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Boy Scouts of America – Long Beach Area Council

Founded

1919

How we helped

Campaign strategy

Pre and post event communication

Collect online and offline event donations

Real-time donor recognition

Text-to-donate

Mobile pledging with auto-fulfillment

Donor reporting

Gift management

Segment

Youth Services

Size

Medium

$48,000

collected

36

recurring gifts

390

local donors engaged

Through the MobileCause platform solutions, I’m thoroughly convinced it can help us revolutionize the way BSA leverages the power of its immense volunteer-base.

– Marc Bonner, Development Director of BSA Long Beach

Challenge

Wanting to grow but needing funds, the Long Beach Area Boy Scout Council found themselves in a predicament. They faced a present where parents no longer carried cash and check and often opted to just carry a credit or debit card. With a staff of only 4 people, they needed to find a flexible and easy to use mobile donation software.

Solution

MobileCause worked with the Long Beach Area Boy Scout Council to come up with the best possible solution. Within two days of deciding to work with MobileCause, a customer service representative helped create the text-to-give online campaign for their fundraising event with a live thermometer for recognition. They also were able to set up a subscription campaign to capture phone numbers of donors who wanted to receive updates which allowed for them to send out text messages with compelling reasons to donate to those who care the most about their cause. 

Impact

The MobileCause solutions resulted in 75% of event attendees donating during the event. Also $48,000 was raised through online giving, $23,000 of which was donated specifically to fund a new summer camp dining hall. MobileCause was also able to cultivate 36 recurring donations and counting, as well as engage 390 local donors.

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach Area Council (Long Beach BSA) is the Long Beach, California
branch of the Boy Scouts of America, whose mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and
moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. To donate to this organization, click here.

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