Glide Foundation Raises Funds with Give by Cell Text Message Donation Campaign at 1st Annual Legacy Gala

Top Quote San Francisco's the Glide Foundation raised $460 in one evening through a Give by Cell text donation campaign at their recent Legacy Gala. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 16, 2010 - SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - Social justice nonprofit the Glide Foundation debuted a Give by Cell text message donation campaign at September's 1st Annual Glide Legacy Gala.

    The Gala was a black-tie affair to honor founders Janice Mirikitani and the Reverend Cecil Williams, with over 300 young twenty- and thirtysomethings who had paid $65 to attend the event.

    During the course of the evening, Board Chair Amy J. Erett made a call for text message donations, and nearly 30% of the guests used their cell phones to text in a $5 or $10 donation. By the end of the evening, the Foundation had managed to raise a total $460 through mobile giving.

    "We were thrilled at the success of the Give by Cell mobile giving campaign," said Joyce Sood, Communications Manager at the Glide Foundation. "The young and tech-savvy audience was exactly the right fit for mobile giving, and having our Board Chair take out her phone and ask for donations really seemed to work!"

    About the Glide Foundation
    San Francisco's Glide Foundation has its roots in the political transformation and social upheaval of the 1960s, when founders Reverend Cecil Williams and noted poet Janice Mirikitani came to the Glide Memorial Church. Today, it is a faith-based organization providing numerous social resources to the local community, including family and youth services, safe housing and food for the homeless, STD and health testing, and a women's center.

    About Give by Cell
    Give by Cell is one of a select group of approved providers of mobile giving technology, licensed by the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) to provide text message donation services. The company provides qualifying nonprofits with services to capture text message donations and reach a new generation of first-time donors. Give by Cell is a division of Guide by Cell Inc., the world's largest provider of mobile technologies to non-profits and cultural institutions. Services include cell phone audio tours, text message services, iPhone and Smartphone applications mobile web, and mobile training.

    If you'd like to find out more about Give by Cell, please call Diana Salier at (415) 615-0150, or e-mail diana ( @ ) guidebycell dot com dot

    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook:

    Media Contact:
    Diana Salier
    diana ( @ ) guidebycell dot com
    (415) 615-0150

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information