Thanks to a new partnership with MobileCause, the American Public Gardens Association is helping member institutions build their mobile fundraising capacity.
MobileCause is a leader in online and event fundraising software for nonprofits. The Association uses it text-to-give platform during Annual Conference Week, raising funds for our Garden Scholars program.
The Association has teamed up with MobileCause to offer gardens the opportunity to receive a purchase discount, and opportunities to use the Association's platform to do live campaigns for their own gardens during designated times.
For those who are ready to purchase their own software package, MobileCause will extend:
• 20% discount off list pricing for a one-year minimum contract for a Fundraising Basics, Essentials or an Advanced package - contact Adam Blaser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participating and Educational Opportunities
The Association offers two unique opportunities through its own account platform to set up and run a campaign:
1) MYGARDEN Campaign: MobileCause and the Association will offer opportunities for gardens to "test drive" the MobileCause platform. We will be providing webinars and hands’-on tech support to help your garden register on the MYGARDEN platform, explore how to get creative with your messaging and the peer-to-peer/crowdfunding features, and run your own successful flash campaign along with other gardens around the country.
Participating gardens pay only the 2.5% merchant processing fees plus a small % of the fund amount raised to support Association costs. This is a great low-cost, no obligation opportunity for your garden development team to try out this platform and raise actual funds in a coordinated nationwide effort.
2) GARDEN TO GARDEN DISASTER RESPONSE (G2GFUND): The Association stands ready with a G2GFUND mobile fundraising platform to come to the aid of gardens needing to raise funds quickly to support recovery efforts. We debuted this in the wake of Hurricane Irma with Cape Fear Botanical Garden to great success. As a member benefit, we offer this at no cost to gardens in need.
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