Christmas Begins with Charity
Charity at Christmas – A Global Tradition
Christmas has always been a time for charity, from the friendly Greek Bishop Saint Nicholas, to Scrooge sending a gigantic turkey over to the Cratchit house, to the Simpsons adopting a greyhound that was abandoned by its owner.
It is a common theme throughout Christmas traditions, which change around the world. In Iceland kids get gifts from one of 13 Yulemen, whose parents are mountain-dwelling trolls. Misbehave and they’ll leave a rotting potato on your window sill.
In Finland, your presents could be dropped off by Joulupukki, who can appear as a ‘goat-man’. While in parts of Italy you’ll be visited by Befana, a Christmas witch who will even sweep your floor after leaving the gifts.
It’s a time for giving and a time for getting, just like the great man says…
Charity at Christmas with SMS Marketing
Fundraising through SMS is just as versatile and effective. Raising money for your charity at Christmas is much each using text messages to reach your supporters.
Research has shown that people are much more likely to read an SMS than an email. Supporters are also more like to respond quickly to suggestions to donate.
This Christmas why not try out some of instaGiv’s SMS Marketing tools, like setting up a simple Competition via SMS, or spreading the word of your Christmas fundraiser through text messages?
Charity at Christmas with instaGiv
We’re getting in the spirit already at instaGiv HQ. This week we’ll be exchanging Secret Santa gifts before heading to our local for dinner, silly hats and mulled wine!
We think we’ve earned a bit of a break after our work this year. Working with more than 300 charities, our SMS fundraising campaigns have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.
We’re passionate about securing as much funds as possible for charities using our mobile and digital tools. We think that SMS can benefit any charity, including some of the large national charities we work with like Oxfam, Macmillan Cancer Support and Amnesty International, right down to a local charity with only a handful of staff.
Find out how SMS marketing can help you attract new supporters and boost donations by Booking a Demo today.