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.
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.