REACH offers text to give as a fundraising option for your organization, as well as general text messaging to communicate with supporters.
Note: If you have a Supporter that is no longer receiving text messages from REACH, please view our Blocked Text Messages article.
To set up text communication for your organization:
- Under Settings, click Text to Give
- Add a phone number
- If any number will do, simply click the Search button to pull up a list of numbers.
- If you would like to use a number from your area or country code, or string of numbers that denote your organization, enter the number in Area Code or Number Contains and then Match To that part of the number. When you click Search, a list of available numbers will appear.
- Once you find the number you would like to use, click Select
- Note: To use Text to Give with REACH you must choose an available number. We can not port over an existing number for your use. You can only select one number. If you would like to use a different text to give number, you must Release any number already selected.
Now set up the keywords you would like to use when promoting Text to Give. Custom keywords are the text that your donors will type to give to one of your Purposes.
- In the Manage Key Words tab, you will see a list of your fundraising options for supporters to donate to. These are generated from your Donation Categories, Campaigns, Projects, and Places. (Sponsorships and Event Registration are not currently supported through text.)
- Click Customize next to a purpose and enter an alpha/numeric code you would like to use. It is recommended that they are 8 characters or less in length and as simple as possible.
- Note: The following reserved words cannot be used when setting up a text code – STOP, STOPALL, UNSUBSCRIBE, CANCEL, END, QUIT, START, YES, UNSTOP, HELP and INFO.
- You are now ready to promote Text to Give
- The transaction fees for Text to Give donations are the same as other online donations made with REACH, based on the REACH Plan your organization is using.
- There is no additional fee to receive or send a text from your REACH account. There is also no limit on the number of texts you can receive or send.