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From Collection Plate to Mobile Device

Not an app and more than a website, Modern Giver of Los Angeles bills itself as a new way to support church and charitable organizations via the mobile web. The company reports that Modern Giver requires no downloads and is free for religious organizations, charities and supporters to join; in addition, Modern Giver allows individuals to easily browse events and donate to organizations in their area, from the convenience of their mobile devices.

To support an organization, givers simply visit ModernGiver.com on their phone's Internet browser. From there, the site will locate organizations and giving events near the user's current location. The giver then selects the organization, the giving event they want to support, and finally enters their credit card information for donation, the company reports.

"With 91.4 million smartphones in the United States alone, we believe Modern Giver offers a new level of convenience and ease that will greatly increase individuals' [likelihood] of giving back to charitable organizations," says founder and CEO Jon Taggart.

As for organizations, Modern Giver offers virtually everything they need to further their missions. The site reportedly provides a complete back office with real-time, full reporting of all transactions made, easy creation of location-based giving events, and free downloadable resources and financial goals.

The company also reports that while other sites charge anywhere from 2%-8% per transaction, plus additional processing and merchant account fees, Modern Giver "removes the fine print with a flat transaction fee 5%," which covers all processing and maintenance.

To find out more about Modern Giver, visit ModernGiver.com.

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