ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, two Atlanta-based companies, Sionic Mobile and Ching, launched Shop2Give, an innovative fundraising solution that enables non-profit organizations to make the most of e-donations at no extra cost to supporters. Shop2Give helps non-profits earn incremental revenue, reach fundraising goals, engage existing donors, as well as attract new supporters. Click to Tweet!
Several non-profits enrolled in Shop2Give for the launch including Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC), Camp Sunshine, C.H.O.I.C.E.S. for Kids and Smith Center for the Healing Arts. ARMHC is using this creative new solution to help reach its fundraising goal of $3.7 million, the remaining amount needed to build a new Ronald McDonald House on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The charity believes this new digital platform will be instrumental in ARMHC’s fundraising campaign.
“We realize e-donations are the future,” said Beth Howell, president and CEO of ARMHC. “One of the advantages of the Shop2Give program is that it makes it easy for anyone to support us. Being able to build loyalty and reach new donors, especially millennials, is another huge benefit that Shop2Give affords us.”
Using Shop2Give, non-profits enable an “always-on” fundraising program where supporters shop online or at popular retailers as they always do and both Ching and Sionic Mobile donate an average of 2-3% on every purchase directly to the non-profit at no extra cost to the supporter. Sionic Mobile markets to smartphone consumers and rewards them for every mobile checkout and Ching offers the first purchase-driven, online fundraising solution specifically for non-profits. Shop2Give helps non-profits earn incremental revenue, reach fundraising goals, encourage and better engage existing donors and attract new supporters.
Rounding out the mobile experience, supporters use the ION Rewards app to give any amount directly to their non-profit or add $1, $2, $5 or $10 with a single tap while paying with their phones at over 30,000 retail and restaurant locations nationwide.
“Ching and Sionic Mobile have a shared vision of helping non-profit organizations, associations or clubs tap the more than $300 billion in e-commerce sales,” said John M. Suddes, CEO and founder of Ching. “Shop2Give goes beyond merely generating additional revenue for our non-profit partners. It also provides a meaningful way to continuously engage current donors, cultivate new supporters and raise community awareness. The initial response to Shop2Give from the non-profit community has been incredible, and we are excited to be part of such a transformative initiative.”
Shop2Give is an innovative e-donations platform that disrupts the traditional fundraising model by offering non-profits two seamless ways to receive donations at no additional cost to their supporters—through shopping online, or when purchasing items with their mobile phones at over 30,000 retail locations nationwide. This solution encourages donors to give creatively, and rewards repeat donors with incentives. Visit www.S2Gnow.com/npo
About Sionic Mobile
Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile markets to smartphone consumers and rewards them for every mobile checkout. The mCommerce company utilizes mobile devices and the cloud to connect merchants with nearby, ready-to-spend consumers. The company is the maker and provider of ION -- the first, fully digital mobile promotions, gift cards, donations, payments and rewards apps for phones and tablets. Merchants use ION Loyalty® to increase traffic, sales & margins, reduce credit card fees and get good customers back more often. Consumers use ION Rewards® to earn Ions at every checkout then spend them like cash, send e-gift cards, IONs and fuel to other ION users and donate to favorite non-profits at no extra cost. The free apps support iOS and most Android devices.
Launched in 2013 by veteran fundraising professionals, Ching® is an innovative technology solution that empowers nonprofit organizations to generate new revenue, continually engage current donors, and cultivate new supporters through their everyday online purchases at no cost.