LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qgiv, a leader in online and mobile donation solutions, today announced the release of the Qgiv Contextual Giving Platform, the industry’s first digital platform that empowers fundraising across any context – including mobile, online and in-person kiosk fundraising. As part of the announcement, the company unveiled its new Text Giving and Mobile Virtual Terminal solutions, providing organizations with the ability to generate fundraising anytime, anywhere, in any context. The new release significantly reduces donation receipt times and eliminates the need for card swipes or cumbersome equipment.
“We’ve heard repeatedly from our customers and prospects that they need a solution that enables their donors to give in any context – whether mobile, online or in person,” said Todd Baylis, president and founder of Qgiv. “This is especially true in campaigns for disaster and emergency-related causes. The Qgiv Contextual Giving Platform removes impediments to successful fundraising campaigns by empowering organizations to accept donations in any form or context.”
The Qgiv Contextual Giving Platform is the first integrated giving solution to combine online donation properties with mobile and in-person digital kiosks, connecting organizations with the next generation of donors. The comprehensive suite of solutions enables charities to reach their donor base at any time, in any context to increase donation rates. Customers using the integrated Qgiv platform have seen an increase in donations rates up to 160 percent. New features of the Qgiv Contextual Giving Platform include:
- Mobile Virtual Terminal App: Charitable organizations can now transform iOS devices into a donation terminal for any fundraiser or event without the need for portable card readers or attachments. Qgiv’s Mobile Virtual Terminal application enables organizations to process registrations and take payments from anywhere with a data connection. Unique to the giving industry, the app uses the device’s camera to capture credit card information which is transmitted to the secure Qgiv server any time, from any where (the captured image is not stored—ensuring donor information is secure). The Mobile Virtual Terminal is fully integrated with the Qgiv platform, recording all transactions so they can easily be retrieved and reviewed from Qgiv’s other giving options. While not necessary to make a donation, the Virtual Terminal App is compatible portable card readers.
- No-Limit Text Giving: The new Text Giving feature eliminates the typical $10 donation limit placed on many text donation services, providing donors with a direct link to the charity of their choice for unlimited donations. In addition, Qgiv removes the normal 60-day donation-to-receipt wait period required by text services, helping organization receive donations almost immediately. This helps charities receive and dispense funds when they are needed most in the event of emergency, disaster and last-minute fundraising.
“We consistently have had a great experience with Qgiv’s online and kiosk solutions, but we weren’t sure text-to-give was right for us,” said Chris Neff, executive pastor at RidgePoint Church. “Qgiv’s platform eliminated the preconceived notions we had about challenges inherent in text-to-give solutions. Our members found Qgiv's Text Giving accessible and easy to use, perfect for special events and fundraisers or for organizations that may be more mobile and speak to people in a variety of settings.”
Available immediately, Qgiv’s Text Giving solution comes at one of the lowest price points on the market for recipient organizations. Qgiv assesses charges on a transactional basis, making it the only provider to offer its solution with zero monthly fees.
Qgiv is working to make accepting online, mobile and in-person donations easier. Qgiv helps connect your organization with the next generation of donors. Founded in 2005 and privately held, Qgiv is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. For more information, please visit www.qgiv.com.