At instaGiv, we are passionate about helping charities reach new supporters and boost their donations. We just love it. Has to be one of our favourite things, along with puppies, jelly and everyone checking out their mobile phones.
Some people aren’t crazy about that last one, but we love it.
That’s because the main tool we use in our fundraising campaigns is the humble text message.
We help more than 300 charities spread their message and gather donations through SMS.
Find out how you can harness the power of SMS with instaGiv to boost your fundraising.
SMS Donations – Greater Reach and Engagement
SMS has been shown to be a much more effective marketing medium than email and social media. Keep your Facebooks and Twitters, we’re sticking with the retro approach and the mighty text.
Recent research shows that 90% of text messages will be read within 3 minutes of being sent and 98% of texts sent will be opened within 24 hours.
Collecting donations via SMS is an excellent tool for charity campaigns. The instaGiv platform allows charities to set up a campaign easily and quickly that can reach thousands of people instantly.
SMS Donations – Innovate Using Keywords
Our Competitions Feature enables charities to create their own SMS competitions as a way of reaching new donors.
This involves inviting supporters to text a keyword to a short code to be entered into a random draw. You can also ask them to answer a question with options (A,B,C) to make it a bit more competitive.
The instaGiv system can handle your competition from start to finish and will even automatically choose winners for you.
The ‘Pick a Winner’ mechanism will generate 3 random supporters to be the winners of your competition.
SMS Donations – Ensure Compliance
At instaGiv we are working hard to ensure that all of our clients are ready to comply with the upcoming GDPR.
The GDPR, which comes into effect in May 2018, will see a huge change to data protection law.
Obtaining informed consent from supporters that you communicate with will become even more important.
Our Consent Feature allows you to easily gain permission from your supporters to communicate with them via SMS. It means you can invite them to participate in events, tell them about upcoming fundraising campaigns and let them know how their donation is making a difference.
The Consent Feature can be enabled on all of your campaigns. It allows donors to give the charity consent to contact them again when they first donate.
Boost Your SMS Donations with instaGiv
To find out more about how instaGiv can help you increase the number of donations your company recieves.
Our free webinar at 2pm on Tuesday 5 December will demonstrate the benefits of the instaGiv platform.
We will be covering our products, pricing and platform features and we would love it if you could join us. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.