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.
Why do nonprofits use text to donate services? In short, because they work. But how does text to donate work? And why does it work so well? Read on to find out.
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.
Essentially, these 5- or 6-digit numbers are miniature phone numbers. They’re actually called Common Short Codes (CSC), and they’re programmed to respond to specific keywords.
Short codes are convenient for sending mass messages out to people regularly. They also work very well for the purpose of raising money.
Why is the ability to donate through a text message so popular? As money gets increasingly more digital, most people aren’t carrying around cash on them. Plus, just about everyone in the first world who is at least 14 has a cell phone. Donating by sending a single text is also quick, doesn’t require any confusing steps, and can be done immediately. Gaining the ability to receive text donations gives fundraising a huge boost.
You've just signed up for our text to donate service, and now you're looking for guidance on how to execute a successful text donation campaign. You may be wondering: What do I do next? How do I ensure I raise as much money as possible? Moreover, you have other duties to attend to, so you don't want to spend all your time fundraising.
This blog post gives you helpful tips for using your shortcode and keyword to raise funds online.