Text to Donate!
Text the word ‘badgut’ to the number 45678 to donate $10 to the GI Society.
Thank you for your support.
Mobile Giving FAQs
1. How can I use my cell phone to make a donation?
Text ‘badgut’ to 45678, reply to the confirmation message with a text stating ‘yes’, and a one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
2. How do I request a tax receipt for my text donation?
You can request a tax receipt by entering your mobile number at http://www.mobilegiving.ca/tax-receipt/
3. Will I start receiving text alerts from the GI Society once I make a text donation?
You will NOT receive text messages from the GI Society after making a text donation to this campaign. You will only receive a one-time text alert to confirm your donation.
4. Who can see my mobile number when I make a donation?
Your mobile number is kept confidential, and it will not be shared with or used by anyone without your permission.
5. Why do I need to text back the word YES to complete the transaction?
Texting the word YES will confirm the $10 donation, and will help prevent fraud and errors.
6. This is a great campaign. I want to tell all my friends. How can I share the news?
Send this text message to your friends: ‘Hey! Text ‘badgut’ to 45678 and donate $10 to help raise funds for the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society!’
7. How much does it cost?
Any donation that you initiate will be charged at $10 Canadian and added directly to your wireless bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. You can donate up to a maximum of $30 per month via your mobile phone (so a maximum of 3 $10 dollar donations). No messaging fees apply to donations – all text messages that are required to initiate and confirm the donation are free. Wireless carriers have waived all fees for mobile donations. The carriers pass 100% of the $10 donation through to the Mobile Giving Foundation, who then passes 100% of the $10 donation to the GI Society.
8. How are donations billed?
All donations are billed and payable to your mobile service provider. The service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the GI Society by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at http://www.mobilegiving.ca/terms-and-conditions/. If you are unsure what charges are associated with text messaging, ask your wireless carrier for details. Wireless operators that currently support Mobile Giving Foundation programs are: Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, MTS, Rogers, Solo Mobile, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, and WIND Mobile.
9. Is this a legitimate form of fundraising?
Yes. The GI Society mobile giving program has been set up in partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation. The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF-C) was founded in 2009 by veterans of the wireless industry, in partnership with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and the support of the Canadian wireless operators, who wanted to harness the immense power of wireless communications to empower individuals to support their favourite causes. For questions related to mobile giving, please send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. What is the purpose of the Mobile Giving Foundation and how does it work?
The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF-C) serves as the “glue” between a charitable organization, the wireless industry, and the 23 million wireless users in Canada. MGF-C processes and approves applications from Registered Charities wishing to use wireless technology in their communication and fundraising activities because they know it is critical to have a trusted third party – in this case, MGF-C – to affirm the quality and integrity of the RC’s using this technology to solicit contributions. For more information, visit http://www.mobilegiving.ca/donors/.