SEATTLE, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBB Mobile Giving Foundation, the pioneer of mobile giving dedicated to helping charitable organizations by creating and enabling a trusted mobile giving channel, today announced the additions of John H. Graham IV, CAE, and Janet Roberts to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Graham joins the board as part of the recently announced joint venture between the Mobile Giving Foundation and the Council of Better Business Bureaus, where he recently served as chair of the board of directors of BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Roberts serves as chief marketing officer at Syniverse, a new premier sponsor of the Foundation.
"John and Janet represent two terrific additions to our board, given their proven leadership, industry relationships and commitment to the growth of mobile giving," said Jim Manis, Founder and CEO of BBB Mobile Giving Foundation. "Both possess a deep commitment to philanthropy and experience in scaling their respective organizations while maintaining a primary focus on constituent trust and accountability, which is a top priority for the Foundation." The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting the standards of BBB Wise Giving Alliance for its charity participants.
Graham is president and CEO of ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, which is comprised of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing nearly 11,000 organizations, including leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations around the globe. Before ASAE, he served the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Alexandria, Virginia for 24 years, the last thirteen as Chief Executive Officer.
As chief marketing officer of mobile innovator Syniverse, Roberts leads the company's marketing, strategic planning, corporate communications and industry relations functions. Roberts joined Syniverse with extensive leadership experience in global telecommunications. Syniverse serves as a trusted third-party intermediary at the center of the mobile ecosystem, making mobile work for more than 900 operators, cable and Internet providers, social networking sites, application service providers, and other mobile players.
About BBB Mobile Giving Foundation
The Mobile Giving Foundation was founded in 2007 to create a "mobile giving channel" that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America's top mobile carriers, the Foundation enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for non‑profit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards to grow the mobile-giving channel, strengthen mobile-giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile-giving medium. For more information, visit to the Foundation website at www.mobilegiving.org and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website at www.give.org.
SOURCE BBB Mobile Giving Foundation