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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

mSpiration: Tweeting Social Good -- Highlights of the 2013 Social Good Summit

Posted by Elizabeth Same on Sep 27, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Social Good summit 2030 nowYour Latest mSpiration- Quick mobile ideas to mSpire your nonprofit organization to change the world one text at a time.

Are we ready for the world of 2030? How can we make a lasting impact on our world now through social good and technology that will secure a brighter future?

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Topics: mSpiration, Social Good, Mobile Engagement, Animal Rights and Protection, International Aid, Innovation and Creativity, Environmental

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

Moral Fiber: Text POOPIN to 27722 to give $10 to Water.org

Posted by mGive Team on Mar 13, 2011 8:46:00 AM

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Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Mobile Fun, International Aid

Today is World AIDS Day - Use Mobile Donations to Help Those Affected by HIV/AIDS

Posted by mGive Team on Dec 1, 2010 3:42:00 AM

According to www.aids.gov an estimated 1.1 million people in the Unites States alone are living with HIV and yet one out of five don’t know it. Today is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to remembering those who lost their lives, acknowledging those who live with, and those who are fighting to find cure to HIV/AIDS. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day has been celebrated on December 1st for the past 22 years and seeks to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, fight prejudice for those living with the infection, improve education to help with the prevention and spread of the pandemic, and raise money for families affected by the virus and for research related to HIV/AIDS.

Below is a list of mGive clients raising money to aid those affected by HIV/AIDS. You can help make a difference with a simple text donation. Please pull out your cell phone and support those affected by HIV/AIDS. After you confirm your mobile gift with YES, when prompted please reply with YES again to receive exclusive mobile news from the organization on how your gift is making a difference.

FoundationText-to-Donate CampaignCause
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. Text WALK to 27722 to donate $10 AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC), is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. AAC provides services for men, women and children living with AIDS and HIV; educates the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission in accordance with harm reduction principles; and advocates for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels.
Care Resource Text AIDS to 50555 to donate $10 Care Resource is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.”
Compassion International Text AIDS to 90999 to donate $5 Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion's AIDS Initiative offers comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively fight this widespread disease one child at a time.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Text HIVFREE to 90999 to donate $5 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for women, children, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
Keep a Child Alive Text BUYLIFE to 90999 to donate $10 Keep a Child Alive (KCA) is dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care and support services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.

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Topics: Health and Social Services, Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, International Aid

Angelina Jolie - UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador asks you to Text SWAT to 50555 to donate $10

Posted by mGive Team on Aug 31, 2010 10:08:00 AM

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

Secretary Clinton on Pakistan Flooding - How You Can Help

Posted by mGive Team on Aug 4, 2010 6:06:00 AM

Earlier today Secretary Clinton made the following statement about the crisis the Pakistani people are facing due to the flooding and other recent events. Several mGive clients are running mobile giving campaigns to raise funds to help provide relief to the thousands of people in need and we will list those soon.

You can watch a video of her statement here.
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Good morning. Good morning, everyone. As you know, the people of Pakistan are dealing with a major challenge. Last week’s flash floods, the worst in more than 80 years, have affected some three million Pakistanis nationwide. An estimated 1,500 people have lost their lives, but many more are missing. Thousands are trapped and hundreds of thousands require emergency assistance.

In addition to the floods, a suicide bomber struck just a few hours ago near a major market in Peshawar killing three people, including a government official, and wounding several more. Violence like this is abhorrent at any time, but especially at this time of crisis for the Pakistani people. And I want to convey the condolences of the American people to the Pakistani people on behalf of everything they are confronting.

I’ve been to Pakistan, as you know, a number of times, and I have seen firsthand the strength and resilience of the people of Pakistan. They have the capacity to come through this challenge and swiftly rebuild. And as they do, they can look to the United States for our support.

The United States is responding to this crisis in a number of ways. We immediately committed $10 million in aid. U.S. humanitarian relief experts have been deployed to the field. U.S. helicopters have already airlifted hundreds of people out of danger and delivered critical supplies including hundreds of thousands of halal meals. We’ve sent boats to help with the search and rescue. Water purification – excuse me – we’ve sent boats to help with the search and rescue and water purification units to provide clean water for thousands of people as well as temporary bridges to replace the bridges damaged by the floods. All of this has been done in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan and their disaster management specialists. This represents just the start of our efforts. We will continue to help Pakistan in the days and weeks ahead.

Now, much of the response is being coordinated by USAID and I want to thank Administrator Dr. Shah and his excellent staff for their heroic work this past week. The United States has a history of working with the Government of Pakistan to respond to natural disasters. In the aftermath of the earthquake in 2005, the United States provided hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to help millions of survivors. Today, we’re continuing that tradition. We’ve been working hard over the past year to build a partnership with the people of Pakistan and this is an essential element of that partnership; reaching out and helping each other in times of need.

I also want to mention a way that American citizens can contribute to this relief effort. Using your cell phones, you can text the word “SWAT” – s-w-a-t – to the number 50555. And you will make a $10 contribution that will help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees provide tents, clothing, food, clean drinking water, and medicine to people displaced by floods. When prompted, reply with “yes” – y-e-s – to confirm your gift. I just texted a contribution myself, because we know from our own experience, particularly in Haiti, small donations can add up to make a big difference. And Americans have always shown great generosity to people facing crises worldwide. So I urge Americans to join this effort and send some much needed help to the people of Pakistan.

Now, I would like to ask Dr. Shah to come to the podium and provide some more details about what we’re doing and what more lies ahead.
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Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, Intermediate, Disaster Relief, International Aid

mGive Raises Over $8.5M in Text Donations For The Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund

Posted by mGive Team on Jan 15, 2010 7:25:00 AM

mGive has helped raise more than $8.5 million dollars for the Red Cross International Response Fund in the last 3 days! All from individual $10 text donations. Amazing! Thanks for your support and generosity! Text HAITI to 90999 to have a $10 donation added to your phone bill. Get a receipt for your donation by clicking here.

To see a map of how your state is doing click here.

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Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Social Good, International Aid

Support World Humanitarian Day Through Mobile

Posted by mGive Team on Aug 19, 2009 3:15:00 AM

Support World Humanitarian Day Through Mobile

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

Keep a Child Alive raises over $130,000 during BET Awards Show through mGive- Mobile Donation Program

Posted by mGive Team on Jun 29, 2009 8:19:00 AM

Keep a Child Alive raises over $130,000 during BET Awards Show through mGive- Mobile Donation Program

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

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