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The 5 Best Places to Take Mobile Giving This Summer

During the summer months, when vacations or other activities keep individuals from physically attending nonprofit fundraising events or services at their places of worship, giving regularly can become difficult. Thankfully, mobile giving enables people to make donations from anywhere, at any time.

Summer travels don’t have to disrupt your normal giving routine. With mobile giving, you can continue donating to your place of worship or favorite charity, even when you are far from home. Where will you take mobile giving this summer?

1. Spend Time on the Beach

starfish beach

Going to the beach is a pretty common activity to enjoy in the summertime. America has over 30 states bordering four coasts, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether you’re hitting the beach in Hawaii on your honeymoon or visiting a sandy “getaway” slightly closer to home, you no longer have to put off making a charitable donation thanks to mobile giving.

As long as your smartphone can connect to the internet, you can still give; even with your toes in the sand, listening to the sounds of the ocean.

2. Take Mobile Giving on a Cruise

carnival cruise ship

A cruise is another universally enjoyed summer activity. You can go on a cruise that is geared towards adults, or take your kids along for a more family-friendly excursion. Either way, mobile giving will travel right alongside you.

Having a nice dinner on the ship? Lying by the pool? As soon as you feel moved to give, all you have to do is pull out your phone and make a donation.

3. Visit the Most Magical Place on Earth

walt disney world resort orlando

No list of ideal vacation locales would be complete without mentioning Disney World. The kids are out of school for the summer, so it’s the perfect time to gather them up and head to Orlando. But do you have to put your giving on hold while you visit the Most Magical Place on Earth?

According to Givelify data, 21 people have made donations while located at the Walt Disney World resort. This may seem strange, but consider this: at Disney World and other theme parks, no matter how well you plan your Fast Passes, you will have to wait in a long line at least once. Instead of being bored while you wait for your family’s turn on Splash Mountain, you can get out your smartphone and make a donation to your favorite organization.

Not only will it give you something to do, but giving will also boost your mood – which can come in handy when you’re standing outside in the heat of the day.

4. Travel for Business, Not Pleasure

You don’t have to be on an extravagant vacation in order to benefit from mobile giving. Many people have to travel for business, and that can get in the way of regular attendance at a place of worship. You may really want to attend your favorite nonprofit’s big fundraiser, but then find out that your work schedule has you in another state that night.

Using your phone, you can still participate even without being there in person. With just a few taps, you can make a donation and feel connected to the event from afar.

5. Enjoy a Relaxing Staycation

Don’t have the budget to go away this summer? Does your idea of a great “vacation” involve just staying home? Even from the comfort of your own residence, mobile giving can come in handy. There’s no need to leave the house to attend a fundraiser or worship service in order to give.

Stuck at home due to an illness? Can’t get a babysitter and have to stay back to watch the kids? Just not in the mood to go out? Your regular giving will not have to suffer. Just grab your phone, which is likely already right next to you, and make a donation. It’s just that easy.

woman mobile giving

According to our data here at Givelify, only 26% of donations are made on the premises of a place of worship. That means the vast majority of donations made using the Givelify mobile giving app occur at other locations like home, work, or travel.

What are you waiting for? Download the app and you can get started right now, no matter where you currently happen to be.

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