Mobile cash donations with one click
Donating money used to be much more time-consuming. The socially conscious would need to physically write a check, address the envelope and take the donation to the post office to be mailed. Because practically everyone has access to the Internet, they can now make their donations in much less time than they have in the past.
Mobile donations are on the rise
The country has been experiencing a recession, but charitable donations have been increasing since the year 2006. This is largely because of the Internet and the ability for charitable organizations to receive "one click cash" from their donors. Charitable organizations have websites like other establishments do, and this gives them the opportunity to send their donors to these sites from their mobile phones.
How mobile donations work
Charitable organizations receive "one click cash" by setting up keywords for their donors to text or a QR code that mobile phones can scan. After donors have done this, they will receive a link that sends them to the charity’s website. Donors will be able to input their credit card numbers and other information and donate any amount that they would like. They will even receive a receipt in their email inboxes or through a text on their mobile phones.
Mobile donating makes accepting donations easier
Receiving "one click cash" by mobile phone makes everything easier for everyone. By using this technology, charitable organizations can eliminate several steps, including the following:
* Receiving and opening the mail
* Taking their donors’ checks to the bank to be cashed
* Waiting for the checks to clear
Charitable organizations also benefit because they can steer their efforts away from the duties of direct mailing, and they do not have to spend as much time on the telephone soliciting donations. They save money on postage, and they no longer need to spend as much on envelopes.
People don’t have to have a mobile phone to donate online. They can easily donate by going to their favorite charities’ websites and donating from there. It’s so easy to give to charity online that millions of people have been enjoying this manner of donating in recent years. In 2009, online charitable giving increased by 43 percent. In 2010, charitable giving increased by another 13 percent. Those who track these numbers are expecting that charitable donations will continue to increase.