Minnesota-Based Non-Profit Emergency Foodshelf Network To Work With MobileCause To Raise Funds Through Mobile Services

Oct 26, 2011, 08:30 ET from MobileCause

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MobileCause (www.mobilecause.com), the leading provider in the U.S. for mobile communication, engagement, CRM and fundraising services, announced their mobile platform has been chosen to power mobile giving for Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN), a Minnesota-based non-profit, to raise funds and communicate with supporters.  EFN is a full service food bank providing food and support services to more than 200 hunger relief partners throughout the state of Minnesota.

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"The Emergency Foodshelf Network is wonderful example of an important nonprofit effort.  We are honored to support through mobile so that it can continue to foster personal and community assistance and support throughout Minnesota," said MobileCause CEO Douglas Plank.  "Innovative food banks like EFN's provide a basic fundamental need in today's society especially during the holidays when many aren't able to benefit from a plentiful Thanksgiving meal.  We are happy to provide a service we know will eventually help sustain EFN's hunger relief partners indefinitely."

Donors can make a carrier billed donation by texting the word "BITE" to 85944 via a mobile phone to make a $10 donation.  The money collected will be distributed directly to Emergency Foodshelf Network. Contributions to Emergency Foodshelf Network via MobileCause are tax-deductible within the United States and the donation will appear as a charge on the donor's cell phone bill--standard texting rates may still apply.  All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.  Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.  Donations must be authorized by account holder.  Donations are collected for the benefit of Emergency Foodshelf Network by MobileCause's Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to terms found at igfn.org/t. Text STOP to specify 85944 to stop; text HELP to specify 84944 for help.

MobileCause works with more than 1,000 organizations in the nonprofit sector.  By using mobile technology as a communication, fundraising, and CRM tool, non-profits are able to utilize fast, cost-effective, engagement and fundraising solutions to reach new and existing audiences.

For more information on MobileCause and other current fundraising efforts please visit: www.mobilecause.com.  

About Emergency Foodshelf Network
EFN is a full service food bank, providing quality, nutritious food and support services to over 200 hunger relief partners, including food shelves, on-site meal programs, and Fare For All sites, throughout the state. Partner agencies receive free donations from EFN, and accent what isn't donated by purchasing basic staples at or below wholesale cost through EFN's bulk purchasing program. Purchased items include rice, beans, stews, frozen chicken, eggs, hygiene products, and many others. EFN works hard to provide the best possible price to stretch budgets of partnering agencies.  To learn more about Emergency Foodshelf Network, go to www.emergencyfoodshelf.org.

About MobileCause
MobileCause (http://www.MobileCause.com), named a Top 100 Private U.S. Company by AlwaysOn Media, is a leading web service platform for mobile giving, engagement, CRM and donor communication. MobileCause delivers major nonprofits, political organizations, universities, and governmental entities a simple-to-use web services software solution for the complete launch and management of mobile giving, engagement, messaging, and CRM. MobileCause having served a thousand customers delivered over five thousand campaigns and raised Millions of dollars on behalf of leading organizations is comprised of seasoned non-profit and technology professionals providing the right level of strategy support to empower non-profits to grow, engage, and retain their member and donor base over mobile.  To view MobileCause's robust product offering go to www.MobileCause.com.

For more information contact:
Shana Starr / Jason Kirshner
949.579.9569 x 802/801
shana-pr@rms-biz.com; jason-pr@rms-biz.com

SOURCE MobileCause