Over the past two years, Telco Together joined forces with Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and OpenMarket to pilot the Text Giving platform in Australia. 20 charities were involved in the successful pilot.
Donating via text has proven itself as a highly successful way to raise much-needed funds for charities worldwide, so this is great news for Australian charities.
With texting firmly embedded in Australian culture, the immediacy and convenience of donating via text will now enable anyone with an eligible mobile phone service provided by Telstra, Optus or Vodafone to securely donate to their chosen charity anywhere, anytime when the mood strikes.
The program will be rolled out more widely in 2018.
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How It Works
Text Giving enables charities to include an SMS ‘call to action’, (e.g. “Text GIVE to 19 xx xxxx to donate $5”) in their fundraising campaign materials. Inspired donors can then simply text the keyword, with the $5 donation amount being charged to their mobile phone bill. It’s a simple and secure way to give.
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