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(US) Obama Campaign to Start Accepting Text Message Donations

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In a U.S. election dominated by multimillion-dollar donations, Democratic President Barack Obama’s campaign is about to give small donors a new weapon by starting to accept text message
donations for the first time in history.

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Reasearch Shows Mobile Phones are Growing More Important as a Platform for Donations

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The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project recently released a new report – Real Time Charitable Giving – that focuses on donations made via mobile phones. This report is based on interviews with 863 individuals who gave to the “Text for Haiti” campaign on their cell phones.

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(UK) Thousands of Charities Join Vodafone’s Free Text Donation Service

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Thousands of charities have now registered for Vodafone’s online donation service JustGiving to allow the UK’s 50 million mobile phone users to give money to charity, free of charge, by text message.

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UK Charity “Comic Relief” Raised £ 15.17m via Mobile Phone Text Donations This Year

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Radha Chakraborty, Comic Relief operations director, sais “Text donations make up nearly 20 per cent of the total raised so far and we extend our heartfelt thanks to the British public,”.

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Small Charities Lose up to 20% of Mobiles Donations in ‘Excessive’ Operator Costs

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Mobile-phone companies have been criticised for charging fees to process charitable donations made via text message, an increasingly popular way of giving. Many people who give money using their mobile phones are unaware that some of the cash may end up going to the operators, with smaller charities complaining they can lose as much as 20% of a donation
via text message.

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