Recently, Will Schmitt of Classy posted a blog discussing the limitations of text to give and text to donate services (he distinguishes the two). The blog does point out some interesting considerations, but it overstates the limitations of text to give.
Many nonprofits are using text to donate services with good results. While there are always exceptions, the majority of our customers bring in substantially more in donations than they pay in fees for the service. Below are a few case studies showing the effectiveness of our text to give service.
For all these reasons, we think we're the clear winner. Bidpal (Text.Gives) does offer some nice features, but the point is to raise money. Some of Text.Gives' features have been demonstrated to diminish conversion rates.