I have to make a confession; I’m addicted to my Blackberry. As someone whose mobile device is never far from reach, I’m surprised that it’s taken me this long to make a Friends Asking Friends mobile donation. In 2010, Blackbaud released mobile ready Friends Asking Friends, which means when a mobile device browses to a personal page, team page, event page, or an individual event donation page, Blackbaud Friends Asking Friends will automatically redirect the mobile device to the corresponding mobile page or form.
I was sitting at the airport and received a Friends Asking Friends email from my friend Bronwyn who is participating in an event in Baltimore, MD this spring. I clicked on the bright words that read “Follow This Link to visit my personal page” and low and behold Bronwyn’s personal fundraising page appeared. I entered my donation amount, personal information, then I hit submit and immediately received my confirmation.
This was first time I’ve ever made a purchase or donation using my Blackberry. It was easy and gave me something to do while I was sitting in the airport. I often say that I use my phone more for tweeting, checking facebook, texting, sending email and rarely use it to actually talk to someone. I guess I can add making donations to additional uses for my phone.
Have you made a online donation before? If you’re using Blackbaud Friends Asking Friends are you letting your donors know they can donate via their mobile device? For more on mobile ready Friends Asking Friends, check out September post [defunct link removed].