We've been working all summer to get
this ready, but it's finally here. We're launching Text-to-Give and
advanced Payment Methods for all GivingFire accounts, and we're giving it
away for free.
Text-to-Give is the newest way of
accepting donations through text/SMS messages sent from a donor's phone.
Select a custom phone number, distribute it to your donors, and accept
one-time and recurring donations made instantly on the donor's phone. It
integrates seamlessly and automatically with the rest of GivingFire, and
donors can even view their donation history or check on their recurring
donations via text - even if those donations were made on the computer or
Because GivingFire is an all-in-one platform, most of your donors will be able to give instantly with no setup required. For new donors, or existing donors without a saved card or phone number, we provide a quick setup process that takes under a minute to get started.
Text-to-Give is completely free - unlike other platforms, we don't charge an additional monthly fee or charge for each text sent. If you're interested in learning more, check out our new Helpdesk articles: Text-to-Give Overview and Setting Up Text-to-Give. If you're not a GivingFire client, we'd love to see if Text-to-Give is right for your non-profit, and help you plan and execute a strategy to implement. Our account managers have a wide range of experience with non-profit donation and campaigns, and we'd love to help however we can.
Improved Donation Methods
In addition to Text-to-Give,
we've also released better donation method controls for your donors. Logged-in donors can now
manually save credit card and ACH payment methods while making a
gift, even if they're setting up a one-time donation.
There's also a new Payment Methods page in the Donor Dashboard, where
donors can manually create and remove payment methods, as well as set the
default method for Text-to-Give. Finally, we've improved saved methods
throughout the site, making it easier to do things like repair a broken
recurring donation with another payment method.
Our development team is going to spend
some time monitoring Text-to-Give, then focusing on some more updates to
our donor reporting and additional upgrades to our giving statement
generator before the end of the year. If you're a GivingFire client, thanks for allowing us to
serve you and your organization. If you're not a GivingFire client, you're missing out on a lot - not just our comprehensive Text-to-Give, but the full suite of donation tools from offline tracking, automatically generated & mailed tax statements, self-serve giving kiosks, and more. Let's talk about how we can help you and your organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!