Every LPFM radio station is required by law to be associated with a charity or nonprofit of some sort. Therefore, SMS donations are a win-win, because they give LPFM radio stations an easy way to fulfill their charitable requirements. Text to give also makes it easier to find sponsors as well as raise funds for their nonprofits.
Must you use a fundraising thermometer? Of course not. We've helped many customers run effective campaigns without a progress meter. But the truth of the matter is: some people are visual learners. They need to see something visually in action in order to build their trust. Others like the feeling of being part of a team of donors that helped you achieve your goal. For these reasons, a donation thermometer can be a useful tool.
What if you're a small nonprofit, just starting out? You likely don't have a lot of financial resources at your disposal. You may not be able to afford member management tools like Wild Apricot, which tend to be geared to more well-established organizations with larger budgets.
Many smaller, well-managed nonprofits find success using our innovative text to donate platform.