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#GivingTuesday 2017

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Nov 28, 2017 11:34:38 AM

Showing the World What We've Got

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After a record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's time to show the world what kind of impact America can make around the globe!!

This year, we're proud to be supporting more than 500 nonprofit organizations, helping to make their #GivingTuesday better than ever.

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Topics: text to give, Mobile Fundraising, Disaster Relief, Mobile Engagement, Fundraising, Disaster Preparedness, Events, Event Planning, community

Hand in Hand: a Benefit for Hurricane Relief

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Sep 13, 2017 10:47:53 AM

Teaming Up to Help Our Neighbors

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It's impossible to predict a natural disaster, and almost as hard to truly prepare for one. What really matters in a natural disaster isn't how prepared a city is before it hits, but the generosity of our nation in the aftermath.

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Topics: text to give, Mobile Fundraising, Disaster Relief, Mobile Engagement, Fundraising, Disaster Preparedness, Events, Event Planning, community

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Posted by Ethan Kotel on Aug 30, 2017 11:28:29 AM

Help Us Support Communities Affected by Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey is a truly unprecedented weather event. It came with force, delivering sustained 100 mph winds, spitting off tornados, and dumping record-breaking torrents on Houston, our nation's fourth largest city.

 

Citizens have been doing the best they can to survive and adjust in the wake of the storm; however, many are still cut off from basic supplies - food, water, and electricity - and many more have found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly homeless, displaced, often with animals and children in tow.

 

We are so proud and so honored to be able to provide fundraising support to several organizations who are working hard, day in and day out, to provide relief to those affected by this storm.

 

From providing short term supplies, shelter, and search and rescue, to more long term efforts centered around re-homing and reacclimating to a life post-tragedy, our nonprofit partners are doing incredible and selfless work as we speak. Read on for more details on our partners helping in the Gulf.

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Topics: text to give, Mobile Fundraising, Disaster Relief, Mobile Engagement, Fundraising, Disaster Preparedness, Events, Event Planning, community

Supporting Nepal Relief Efforts with Your Mobile Device

Posted by Yoseph Assefa on Apr 30, 2015 3:09:00 PM

Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on April 25th, 2015 and has been updated to include the massive aftershock on Monday, May 12th. 

A powerful aftershock hit the already crippled country of Nepal on May 12th killing dozens and injuring thousands just 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. Some aid organizations are referring to this dystrophic situation as a double disaster after the initial earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and injured thousands more on April 25th. Nonprofit originations around the world continue to deploy volunteers and provide much needed relief funding. Executive director of The mGive Foundation, Jenifer Snyder said “We need to let donors know how they can continue to help the people in Nepal.”

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Topics: text to give, mobile donations, mobile giving, Disaster Relief, International Aid, Fundraising

Mobilize Your Supporters During Disasters with Text Donations.

Posted by Elizabeth Same on Nov 17, 2013 4:00:00 PM

text donations during disastersIn the wake of a disaster, people around the world are seeking ways to help.

For this week’s mSpiration we highlight 4 tips to help mobilize your supporters during disasters.

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    Topics: Mobile Fundraising, mSpiration, Disaster Relief, Mobile Engagement

    Superstorm Sandy: How You Can Help

    Posted by Cassie Bair on Nov 3, 2012 3:05:00 AM

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    Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief

    Mobile Phones are Your Lifeline in a Disaster

    Posted by Cassie Bair on Oct 29, 2012 6:36:00 AM

    Phones are lifelines resized 600Hurricane Sandy is predicted to be a life threatening storm for the U.S. Millions of people are likely to be impacted. Most will reach for their mobile phone out of habit to get the latest news on the storm, their communities and loved ones through calls, internet, text, social media and more. But at a time when the power could be out for days, it's important to be smart about how you use your mobile device. Use these 8 tips to maximize your most valuable resource for communication - your mobile phone.

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    Topics: Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief

    How the Power of Text Sometimes Hits Close to Home

    Posted by Cassie Bair on Jul 27, 2012 7:07:00 AM

    power of text resized 600It has been a humbling experience to be reminded that a tragic disaster can happen anywhere.

    As you may or may not know, mGive is located near downtown Denver, Colorado. Colorado has had a difficult few months and it has been well documented through national media. Work colleagues, friends and family of our employees have all been affected by the wild fires sweeping our state. Even more recently, our Program Manager woke up to multiple panicked text messages and calls following the Aurora theater shooting. We all knew he was going to the movies that night because he left early the day before and we all knew he lived close to the theater where the shooting occurred. We were lucky - turns out he wasn’t at that theater, but it still hit too close to home. Yes, it has been a humbling experience to be reminded that a disaster can happen anywhere, affecting everyone around you in ways you may never know or fully understand.

    While these events have been terrible and all over the news, it has been personally enlightening to remember that I am here at mGive to power social good in a way that has never been done before. Everyone here at mGive and Mobile Accord has the opportunity to influence how we can respond to disaster situations, personally and collectively as a community – whether that means locally, nationally or internationally.

    My mom used to say “there will always be someone better off than you, but there will always be someone worse.” She’s right. As we approach the weekend, remember to be kind. Make a difference. Give someone a compliment and mean it. Smile. Make a $10 mobile donation. Share. In the words of Steve Jobs, do so “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

    This is why we do what we do at mGive. We know we can make a difference, and we have…one text message at a time. Even better is the fact we can empower other people to make a difference as well. Please consider making a mobile donation today towards the Aurora theater shooting victims or Colorado wild fire victims. If these causes don’t personally speak to you, we power a number of nonprofit mobile campaigns that you can get behind and I’m personally happy to help you engage with one of them.

    I have been with mGive for four years next month and have had the pleasure of working with a variety of amazing nonprofit clients. mGive is not only about disasters. I take pride in the fact that we are helping many organizations share their message through mobile to power social good. There is so much good in the world and we help share it. It makes me proud to be making a difference and to be able to share that experience with you.

    If you would like to make a $10 donation to help the victims of the Aurora theater shooting, simply text TOGETHER to 80000.

    If you would like to make a $10 donation to the victims of the Colorado wildfires, text FIRE to 80108.

    Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 80000 to STOP. Text HELP to 80000 for HELP. Full Terms: mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: mGive.org/P

    headshot Angela resized 600Angela Whaley is the Senior Account Manager at mGive. She has worked with hundreds of clients over the last four years. mGive, a Mobile Accord service, educates, engages and empowers nonprofits and their stakeholders through our groundbreaking utilization of SMS (text message) technology. Contact Angela by texting ANGELA to 50555. Message and Data rates may apply. 
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    Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief

    Helping Colorado Fire Victims is Only Four Clicks On Your Phone

    Posted by Cassie Bair on Jun 15, 2012 8:46:00 AM

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    Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief

    American Idol Working with mGive and American Red Cross for Japan Relief Efforts

    Posted by mGive Team on Mar 17, 2011 8:11:00 AM

    March 17th, 2011: It has been almost exactly a week since the 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan and spurred a tsunami that hit Japan and other parts of the Pacific. Even though relief efforts began almost instantly and fundraising efforts have had an amazing response, there is still much to be done. CNN sites that nearly 13,000 have been either pronounced dead or missing with hundreds of thousands now homeless. Fear of nuclear disaster has increased as many of the nuclear facilities were damaged in the quake emitting high volumes of radiation. Relief troops have been warned not to go within 50 miles of the plant. There is an urgent need for food and water as well as other amenities that may seem commonplace to most.

    There are several organizations that have implemented mobile giving in order to collect immediate donations for relief. The American Red Cross efforts went viral almost immediately and “Text REDCROSS” was a trending topic the whole day after the initial quake/tsunami. In addition to the many celebrities and organizations helping get the word out on The American Red Cross mobile call to action via outlets like Twitter and Facebook, American Idol also showed its philanthropic side by making the performances from last night’s program downloadable on iTunes, with a portion of the proceeds going to The American Red Cross. But that is not all; mGive, in working with The American Red Cross and Fox’s American Idol, is happy to announce that on tonight’s live telecast at 8/7c , viewers will also be informed and encouraged to text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

    mGive is honored to partner with so many wonderful organizations working to bring hope and relief to those affected by this disaster. Please see below for a list of Japan-related campaigns.

    • The American Red Cross:  Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
    • Convoy of Hope: Text TSUNAMI to 50555 to give $10.
    • Feed My Starving Children: MANNA to 50555 to give $10.
    • GlobalGiving: Text JAPAN to 50555 to give $10.
    • Operation Blessing: Text BLESS to 50555 to give $10.
    • Project Hope: Text HEALTH to 90999 to give $10.
    • United Way Worldwide: Text JAPAN to 864833 to give $10.
    • Volunteers of America Southeast: Text VOA to 27722 to give $10.
    • World ReliefCorp of National Association of Evangelicals: Text WAVE to 50555 to give $10.

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    Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief, International Aid

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