The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation, a pioneer of mobile giving dedicated to helping charitable organizations raise funds through the mobile channel, today announced that it will host the 4th AnnualBBB Mobile Giving Forum on Dec. 5, 2013 at the ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.
Designed for non-profit organizations, corporate foundations, technology providers, carriers and other influencers in the mobile-giving industry, the Forum offers a day-long program on the advancement of non-profit donor engagement via mobile as well as text-to-give campaign strategies and how they fit into broader fund-development and mobile-marketing initiatives.
Mobile giving experts will share best practices and innovative case studies, address industry challenges, and explore upcoming trends and fund-development opportunities. In addition, the Forum will offer high-level networking opportunities for attendees to connect with leading technology partners to help enable donor engagement programs.
“Mobile giving has always held the promise of delivering greater donor engagement through the mobile channel; however, there remains a huge opportunity to further educate charities on how it can factor into their overall fund development programs and help activate their donors through information and social sharing, volunteerism and more,” said Jim Manis, Founder and CEO of the Foundation. “The Forum will bring together key players in the non‑profit and mobile industries to reflect where the industry is now and where it is going in the future.”
According to Manis, through the generosity of the Forum sponsors, the $195 early bird registration fee will be waived for the first 100 non-profit professionals who provide a verifiable 501(c)3 Federal Non-Profit Tax ID Number when they register (limit two attendees per organization).
The event is sponsored by Gold Sponsors Microsoft and its HelpBridge mobile giving app; Foundation Sponsors Syniverse,BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Verizon Wireless, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), and Global Results Communications (GRC); and Supporting Sponsors ASAE, OpenMarket and Wiley Rein LLP.
About BBB Mobile Giving Foundation
The Mobile Giving Foundation was founded in 2007 to create a “mobile-giving channel” that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America’s top mobile carriers, the Foundation enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for non‑profit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards to grow the mobile-giving channel, strengthen mobile-giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile-giving medium. For more information, visit the Foundation website at www.mobilegiving.org and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website at www.give.org.