The Event On April 12, 2018, GiveCentral helped University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary host their annual gala. Over 700 gue
On April 12, 2018, GiveCentral helped University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary host their annual gala.
Over 700 guest attended and GiveCentral managed a live Raise the Paddle fundraising campaign during the dinner. Donors had the option of giving online, by text, or in person, using the mobile swipers provided to the staff.
This was the first time the Seminary had attempted a giving initiative like this, and their goal was $25,000. They surpassed this by over $12,000 during the dinner.
• $37,965.00 raised in a matter of minutes
• 152% of goal reached
• $462.92 average donation
• 82 total donors
• 76 of those donors used text-to-give and/or their previously authorized cards
Donation Tools: We provided University Of Saint Mary of the Lake with all available products so that donors had a variety of ways to give; we offered swipers to preauthorize attendee’s credits cards as they registered for the event, a custom text-to- give number and code for quick gift processing, and an online crowdfunding platform for real-time donation updates.
Customer Support: Our GiveCentral team worked closely with University of Saint Mary of the Lake staff to develop a fundraising goal, timeline, communications, and customized online crowdfunding site. Our team of developers were able to process the donations in real-time and update the donation tracking on the screen as the donations came in, so that the guests could see how their donations affected the overall goal.
Customization: All donor-facing interfaces were customized so that they reflected University of Saint Mary of the Lake’s unique look and fundraising goal. A custom text-to-give number was provided to donors so that they could give directly using their mobile phones. University of Saint Mary of the Lake
GiveCentral staff volunteered time to pre-authorize donors’ cards upon their arrival at the event. That way, those donors would not need to type in their card information to make the gift when the time came. For those donors who chose not to pre-authorize their cards, they could still text the code ‘Donate’ to the custom phone number, and received a link (displayed to the right) that allowed them to type in their information.