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3 Ways Mobile Giving Can Help With Your Holiday Donations

The holiday season can be a hectic time. Between the shopping, the Christmas parties, and the family dinners, it is hard to find a spare moment.

Then come the donation appeals. You would love to make a donation to an important charity, but they often make the process too difficult.

“Stop by this location that is completely out of your way and drop off canned goods that you don’t have time to buy!”

“Write a check using the checkbook you lost two years ago, and mail it in using the stamps you were saving for your Christmas cards.”

“Come in the direction of the bell! Give us the spare cash you don’t have in your wallet because you pay for everything using a debit or credit card!”

Mobile Giving To The Rescue

These organizations mean well, but they underestimate the position you are in as a donor. All of these charities and religious organizations are pulling you in various directions, and you can barely find a way to give to even one of them.

But just as you start to think that charitable giving during the holidays is an impossible feat, in rides your knight in shining armor: mobile giving. Let’s take a look at how this technology can help.

1. Giving On-the-Go

Planning on doing some traveling over the holidays this year? Mobile giving apps have got you covered. You can make donations while you visit family out of state just as easily as you can give from your own living room.

No matter where you go, your phone follows — which makes giving apps the perfect tools for on-the-go charitable giving.

2. Multiple Charities, One App

Mobile giving means you can support every cause or organization you care about, from nonprofits to your place of worship, all with a few taps on your smartphone. And you can do it all with one single app.

You won’t have to make special trips to attend multiple fundraisers. You don’t need to write checks for five different organizations. Simply pull out your phone, look up the organizations to which you would like to donate, and give. It is that simple.

3. No Cash? No Checks? No problem.

Who carries cash and/or checks anymore? As it turns out, not many people do. The numbers don’t lie:

74% of Americans write a maximum of one check per month

80% of Americans carry less than $50 cash

If you don’t make it a habit to keep cash and checks in your wallet, you are in good company. Thankfully, you don’t need to. Now, with mobile giving, you don’t even need cash or checks to donate to churches or charities. You can do it all from your phone.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver