Text to Pledge is here! Text to Pledge is a cheaper and more effective method of obtaining donations via text message. Use iVision Mobile's real time text to screen solution for creating interactive and dynamic text to pledge campaigns. Audience members can participate and see their pledges received in real time on the screen.
Mobile Giving has commonly been used by non-profits and charitable organizations over the past few years. However, many limitations exist. For example, with Mobile Giving, participants can only make donations in the amounts of $5 and $10. This represents a major restriction for many non-profits who wish to solicit larger donations from contributors. Another limitation of Mobile Giving is that it requires a double opt-in by the person donating. Often times a person will attempt to make a donation via mobile giving but they never complete the double opt-in and the donation is never processed. With mobile giving, payouts are made by the carriers approximately 90 days after a donation is received. This is so the carriers can allow their subscribers to initiate any charge back requests.
Text to Pledge eliminates much of the issues pertaining to Mobile Giving. With Text to Pledge, the contributor simply texts in "KEYWORD
<space>$ Donation Amount". This information is then received by the system and can be represented ona visual thermometer display. There is no limit as to how much can be pledged. And typically, the non-profit or charity will follow up with a personal phone call to the contributor to complete their donation. This provides for a more user-friendly and personalized user experience.