Text to Donate Fundraising

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 How to Set Up a Text to Donate Activity
Text to donate keywords make giving with a debit or credit card as easy as possible. Individuals who text your keyword immediately receive a text message reply with a secure link to a PCI-compliant mobile donation page. With just a few clicks, indi...
What is the donor mobile experience for text to donate?
Once donors open a new text message on their phone and text the keyword to the appropriate shortcode (for Fundraising keywords, 41444 or 91999), they immediately receive an automated response with a link to complete the donation. When they click th...
What is Enter Offline Donation?
The Enter Offline Donations page allows you to track cash/check donations and donor information within your MobileCause account. Note : If you are entering a donor's donation via their credit card, you would simply use the normal donation f...
Add Calculated Element
With the Calculated capability of MobileCause forms, you can create forms for things like membership payments and much more. Through the use of custom and calculated fields, the form possibilities are endless. Calculations enable you to assign any ...
How does Recurring Giving work on donation forms?
Donors will be charged on the same date every week, month, quarter, or year. (If they fulfill their pledge on the 10th of the month, they will always be billed on the 10th either monthly, quarterly, or annually.) Recurring Giving is a great way to m...
 Configure receipts for donors' tax deductible donations
You can configure the receipts that go to your supporters in several ways. You can define a default template for all your receipts, regardless of Activity type (e.g. Text to Donate, Survey, Volunteer Signup, etc.) in the Account Settings. Then withi...
Receipts and Notifications Section
The Receipts and Notifications section of your form configuration allows you to control the automated communication with your constituents. You can choose to use both texting (SMS) and/or Email. Both forms of notification are enabled by default. T...
What is the best practice for a mobile fundraising call to action in print and online?
When promoting your mobile fundraising keyword in print or online advertisements, the exact phrasing is up to you. But best practice is that it include the following: 1) The short code - For mobile fundraising, it will be 41444 or 91999. The shor...
International Donations
Can international supporters donate? Yes. The MobileCause system is designed primarily for U.S. donors, but it will function for international donors with the following caveats: No Text to Donate Pledges : To pledge via text, a US mobile phone n...
What is Give Later?
Give Later is the equivalent of texting a pledge to donate when you do not have your mobile device available. You can enter your name, mobile number, and pledge amount in the Give Later form and you will receive the fulfillment reminders, just as if...
Customizing Text Message Responses
I want to change the wording of the automated text message that my supporters get when they text in to order tickets, complete a survey, etc." This message was set up and locked into place in this format due to regulations. Right now, th...
 How Do I Set Up my Website Donation Form?
Anyone, anywhere can make a donation through the Website Donation Form on your website. An online giving page is meant to stand alone with a custom URL that can be shared and linked to, or securely embedded on your organization’s website or...
How to Add a Donation Form to Your Facebook Page
Learn how to setup your Facebook donation page and drive social donations via smartphones, tablets and PCs. Note: Facebook restricts smartphone and tablet users from clicking in-app donation page URLs. Be sure to complete all the Parts below to...
Control Automatic Fulfillment Reminders
When reminded, supporters who have pledged to donate and have yet to complete their donation will fulfill their pledge 70-80% of the time. These automated text reminders are enabled by default on your activity, and we recommend leaving them turned o...
Dynamic Actions
Dynamic Actions enable conditional logic to MobileCause forms, providing you many more options when setting them up. Dynamic Actions show fields or elements based on the user's selections. This gives you greater power to build forms that reveal ...
Dynamic Actions Example - Checkbox
This is an example build using Dynamic Actions, when you want to include an option for your supporter to choose whether to make this donation in honor of someone (or in memory of, etc.).  It relies on a checkbox for creating the choice in the D...
How do I change a Donor's Recurring Donation?
For security reasons, MobileCause Support Staff and Non-Profit Organizations cannot change or modify certain parts of an active Recurring Donation. What CAN be changed: Credit Card Number Next Bill Date (you will need to contact MobileCause ...
 Basic Disaster Relief Campaign
This video will quickly show you how to set up a basic disaster relief campaign.  It is a streamlined process to help you get a donation form in place as fast as possible, so you can spend your time helping others during the disaster.  Whe...
Suggested Amounts Section
The Suggested Amounts section allows you to choose what you would like for the three donation buttons on your form. We recommend you adjust the amounts to match your typical, average donation. So if you typically receive $20, you wouldn't want t...
Recurring Donations Section
Recurring Giving is a great way to maximize donations and ensure constant funding from top supporters.  For more about how Recurring Donations function, click here .  Read below for how to enable the different capabilities of Recurri...
Contact Information Section
Collect your supporter's information with the Contact Information section. Section Heading - This is where you can change the wording of the section header that is displayed above the corresponding section on your donation form. You can al...
 Enter a donation
Making a donation through MobileCause is one of the most important functions to understand. This should be helpful for those looking to see what the donor experience will look like or even those wanting to transfer over Recurring Donations from an o...
Create New Form
You want to test one form vs. another. Or you decide you want to use your keyword to sell tickets instead of for a survey. Or you're using the second button in your Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for a corporate sponsorship instead of...
Dynamic Actions Example - Drop-Down Menus
This is an example build using Dynamic Actions when you want to include choices for your supporter to choose a specific item and different options will then appear.  For example, choosing a College within a University will then display differ...