Payments provider sees double-digit growth in contributions over 2015, with more than $971 million raised during the holiday season alone
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/– PayPal reported 11 percent growth in charitable giving in 2016, processing $7.3 billion in contributions over the year, including more than $971 million raised during the holiday season alone. Proving that spirits really were brighter this holiday, the company announced today that 8 million PayPal users in 181 countries contributed $971,213,604 to 282,053 charities, making 2016 the biggest year for end-of-year donations with PayPal ever.
Denver, CO, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- American entertainer, rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges today responded to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s call to help provide relief to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Ludacris has joined with Diane Jenkins of Drink Neuro to donate $100,000 to The mGive Foundation, for the benefit of the UN World Food Programme’s emergency food relief for hungry Filipinos.
Unique Report of Text Donors Shows Rise of Social Media Integration and Text Giving
DENVER, Co., July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The mGive Foundation, the leading 501(c)(3) public charity supporting U.S. mobile donation campaigns, released it’s annual mGive Text Donation Study today, a one-of-its-kind survey of text donors. The survey’s findings demonstrated both the durability of text donations and the growing integration between social media and text-based communication between nonprofits and their donors.
Denver, CO June 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Every summer, Colorado firefighters brace to combat wildfires blown out of control by dry temperatures and heavy winds. This summer is no different, as several wildfires rage throughout the state; damaging homes and leaving thousands holding their breath to see if their homes will make it. Fires, including the black forest fire, are eerily familiar to those that claimed more than 100,000 acres in the state last year.
Denver, April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - You can do something to help repair the devastation caused by the April 15th bombing at the Boston Marathon. Text the word BOSTON to 80108 to give $10 to The One Fund Boston, Inc. Donations will support victims of the tragic event.
DENVER, March 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today mGive announced a new mobile-based tool to help non-profits maximize donations from mobile phones. It’s a credit-card payment tool enabling non-profits to offer their charitable-giving web sites to donors on their mobile phones, paving the way for another easy and secure way to contribute as people increasingly use their smart phones to access the Internet. mGive pioneered the use of text message donations and this new product leverages mGive’s expertise and dedication to secure mobile donations by providing another mobile giving option.
February 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Jesús "Papoleto" Meléndez, a gifted urban poet and recipient of a 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, may have his future saved as a result of “neighbors” from opposite sides of the country who are helping him through mobile technology.
November 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ - No surprise that text donations flow steadily to help recovery from Super Storm Sandy. Mobile is the fastest, easiest, most secure channel to use when donating to any cause, especially for disaster relief. Surprising is the personalized, fervent nature with which people are donating through mobile for Sandy victims—mobile tactics never seen before in text-to-give campaigns.
Denver, October 31, 2012 /3BL Media/—The mGive Foundation announced today that it is powering several text campaigns raising funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“The main focus is to make sure that everyone is safe,” said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of The mGive Foundation. “Once that is established, some nonprofits may decide to initialize a mobile campaign-we are ready for nonprofits to turn to us to get their text donation campaigns up and running as soon as possible.”