MobileCause Announces Partnership With PayPal

MobileCause recently announced it has formed a partnership with PayPal to provide easier, faster, and secure ways for nonprofit organizations to engage with donors on its platform. While sharing details about the partnership, Sean MacNeill, CEO of MobileCause, stated;

“Our mission is to make every connection count between donors and the causes that are most important to them. Being able to offer nonprofits a simple solution to help them grow their support base, accept and process donations as well as communicate their mission are ways that we support our customers and their donors.”

MobileCause and PayPal’s new integration will offer the following benefits to nonprofit organizations:

  • Offer donor convenience: Online donations are faster and easier
  • Access funds quickly: When a donor gives through PayPal, the funds arrive quickly in your PayPal account. From there, you can transfer them to your organization’s bank account, free of charge. You can track every donor and every donation
  • Provide a high-level of security: MobileCause and PayPal are PCI compliant service providers to make sure donor data remains secure
  • Report on donor activity: Donor activity and communications are automatically tracked and reported as part of a MobileCause campaign
  • Receive discounted fees: Discounted transaction processing fees for 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Brand tax receipts: Automatically send branded tax receipts and payment records to donors

MobileCause went on to add that transaction data of donations conducted through PayPal is now available through its open API structure allowing for a more seamless integration of partner solutions to address each step in the donor’s lifecycle.

MobileCause Announces Digital Marketing Services to Assist Nonprofits Achieve Fundraising Goals Quicker

Fundraising platform MobileCause announced on Wednesday the launch of its new digital marketing services, which will be used to help nonprofits achieve their funding targets faster. According to the funding portal, the new software solutions will manage nonprofit fundraising and communication. While sharing details about the services, Christy Noel, VP of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause, stated:

“Our goal is to ensure nonprofit organizations are successful with their fundraising and communication campaigns. We introduced Digital Marketing Services as a full-service solution to help our customers benefit from everything the MobileCause platform has to offer.”

Digital Marketing Services offer several solutions including Quick Start, Event and Gala Planning, Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding Support, Campaign Creation, Brand and Communication Strategy, and CRM and Donor Database Integration. Through the digital marketing services, MobileCause has already assisted over 200 nonprofits to get campaigns up and running successfully, while incorporating mobile-first strategies and storytelling.

MobileCause Announces First Quarter 2017 Product Features & Enhancements

Fundraising platform for nonprofits, MobileCause, announced on Wednesday enhancements and features launched with its first quarter 2017 product release, which are designed to help users raise more funds and simplifies fundraising processes for nonprofits. While sharing details about the features and enhancements, Sean MacNeill, MobileCause CEO, stated:

“We believe that nonprofits today need to completely embrace digital, mobile, and social channels to amplify their fundraising efforts. Our customers have demonstrated tremendous success on our platform with our latest product enhancements, acquiring more than twenty million donors and raising a record amount of donations within the last quarter.”

In addition to the features and enhancements, MobileCause can now support the fundraising and donor communication needs across small, mid-sized and national nonprofits by allowing national organizations to now create and share digital campaign templates with their state and local chapters without any issues. This in return will allow both brand and campaign consistency while offering flexibility in messaging, social sharing, and reporting at the state and local levels.

MobileCause added that the product announcements come at a time of increasing acceleration for its platform. The funding portal recently received a $15 million investment from Level Equity.

MobileCause Appoints Kristal Bogle as New Chief Marketing Officer

Fundraising platform MobileCause announced on Thursday it is continuing to expand its management team by appointing Kristal Bogle as its new Chief Marketing Officer. She has close to 20 years of experience in marketing.

According to MobileCause, Bogle was the Executive Vice President of Marketing at Computershare, a global financial services company, before joining the fundraising portal. She has also held marketing management positions at professional services and technology companies where she notably developed high-performance lead-generation programs for large sales organizations.

Commenting on Bogle’s appointment, Sean MacNeill, MobileCause CEO, stated:

“We are incredibly excited to bring Kristal on board. MobileCause is poised for its next evolution of growth, and a directed marketing strategy will be a key factor in helping to catapult the company forward as we continue to build on our customer-focused business model.”

Bogle then commented:

“I am so thrilled to join MobileCause and work with such a talented team. I believe we have a tremendous opportunity to elevate marketing, sales and customer success to the next level of success and become a distinguished market disrupter.”

MobileCause added that Bogle joins its team during a period of increasing acceleration after the platform raised $15 million in Series B funding in January 2017.

MobileCause Announces Executive Management Team Expansion By Appointing Tim Kane As Vice President of SMB Sales

Online fundraising platform MobileCause announced on Thursday it has expanded its executive management team by appointing Tim Kane its new senior vice president of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) sales. Kane brings more than twenty years of industry experience. Before joining MobileCause, he was a key contributor in building the sale’s team at Coupons.com (now known as Quotient Technology)

Speaking about Kane’s appointment, Sean MacNeill, MobileCause CEO, stated:

“With the increasing opportunities for growth in the nonprofit industry, we needed someone who could help us build a SMB sales discipline. Tim’s diverse sales leadership and operations experience along with his highly successful track record of achieving and exceeding sales goals make him a great fit within our company.”

In his new position, Tim added that he seeks to build and enhance the company’s sales strategy by institutionalizing internal sales processes and creating scalable selling strategies:

“Our growth in the SMB nonprofit market is a result of offering a solution to our customers that meets their immediate fundraising needs. To add even greater value to our customers, we’re delivering vertically focused solutions and best practices that they can quickly adopt and deploy.”

MobileCause Secures $15 Million During Series B Funding Round Led by Level Equity

MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, announced on Monday it raised $15 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by New York-based technology-focused growth equity firm Level Equity. According to MobileCause, the Series B funding round’s funds will be used to fuel acceleration in product development for MobileCause’s industry-leading cloud fundraising platform and expand all aspects of the company’s efforts in sales, customer success, and marketing.

grant-money-dollars-50Sharing more details about the funding round, Sean MacNeill, CEO of MobileCause, stated:

“The rapid growth of our business has created a need to scale our team and expand our product offering. This funding will allow us to accelerate development of new products and put systems and people in place to maintain the level of quality MobileCause customers have come to expect from us. We selected Level Equity from among multiple top firms because we greatly value their collaborative approach to working with the management teams of high growth technology companies. We have set ambitious goals for our business over the next few years and believe having them as an investment partner with deep expertise in vertical market software will meaningfully enhance the velocity of our business.”

Sarah Sommer, Partner at Level Equity, added:

“We’ve been impressed by the strong growth that Sean and the MobileCause team have delivered to-date. We are excited by the tremendous opportunity that exists for nonprofits to expand their fundraising efforts through mobile and online channels. We believe that MobileCause has the right combination of technology, digital fundraising expertise, and customer service to help their clients achieve their fundraising goals.”

Sommer will also be joining MobileCause’s board of directors.

Brief: MobileCause Forms Partnership With Step Up For Students to Secure Funds For Scholarships & Wraparound Services

MobileCauseMobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, announced on Wednesday that it has teamed up with nonprofit education organization, Step Up For Students, to launch a series of digital fundraising and communication campaigns for scholarships and wraparound services.

According to MobileCause, the new partnership will enable Step Up For Students to expand its giving strategy using its digital fundraising solutions, including personalized online giving, dynamic event fundraising, and crowdfunding campaigns.

Alissa Randall, Step Up For Students CMO, commented:

“We are excited that we’ve been able to leverage MobileCause’s technology in helping us reach new donors, which allows us to offer additional services to the children we serve. There is still much work to be done. But we’re certainly making strides and will continue to do so with the help of our donors.”

MobileCause CEO, Sean MacNeill, added:

graduation-landing-1“We are thrilled to provide our online fundraising software solutions to empower Step Up For Students to fundraise with no limits to their reach. We are confident that this partnership will connect people everywhere to this amazing organization. Our mobile-friendly fundraising and communication platform fosters a personal connection between these families and extraordinary scholarships, all from the convenience of any device.”

 

 

 

 

MobileCause Unleashes New Crowdfunding Initiative for Nonprofits

MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, has released its newest service, crowdfunding for nonprofits. This new product empowers organizations to conveniently raise donations through volunteers, board members, donors and staff.

MobileCauseDiffering from traditional crowdfunding for projects, MobileCause crowdfunding pages can be setup on a nonprofits website where donations and full donor data are collected directly. Additionally, each individual fundraiser receives a unique keyword that friends and family can text to view their personal fundraising page and make donations.

From 2008 to 2009, Indiegogo and Kickstarter paved the way for individuals and organizations to crowdfund projects. In 2013, 5.1 billion dollars was raised by individuals with crowdfunding platforms of which 30% was donated to social causes.  This year, MobileCause will enable nonprofits to quickly and easily setup mobile-optimized organization specific crowdfunding campaigns. Full donor data is captured for donor cultivation and all funds are collected in real-time. Additionally, nonprofits gain more control with the ability to monitor campaign branding, send tax receipts, and protect against fraudulent activity.

MobileCause provides an easy to use crowdfunding setup for nonprofit organizations. Platform services are designed to be easily promoted and accept donations across mobile, social and online channels. Donations are PCI compliant with an industry leading 2.5% flat transaction fee (AMEX included). Nonprofits who signup for a MobileCause subscription gain access to a powerful fundraising suite of 6 platform services to gain new donors, increase recurring gifts, and engage supporters throughout the year.

Brief: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched To Keep DC Cherry Blossom Festival Free

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The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is almost here. The event has been celebrated for over 90 years, and the bloom is the most popular time of the year to visit DC.

In the past the event has been supported by sponsors, but this year – and for the first time – the event’s organizers are turning to crowdfunding to try and cover some of the costs of holding this annual event.

We need your support now more than ever. Hopefully, you associate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with wonderful memories – celebrating with family members, marking a milestone, or taking in the beauty and energy of the new season.

A campaign built upon technology from MobileCause is encouraging $10 tax-deductible donations via mobile phone by texting CHERRY to 80888. Backers can also visit this page and donate any amount they desire.