Top 13 Text-to-Give Services for Nonprofits

Top Text-to-Give Tools for Different Sized Nonprofits
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@Pay
AccelEvents
Activistic
BidPal
Connect2Give
Give by Cell
mGive
MobileCause
MobileCommons
MyPledger
Qgiv
SecureGive
SUMOTEXT

Text-to-Give Tools for Nonprofits and Churches

@Pay

@pay is a great mobile giving tool for nonprofits

Overview

@Pay is a mobile fundraising platform provider that specializes in:

  • Text-to-give technology that makes giving on the go simple and safe.
  • Email buttons that allow donors to give in just 2 clicks.
  • Fundraising thermometers that link up to your text-to-give campaign.
  • Online and mobile donation pages that are branded for your nonprofit.

Their platform features state-of-the-art security, tax-ready digital receipts, and full integration with all of the leading payment processors.

Why We Love It

@Pay’s patented 2-click technology makes it incredibly easy for donors to give any time and from anywhere.

Pricing

@Pay’s starter pack is $50 per month and includes text-to-give, the giving portal, email support, and recurring giving capabilities.

AccelEvents

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Overview

A twist on the classic silent auction and raffle fundraisers, AccelEvent’s mobile bidding technology allows donors to bid straight from their phones–without needing to download an app!

They also provide a feature called Live Event Display which gives your nonprofit the ability to showcase all of the proceeds you’re raising, as you raise them.

This service is perfect for your next silent auction or fundraising raffle.

Why We Love It

It’s livening up the way nonprofits host auctions, while also simplifying the process.

Pricing

AccelEvents charges $99 for your account activation + $1 per donor (for unlimited donors!)

Activistic

Activistic mobile giving

Overview

Activistic creates custom mobile apps for nonprofits that let donors give from wherever they are.

Because they’re partnered with The Mobile Giving Foundation, Activistic runs on microdonations (small donations typically capped at $5 or $10) that are tacked onto a donor’s mobile phone bill.

While this means that a donor never has to enter their credit card information into their phone, it also means that your organization must wait until the end of a billing period to receive donations.

Why We Love It

Taking credit cards out of the equation makes donating easy and secure for all those involved.

Pricing

The website promises a minimum of 85% of all proceeds will go right where they’re supposed to: your organization.

BidPal

Overview

BidPal has created text-to-give software designed for nonprofits who want to increase donations at their events.

By using short-code technology, BidPal makes it easy for nonprofits to get started accepting donations via text message immediately.

This product fits into BidPal’s larger suite of fundraising software which includes mobile bidding, auction software, and event management software.

Why We Love It

BidPal has a deep understanding of the challenges nonprofits face given their background in auction software and their text-to-give product is well-suited to nonprofits that run events regularly.

Pricing

BidPal’s Text2Give product starts at $495 a year which gives nonprofits the essentials they need to get started.

Connect2Give

Connect2Give mobile giving for nonprofits

Overview

Connect2Give offers a variety of services from text-to-give, text-to-pledge, and text-to-alert.

With these services, your organization can collect mobile donations and pledges and send out pertinent and up-to-date information to all of your supporters.

Another partner of The Mobile Giving Foundation, Connect2Give limits donations to $5 or $10, and each donation is added to the donor’s phone bill instead of billing directly.

Why We Love It

Connect2Give works exclusively with nonprofit organizations, and they provide 24/7 technical support, in case you ever have a question or a concern.

Pricing

Your nonprofit can choose between a prepaid plan, where you incur 0% transaction fees and pay upfront, or you can opt for the pay-as-you go plan, which allows you to pay a small transaction fee every time a donor gives.

Give by Cell

Overview

Give by Cell gives donors the option to text-to-give by adding microdonations to their phone bills as well as by filling out a quick form to donate on the spot.

In addition to these two services, Give by Cell also offers mobile pledging technology, fundraising thermometers, and mobile-responsive website design.

Why We Love It

Give by Cell provides nonprofits with just about every option there is for mobile giving.

Pricing

Depending on the options you choose, your organization may end up paying $500 in Mobile Giving Foundation fees, plus service fees, and transaction fees. Some services, however, don’t require the initial Mobile Giving Foundation fee.

mGive

Overview

mGive is a mobile giving platform that has been around since 2005. They were one of the first and most successful mobile fundraising providers on the market.

They offer different levels of support for varying nonprofit needs. At each level, however, your nonprofit must adhere to Mobile Giving Foundation standards.

Because they’re so well-established, they’ve partnered with some of the top names in the nonprofit industry.

Why We Love It

They’re one of the originators of text giving, so they’re a trusted name.

Pricing

Based on your organization’s need and size, mGive offers different rates. Your organization can easily get a quote from their website if you’re interested in their services.

MobileCause

Overview

MobileCause helps educational, faith-based, healthcare, and charitable nonprofits reach their goals through various mobile fundraising solutions.

Their text-to-give tool not only allows donors to give to their favorite organization (that’s you!), it also allows your nonprofit to send out event invitations, reminders, and more.

In addition to their text giving technology, MobileCause also sells online giving and crowdfunding software, as well as online advocacy tools.

Why We Love It

MobileCause’s various services, including their text-to-give tool, are simple and effective for nonprofits of all sizes.

Pricing

The cost of each plan varies, and the website urges those interested in purchasing software to reach out to a MobileCause representative for an individual price quote.

Mobile Commons

Overview

Mobile Commons provides text-to-give technology for organizations of all kinds.

Of course, a lot of their clients are nonprofits, but they’ve also partnered with consumer brands, commercial companies, and political candidates.

Mobile Commons is yet another application service provider linked with The Mobile Giving Foundation.

Why We Love It

Mobile Commons’s platform allows you to personalize every aspect of your outreach.

Pricing

To have access to their self-service platform and features, your nonprofit must pay a monthly license fee. The Mobile Commons website does not provide specific cost details.

MyPledger

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Overview

MyPledger is a mobile pledging platform provider that eliminates the need for mobile carrier partnership.

Donors can pledge and give straight from their phones, regardless of their service provider or phone model.

MyPledger works really well with college and university fundraising.

Why We Love It

Their platform is scalable and cloud-based, which makes integration easier across the board.

Pricing

Your nonprofit, school, or organization must reach out to MyPledger for an individual quote.

Qgiv

Qgiv mobile giving

Overview

Qgiv is a mobile and online fundraising software provider that specializes in various major mobile giving avenues.

While they mainly focus on their mobile and online donation pages, they also offer text giving, which lets donors give directly through their smartphones.

Their text giving requires your organization to come up with a unique (but still easy to remember) shortcode, like “KINGSCHURCH” or “LOCALANIMAL.”

Why We Love It

Qgiv’s platform is affordable, which makes it accessible for nonprofits of almost all sizes.

Pricing

Qgiv’s “Grow” plan, which includes text giving along with all of the other features, starts at $49 per month plus nominal transaction fees.

SecureGive

SecureGive mobile giving

Overview

SecureGive was founded by the leader of a large church, who saw the need for alternative ways to give during the Sunday service.

Thus, an online and mobile giving software platform specifically for churches was born.

Their text-to-give technology allows churchgoers to tithe in just a few short steps, straight from their phones’ native texting application.

Why We Love It

SecureGive is simple and affordable for churches and nonprofits of all sizes.

Pricing

Their most basic plan starts at $29 per month.

SUMOTEXT

SUMOTEXT mobile giving

Overview

SUMOTEXT is one of the six application service providers that’s partnered with The Mobile Giving Foundation.

As such, their text-to-donate software caps donations at $5 and $10.

That said, donors never have to worry about putting their credit or debit card information into their phones.

Why We Love It

In addition to their text-to-give campaigns, SUMOTEXT also offers mobile marketing services that can be launched at any time.

Pricing

SUMOTEXT takes a percentage of every donation, typically $0.50, in addition to startup and application costs.

Additional Mobile Giving Resources

Text-to-Give Guide

Text-to-give guide for nonprofits

You’ve learned all about the top text-to-give tools; now it’s time to learn about all that text-to-give can do for your nonprofit!

Read our Ultimate Guide to text-to-give fundraising and gain insights such as how text-to-give works, statistics, FAQs, sample campaigns, and best practices.

10 Benefits of Mobile Giving

How mobile giving can help you raise more money

Text-to-give is just one form of the overarching fundraising method known as mobile giving or mobile fundraising.

For more information about how mobile giving can help you raise more money from your donors, check out our article! It’s packed with awesome tips and best practices!

Guide to Mobile Fundraising

Guide to mobile fundraising

If you need to learn more about the basics of mobile giving (including text-to-give!), we’ve got the perfect resource for you.

Check out the guide to mobile giving and discover how your donors can use their smartphones and tablets to support your nonprofit’s mission and cause.

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