco on May 20, blended together individual donors, current teachers and staff as well as graduating seniors who have benefited from attending Aspire schools . Towards the end of the evening, guests were encouraged to donate using their phones via Give by Cell’s Mobile Pledge and Screencast option, and were able to see their donations on a projected screen.

Give by Cell’s Mobile Pledge and Screencast introduced a new way to donate to the 150 attendees, many of whom were excited to text in and see their donations affected the thermometer on the screen.

“It’s so much more efficient,” said Aspire intern Erin. “The Mobile Pledge and Screencast was well put together and it was so much fun to see.”

The group’s goal for the evening was spelled out in an interesting manner: instead of asking for a large sum, the MC spelled out what the cost was per student, breaking down where each dollar would go. Then the MC announced the grand total and invited everyone to bring out their phones. Within minutes, Aspire quickly surpassed their goal of $350,000 ($250,000 was raised before the start of the event).

Event goers praised the ease of the technology and fun thermometer that appeared on the screen. The funds that Aspire raised that night would help their students on their path to college –and Give by Cell is proud to be part of that.


Major Zoo Thinks Outside the Box For Fundraising Event

For large fundraising events, the key to success is usually thinking a little outside the box with a fun gimmick. Some organizations have turned their events into competitions amongst the attendees, given their attendees the option to donate to multiple causes at once. One major Mid-Atlantic zoo went with a rather creative idea: auction off not a prize, but naming (and bragging) rights to three of the zoo’s animals.

Patrons at this gala event were able to text in their pledge/bid by sending in a specified keyword of the animal of their choice. The results were broadcasted on three different screens, displaying the instructions for bidding and the progress of the bids. Each screen had the thermometer with the details of the pledges, as well as a photo of the animal that patrons were wanting to name.

The zoo turned to us for our Mobile Pledge + Screencasting package. Our Mobile Pledge technology allows for donors to text in the amount they would like to donate via a unique keyword to a specified short code. Paired with our Screencasting technology, pledging at events becomes more visual and a group activity as results and names are broadcast.

The Mid-Atlantic Zoo had a spectacular event, raising over $20,000 in pledges for their organization, and giving three new animals their names.

PhD Project’s Engaging Efforts Boost Donations

Industry: Charity Organization

Technology used: Mobile Donate, screencast

Location: New Jersey

The PhD Project has one goal: provide scholarships to give minorities a chance in the Business academia field. Relying on donations from their members and larger organizations, The PhD Project turned to Give by Cell two years ago to diversify their donations.

The Solution:
PhD Project didn’t want to do a traditional $5 or $10 donation. So they turned to Give by Cell and asked how they can engage more with their donors at the event and allow them to donate any amount. We recommended Mobile Donate. It was easy to setup, no requirements or eligibility and allowed donors to give any amount.

“We wanted something that would give us direct donations, without staff needing to monitor it or having to collect the donations,” said Tara Perino, Director of The Phd Project. “We also always want to stay up to date with trends.”

The PhD Project’s engaging mobile strategy

The PhD project, like any other charity, has a diverse donation pool. Most of their members are either grad students or professors themselves, who’ve become used to just cutting a check. Perino and her staff became tasked on how to get people to donate via their phones. Their first step: spread the word.

“We put our keyword on everything!” said Perino. “We made sure it was on every bit of marketing material; emails, pamphlets, even on our social media accounts.” With periodic social media posts, The PhD Project has let people donate throughout the year.

Paired with the screencast feature, the annual dinners have really been their biggest donation efforts. “The screencast is great,” said Perino. “It’s so great with a live audience that you can create challenges.” Since there can be multiple dinners in one night, Perino and team decided to match them up against each other.

“We had two dinners in different states starting within two hours of each other so we had them compete against each other. We had people pulling out their phones and donating $2 just to top the other dinner. It was a great way to engage and challenge the donors.”

There are still audiences to crack and goals to hit, but The PhD Project shows no signs of slowing down. Despite some bumps in the road “it’s not been enough to say ‘we’re not gonna do this anymore.’”