Mobile Giving for Nonprofits

Collect $5 and $10 mobile donations via SMS Giving

SUMOTEXT is 1 of 6 application providers approved by the Mobile Giving Foundation to provide sms giving solutions to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. By securing and promoting Text-2-Give keywords on one of our mobile short codes, your supporters can send a text message and confirm to have a $5 or $10 donation applied to their mobile phone bill.

But as any experienced mobile fundraiser will tell you, the success of your sms giving program will depend heavily on your use of mobile marketing and your commitment to leverage Text-2-Join keywords. Our Text-2-Join programs seamlessly integrate with your Text-2-Give programs and enable you to engage donors and volunteers throughout the year with time-sensitive news, alerts, and invitations that increase loyalty, attendance, and participation.

Role of the MGF

The Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) facilitates the applications, vets all Non-Profit Organizations (NPO's), and certifies all mobile giving programs. They also collect funds generated through charitable giving campaigns from the carriers and distribute the funds directly to the recipient charity.


Mobile Giving Foundation

New Name: The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation

March 4, 2012 (Arlington, VA) – Mobile giving is quickly becoming a critical tool for charities to raise much-needed funds, especially when disaster strikes. In order to give donors the most trustworthy and safe option for quick “text to give” donations, the Mobile Giving Foundation has joined forces with the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to create the BBB Mobile Giving Foundation, a co-branded effort to grow the mobile giving channel, strengthen mobile giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile giving medium.

Read the full press release: BBB Partners with MGF for Mobile Giving Alliance

Role of the SUMOTEXT

SUMOTEXT assists you with the MGF application, configures and submits your program for carrier testing, and provides you controls, views, and reports from within our online campaign management tools. Our SMS gateway and powerful, self-service platform fully controls keywords on mobile short codes and enables you to build sms opt-in databases and integrate mobile 'calls to action' into marketing channels such as email, social media, radio spots, and print ads. We are also uniquely positioned to help our non-profit clients partner with corporate america. We can introduce creative business development programs that leverage cross-promotion opportunities with the marketing budgets of large brands.

SMS Giving Timeline

SUMOTEXT clients can launch mobile marketing programs instantly. After the mobile giving application is submitted, qualifying non-profits can begin raising money through sms donations in just 4-5 weeks on one of our sms giving codes.

SMS Givng Service and Transaction Fees

SMS giving transaction fees can vary based on your minimum monthly commitment and the estimated number of donations you expect to generate. In general, an approved charity can expect to keep $9.50 to $9.75 of every $10.00 donated via sms giving.

New BBB Wise Giving Alliance Minimum Standards:

National charities will be evaluated by the Alliance and local charities will be evaluated by one of the 106 local BBBs across the United States. New charities will also be able to participate in the BBB Mobile Giving Alliance by following the acceptance procedures for both organizations. Charities currently meeting all Alliance standards will be eligible for the MGF platform immediately.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance: 20 Standards for Charity Accountability

SUMOTEXT is one of six mobile marketing companies certified to offer NPTECH and mobile giving solutions for charitable organizations interested in mobile donations or sms giving services. Our text message donations services are facilitated through our partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation and the wireless carriers who have certified our sms giving (a.k.a text message giving) short codes.

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