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West Angeles Church

Founded

1943

How we helped

Live Event

Recurring Donor Management

Real-time donor recognition

Donor reporting

Segment

Faith Based

Size

Medium

$2,600,000+

raised on the MobileCause platform

1,500+

people engaged through text regularly

$4,500+

gifted monthly due to recurring donations

Challenge

West Angeles Church of God in Christ was founded in 1943 with the goal of spreading the word of God. With this in mind, Bishop Charles E. Blake addresses his 24,000 person congregation every week. A desire to spread the good word even further led Rev. Blake to consider harnessing the power of digital communication and fundraising. Wanting assistance, West Angeles Church contacted MobileCause for help!

Solution

MobileCause understood that the goal was ultimately to spread their message to as many people as possible and to make giving easy. With this in mind, Lindsey, with the customer service team, began creating a strategy. Many of their congregation members could not make it to church due to health difficulties, location issues, or even just LA traffic! A ticker was added to the bottom of their live broadcast videos which allowed the viewers to donate or share West Angeles Church’s broadcast with their friends. This ticker stated “To sow a seed today text WESTA to 41444” and created a way for those who could not physically make it to church to tithe. This solution pleased both the church and the congregation, who wanted to give but could not from a remote location.

Impact

The partnership with MobileCause was a success. Through easy social sharing, West Angeles was able to share their message with even more people and gave those who could not physically attend church a way to easily give back. So far, West Angeles Church of God in Christ has been able to raise over $2.6 million dollars ($4,500 of which is donated per month!) and engages with over 1,500 people through text messages on a weekly basis. Not only have they been able to spread the word more effectively, they have also been gifted with enough funding through donations to build a new Family Life Center and new units of low-income and senior housing in the community!

West Angeles Church of Christ

West Angeles Church of God In Christ is a 24,000-member Pentecostal-Holiness Christian church and a member of the Church of God in Christ denomination. COGIC’s Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr., serves as Chief Shepherd of West Angeles. Its main place of worship, the West Angeles Cathedral, is located in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, California, a historic African American ethnic enclave.

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