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What is the Difference Between Text to Give and Fund a Need?
What is the Difference Between Text to Give and Fund a Need?
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Written by Jon Kazarian
Updated over a week ago

At first, Text to Give / Online Donation campaigns appear to be very similar to Fund a Need Campaigns. While both take advantage of mobile fundraising technology (text message and online donations), there are a few key differences between the two formats.

Difference Between Text to Give and Fund a Need

Text to Give / Online Donations

  • Allows for general donations to your cause or event

  • Payment is made immediately at the time of donation

  • Allow for recurring donations 

  • Donor's name and progress towards fundraising goal will appear on screen

  • Please note that the text option will only work for certain countries (including US and Canada). Please check with us if this will work in your country.

To learn more about Donation features, please see this article.

Fund a Need

  • Allows for pledges towards specific donation levels or causes. Examples include sponsor a patient, sponsor a meal, support a project

  • Donors can pay immediately or later

  • Does not allow for recurring donations or donor's name on screen

  • Progress towards fundraising goal and pledges per level will be displayed

To learn more about Fund a Need Campaigns, please see this article.

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