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Why Mobile Giving Is Better Than Pokemon Go

Mobile giving apps are in a completely different category from Pokemon Go, so comparing them may seem a bit silly at first. But charitable giving apps are superior to this popular gaming app in some very meaningful ways.

You Can Improve the World Around You

Playing Pokemon Go does have its benefits, like meeting new people and getting a little exercise while you are out trying to “catch ’em all.” But with mobile giving, you actively help improve the world around you. That is no game.

Spending money in the Pokemon Go app sends funds to the company that makes the game. In mobile giving, however, every cent you spend goes toward making the world a better place. You can donate to churches or nonprofits in your local community that are doing work that you believe in, and directly support their efforts.

Playing a game on your smartphone may be a fun experience, but the feeling of giving back to your community will have a longer lasting impact.

Locating Nonprofits Is Easier Than Finding a Mewtwo

In Pokemon Go, players have to hunt far and wide to find certain Pokemon, and if you are looking for a specific one, you likely won’t find it for a while.

With mobile giving apps, it is easy to locate and give to your favorite nonprofit organization. With Givelify’s Nearby feature, for example, the app automatically pulls up the organizations in your area on a handy GPS map. If you prefer to leave your location services turned off on your phone, you can still easily search for the organization of your choice by name and city. Within seconds, you can find and give to the organization of your choice.

Plus, you don’t even have to go outside to give. You can support your favorite nonprofit organization or place of worship from the comfort of home — or from any other location.

Mobile Giving Takes Less Time and Energy

You don’t have to be a fan of Pokemon to use mobile giving apps. You don’t even have to know what Pokemon are. The only thing required is a desire to give back.

One of the best perks to mobile giving is the ease and convenience with which you can make a donation. While games like Pokemon Go involve learning the rules and how to play, mobile giving is incredibly simple to understand. If you are familiar with using mobile apps, you will be able to pick up a mobile giving app and learn the process in a very short time.

Plus, giving doesn’t take up a lot of your time. If you get into playing Pokemon Go, you could end up playing the game for hours at a time. But with mobile giving, you can give and get out. With just a few taps on your smarthone, you can make a donation to support your favorite cause and then get back to your busy schedule.

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