A new network employing mobile devices and social networks wants to make it easier for small charitable organizations to raise the money they need to help their causes.
MobileCause, a Web service for nonprofit fundraising in the social-media age, has launched a new mobile mentor program, One by One, in an effort “to increase mobile philanthropy and provide essential mobile tools free-of-charge to smaller nonprofits.”
According to MobileCause’s stats, of the more than 1.5 million established nonprofits in the United States, more than 50 percent raise less than $500,000 a year from donations because they don’t have the budget to cash in on a diversity of fundraising tools in the Information Age.
So, MobileCause will provide an online, mobile giving setup allowing large and medium nonprofits to support a charity of their choosing. The hope is that mentoring and support will provide hundreds of early-stage and smaller charities access to various mobile solutions they couldn’t use previously.