A few weeks ago Melbourne charity, Kollel Menachem Lubavitch, held a gala dinner where they raised $30,000 in 30 minutes with text-to-give fundraising.
Throughout the evening, Kollel Menachem had their keyword “TORAH” and the SMS donation phone number displayed on screens behind the speakers. As people made donations their personal messages of support were displayed on the screens, along with a progress bar that showed the bar rising in real time as gifts rolled in.
As the night progressed and the excitement grew, it was time for the pledging session. Kollel Menachem raised more than $30,000 in just 30 minutes – far exceeding their expectation, and their target.
Our first experience with the GiveEasy SMS platform has changed the way we will approach fundraising! We raised well in excess of our expectations during a live event and the pre-event support from GiveEasy was outstanding! On to our next campaign with a new level of confidence!
By using inbound SMS giving combined with a live progress bar the fundraising team was able to make donating easy as well as exciting by showing supporters exactly how much of a difference they were making.
So how does text-to-give work?
Text-to-give or inbound SMS fundraising is an extremely simple and easy solution for both your donors and you. With GiveEasy we take care of all the relevant technical set up and all you need to do is:
- Decide on a keyword or keywords you wish to use. We will then provide you with a dedicated phone number for your supporters to text this keyword to.
- Share your keyword/s and phone number with everyone at your event.
Then when your donors text this keyword to the number they will automatically receive a reply message with a link to donate. GiveEasy will set up this automatic response message as well as a live online donation form in which your supporters can securely give. After donating the supporter will be directed to a thank you page and automatically be emailed their donation receipt.
Once donated, the supporters' donation and message of support will instantly appear on your live GiveEasy donation page that will be set up for you. This will display a live progress bar that will increase as donations roll in.
Display this live donation page somewhere at your event so everyone can share the excitement as you move towards your target.
Interested In Using Text-To-Give?
If you are interested in using text-to-give or any other live online fundraising tactics at your event please get in touch.