MobileCause Partners with Step Up For Students, the Nation’s Largest School Choice Organization, to Raise Funds for Scholarships and Wraparound Services

LOS ANGELES, CA. March 28, 2016 —MobileCause has partnered with Step Up For Students, one of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations, to launch a series of digital fundraising and communication campaigns to help Step Up For Students further fulfill its mission of providing children with a quality education at the school of their choice.

Step Up For Students helps administer two scholarship programs: one for low-income children and another for students with certain special needs. It has received a four-star rating, the highest possible rating, for four consecutive years from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator has also rated Step Up For Students No. 4 on its Top-Notch Charity list.

In the new partnership with MobileCause, a leader in fundraising and communication software solutions for nonprofits, Step Up For Students has been able to expand its giving strategy using MobileCause’s digital fundraising solutions, including personalized online giving, dynamic event fundraising, and crowdfunding campaigns. MobileCause crowdfunding solutions add a unique, individual giving strategy to the mix, empowering families and supporters to conveniently raise donations through their networks of volunteers, donors and staff.

Step Up for Students

“We are excited that we’ve been able to leverage MobileCause’s technology in helping us reach new donors, which allows us to offer additional services to the children we serve.”

Alissa Randall

Chief Marketing Officer, Step Up For Students

“We are excited that we’ve been able to leverage MobileCause’s technology in helping us reach new donors, which allows us to offer additional services to the children we serve,” said Alissa Randall, Step Up For Students CMO.

MobileCause uses a streamlined approach with an easy-to-use fundraising platform that integrates online and mobile technology with charitable giving to amplify donor impact, enabling nonprofit organizations to do even more good for their cause. More donations for Step Up For Students means helping families even more by adding value to the scholarships they receive by creating wraparound services that further promote students’ academic success. By extending its reach, Step Up and its donors will make a bigger difference for Florida schoolchildren, all from the convenience of any mobile or non-mobile device.

“There is still much work to be done,” Randall said. “But we’re certainly making strides and will continue to do so with the help of our donors.”

The partnership with MobileCause is a significant step forward for Step Up For Students in expanding educational opportunities by making it easier to communicate with donors. With 74 percent smartphone adoption in the U.S., the way donors interact with organizations has effectively changed, meaning new solutions are needed for nonprofits to address the challenges and opportunities of a mobile-first society. MobileCause’s fundraising platform does just that, helping nonprofits of all sizes and segments gain donors, increase recurring gifts, and engage supporters while making it easy for donors to give from any device.

“We are thrilled to provide our online fundraising software solutions to empower Step Up For Students to fundraise with no limits to their reach,” MobileCause CEO Sean MacNeill said about the moving campaign. “We are confident that this partnership will connect people everywhere to this amazing organization. Our mobile-friendly fundraising and communication platform fosters a personal connection between these families and extraordinary scholarships, all from the convenience of any device.”

About Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization responsible for helping administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is available to students who qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch and students who are in foster care or who are homeless. It provides tuition assistance to the private school of their parents’ choice or transportation help to an out-of-district public school. Florida Tax Credit Scholarships are funded by corporations that receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their contributions. Step Up For Students also helps administer the state-funded Gardiner Scholarship, formerly known as the Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA), for Florida students with certain special needs. With the Gardiner Scholarship, recipients may use the funds for a variety of services including private tutoring, occupational therapy, instructional materials and other education-related services. For more information, visit www.StepUpForStudents.org.

About MobileCause

MobileCause is the world’s leading mobile and online fundraising and communication software. MobileCause helps educational, faith-based, healthcare and charitable nonprofit organizations reach their goals with a full suite of customizable solutions that enable them to raise more money at a lower cost, including crowdfunding campaigns, end-to-end event ticketing and fundraising, customizable advocacy forms, digital fundraising, and mobile marketing. Each solution is designed to mobilize networks of volunteers, donors and staff while making it easy for people to give and stay connected from any device. Featured clients include United Way, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, University of Southern California, Habitat for Humanity and many more.

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