PayPal makes it easier for charities to raise funds via iPhone and Facebook

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One industry that desperately needs to take advantage of social media and new technology is the charity and non-profit sector.  So it comes as a welcome announcement that PayPal has taken steps to allow Canadians to use the power of smartphones and social media to quickly and simply send charity donations or raise money for their favourite causes.

Earlier today PayPal Mobile 2.5 was released.  It will allow customers to send charity donations to a select number of highly-regarded, national Canadian non-profit organizations directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

PayPal worked with Toronto-based Artez Interactive to make the donate feature possible.  Artez Interactive is a leading  online fundraising provider.

Philip King is the President and CEO of Artez Interactive:

Customers are comfortable using smartphones for all kinds of professional and personal needs, so making it easier for Canadians to give to charities that way is important.  For charities, mobile giving is a new channel; one that allows people to give quickly and simply and one that may help reach new, younger audiences who don't respond as readily to traditional fundraising campaigns.

PayPal also teamed up with FundRazr and ConnectionPoint Systems.

FundRazr helps people doing fundraising by broadcasting their appeals from within Facebook to their social network.

Daryl Hatton is the CEO of ConnectionPoint:

There's enormous value in leveraging PayPal and Facebook to enable social networking communities to fundraise for causes they're passionate about.  Our collaboration with PayPal delivers today's most innovative online fundraising and sets the stage for launching a spectrum of social media fundraising tools.

The application is available free on FundRazr's website or Facebook page.  Easy sharing with others via email, Facebook News Feed or Twitter drives rapid build-up of community support and donations.

Company:
FundRazr
Website:
http://www.fundrazr.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fund anything with FundRazr - the social fundraising platform for everyone. Get your cause noticed and funded with the crowdfunding app that reaches more people and raises more money. FundRazr has raised millions for personal fundraisers, teams, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians and non-profits like Save the Children and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Create a FundRazr for a fundraising idea or cause you care... more

Company:
Facebook
Website:
http://www.facebook.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more

Company:
ConnectionPoint Systems Inc.
Website:
http://connectionpoint.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ConnectionPoint has built a social commerce platform to make it easy for people to do personal & group business online. Social commerce combines the rich content message delivery capabilities of social media with the broad connectivity of social networks and wraps them both around the ability to make a safe and secure financial transaction. We have products that target different applications of this base... more

Company:
Artez Interactive
Website:
http://www.artez.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Artez Interactive is a leading provider of online fundraising solutions for non-profit organizations. Since 1999, the company has assisted non profits in successfully creating, managing and executing a full range of online fundraising campaigns. The flexible and easy-to-use Artez software solutions make it possible for charity fundraisers to raise more money in more ways for their causes than they would have... more

Company:
PayPal
Website:
http://www.paypal.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, giving people direct control over their money. Through our innovations, we make life better for our over 148 million active accounts in 26 currencies and across 203 markets, processing more than 9 million payments daily. An eBay Inc.(Nasdaq: EBAY) company, PayPal is... more


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