Mobile Accord and Payfone to expand global mobile donations


Payfone, a mobile payment processing service, and Mobile
Accord, an innovator in mobile technology for nonprofit organizations,
announced a strategic partnership to expand the mobile donation channel for
nonprofits and non-governmental entities worldwide.


Through the partnership, nonprofits will be able to
expand the power and reach of mobile donation offerings through alternative
payment options allowing donations in real-time from any device, such as PC,
smartphone, tablet or Wi-Fi, via Mobile Accord’s mobile giving platform, mGive.


As the premier provider of mobile giving, it is
absolutely critical we offer the nonprofit community a secure technology
platform that ensures real-time delivery of safe, secure donations with
accurate reporting and visibility into all transactions,” said Nim Patel, CEO
of Mobile Accord.  


Our goal is to offer donors across the globe the ability
to make charitable donations from any device at any time. Through our
partnership with Payfone, we are able to continue delivering on that promise,”
Patel added.


Mobile Accord’s mGive platform empowers individuals and
entire countries to facilitate change using its revolutionary scalable services
including mobile giving.


mGive has been the standard for mobile giving since 2008,
resulting in over 7,000 nonprofit mobile campaigns worldwide and is the
platform of choice for high-volume campaigns like fundraising for relief
efforts in Haiti and Japan, raising over $46 million in donations.


Mobile Accord continues to work with nonprofit and
nongovernmental organizations to enhance mobile fundraising and engagement for social


Through Mobile Accord and mGive, its state-of-the-art
mobile giving technology platform that is specifically targeted to support
nonprofits, we can offer nonprofits one of the most robust and secure methods
of conducting donations from any device,” said Rodger Desai, chief executive
officer, Payfone.  


Payfone is unique in leveraging the existing assets of
mobile operators for directly connected payment authorization and processing.


This approach distinguishes Payfone from other
competitors. Payfone’s unique IP focuses on delivering the best user
experience, while closely managing fraud using new factors of authentication
that are inherent in the mobile operator networks.


This translates into one of the most secure and
frictionless user experience, across any device. Payfone’s ability to directly
integrate with the operator’s network and intelligently identify a subscriber’s
profile, makes it the only company capable of securely streamlining the entire
mobile payments process.


Payfone recently announced the appointment of Matthew Tucker to the position of chief operating officer.
Tucker will drive the company’s global expansion and mobile payments adoption


Tucker was most recently the president of Recyclebank,
the Wall Street Journal’s 2011 number four-ranked “Next Big Thing”
venture-backed company.


By Team
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