It is hard to believe that Christmas and the New Year are behind us now after all that excitement over the past 6 weeks.
We are delighted to say that many of our clients who had Christmas fundraising campaigns totally excelled their expectations and raised an amazing amount of money for their festive fundraising.
An incredible December
Our charities raised a combined £160,000 during the month of December and over 350,000 outbound SMS’ were sent. We are delighted with December’s outcome and are striving to be better in January and the coming months.
Raffles and Lotteries
December welcomed many single giving campaigns, the launch of over 5 new Christmas Raffles by our clients and also a number of festive competitions by The Silver Line, Children’s Heartbeat Trust, Mental Health UK and SAMH to name a few.
Our goals for this new year include to continually improve our customer service, continue to improve and provide the most flexible, user-friendly and efficient SMS donations and engagement service to our clients and climb the ladder with our new Raffles and Lotteries via SMS service.
New year, new you?
What has your charity got in the pipeline for your new year fundraising? Throughout the month of January, we will be offering our tailored platform demos again. These demos are designed to zoom into the requirements of your charity and focus on your particular needs for example;
Details on our in-depth reporting
Regular giving set up, text-to-give for beginners
SMS lotteries and much more
Our demos are not sales related and you are not obliged to sign up to InstaGiv after your online demo with one of our team members. It is a free service to help you see how mobile fundraising and engagement work with InstaGiv and the benefits that it can bring to your charity.
So if you’re considering introducing SMS as a fundraising tool or wishing to change providers, we will be happy to assist you with a demo, call or live chat to help aid your decision-making process. If you want to find out any more information about instaGiv and what we can do to help your charity, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact us form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
We have some exciting news to announce from InstaGiv HQ. We have been working very hard developing our new raffles and lotteries via SMS service. We’ll be launching the amazing new feature very soon.
Following pressure from the Charity Sector and AIME networks, they have introduced a new range of shortcodes. Along with the approval of HMRC, these shortcodes (72xxx) will allow SMS entries for society lotteries and raffles to be vat exempt.
What will raffles and lotteries with InstaGiv mean?
Do you hold a weekly lottery for your charity? Why not use SMS as your donation collection mechanism. We will collect consent, postal addresses and donations – all you have to do is issue the tickets.
We’ll do all the hard work for you. InstaGiv will collect entries and payments via SMS. This will be done in the same way that donations are currently collected on the 70xxx shortcode range.
In addition, we can collect confirmation of eligibility and the player’s address. This will make it easy for the charity (or ELM) to issue each entrant with their lottery ticket and maintain compliance.
All data will be recorded and stored on your InstaGiv dashboard. This will allow you to easily download, pass the data to an ELM or integrate with your current lottery management system. InstaGiv is one of the UK’s leading providers of mobile and digital fundraising solutions. We currently work with over 500 UK charities and we cannot wait for our clients to use this exciting new feature.
How do raffles and lotteries work?
Society lotteries and raffles via SMS work like sending a donation by text, the individual enters the lottery or raffle by texting a keyword to a 72XXX approved shortcode. The five-digit society lottery shortcodes will be used to take payments from mobile phone accounts to pay for Society Lottery or Raffle tickets. We have developed a fully compliant SMS flow to capture all the information required about the supporter.
This is an exciting new development for the charity sector! In the run-up to Christmas, where you can do prize giveaways and collect donations for each entry into your draws, we think it would be a great asset.
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