How we helped
Online and mobile giving
Text message alerts
Social media donations
raise online so far
MobileCause makes it incredibly easy for students, staff and alumni to give in the moment from the convenience of their smartphone.
— Beau Slater, Director of Annual Giving
Wilmington College’s mission is to educate, inspire and prepare each student for a life of service and success. When they launched their first social media fundraising campaign on #GivingTuesday, they were looking for a powerful method to engage and motivate alumni and students to help meet their goal of $5,000.
Wilmington College decided to promote their campaign in two easy ways for donors to make mobile gifts: to text a keyword, or to click a shortlink to a mobile-friendly customized donation page. To enhance their online efforts, Wilmington also displayed a fundraising thermometer showcasing real-time donations on the a screen for all to see.
The one-day Giving Tuesday campaign raised more than $5,700 and, after three automated text message reminders, 98% of pledges had been fulfilled. With their continued use of MobileCause they have raised $210,000 online and gained 605 new donors.
The mission of Wilmington College is to educate, inspire and prepare each student for a life of service and success. In keeping with the rich heritage of the liberal arts, the college seeks to educate the whole person—intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual—in ways that foster critical thinking, reflection, the free exchange of ideas, open inquiry, respect for all persons and a desire for lifelong learning.