INDIANAPOLIS — (June 27, 2016) —The number of fundraisers powered by BidPal soared 50 percent through the 2016 spring fundraising season compared to a year ago, driven by demand for the company’s Text2Give platform. Text2Give enables nonprofits to reach donors in a fast, easy way in times of need throughout the year. Whether at large events such as annual galas or at concerts, festivals, races or sporting events, BidPal provides nonprofits the ability to collect donations from tens of thousands of supporters all through their mobile phones. Click to Tweet.
In addition, BidPal has seen strong growth in its traditional mobile bidding software, with nearly 500 new organizations/events added and booked to date in 2016, already surpassing all of 2015; and tripling growth in its DIY mobile bidding software in the first two months of 2016.
“BidPal has designed an easy-to-use software platform that gives fundraisers an unlimited opportunity for year-round online fundraising. We have reliable fundraising software for any size event or budget,” said BidPal CEO Steve Johns. “Since supporters are increasingly interested in using mobile technology to make donations, we have expanded our mobile and text-based offerings.”
According to BidPal’s data, nonprofits sent 29 percent more text messages to donors through Spring 2016 than the year prior, and proceeds rose 23 percent.
BidPal responded to this early demand by beta testing new features in its Text2Give product, including a broader texting timeframe for events and giving nonprofits a new vehicle for interacting with supporters year round.
BidPal also recently developed and released BidPal Connect, a Salesforce AppExchange application to help nonprofits integrate BidPal activity with Salesforce.com CRM. Using BidPal’s intuitive web based software, clients can easily create multiple fundraising campaigns, manage and host online auctions, sell tickets and sponsorships, assign seating, run a mobile bidding auction, or collect donations while seamlessly transferring data between the two platforms.
“As pioneers in mobile bidding software, we continue to innovate our solutions in response to customer feedback and design new products for auction and event management, Text2Give and DIY mobile bidding,” said Johns. “We are always looking for ways we can add value to our nonprofit customers and connect them with more donors through our fundraising software.”