SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The NonProfit Times, a leading business publication covering the nonprofit industry, has named BBB Mobile Giving Foundation founder and CEO Jim Manis to its sixteenth annual Power and Influence Top 50 list, honoring the industry’s top innovators.
“The award should also be seen as a tip of the hat to the wireless operators that have enabled this important charitable work as well as our brand partners who value a trusted relationship with their customers, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Syniverse, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless”
Manis joins a premier list of nonprofit luminaries, including Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; John R. Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society; Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way Worldwide and others who advance philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. The BBBMGF Board Chairman John Graham was recognized once again for his significant contribution to philanthropy as president and CEO of ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership.
In announcing the recognition, The NonProfit Times noted that Manis and the BBB Mobile Giving Foundation are “setting the standards” for mobile giving and demonstrating leadership in a fast-growing area for philanthropy.
Honorees and their guests will be feted in Washington, D.C. during the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala later this month.
“I wish to thank The NonProfit Times for recognizing our efforts to define the intersection of the mobile channel with philanthropy, drive value to donors and charities, and enforce charity standards of transparency and accountability through access to mobile giving,” Manis said. “We see this as a big idea that can change the face of philanthropy, and I appreciate that this is recognized by leaders within the nonprofit sector.”
“The award should also be seen as a tip of the hat to the wireless operators that have enabled this important charitable work as well as our brand partners who value a trusted relationship with their customers, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Syniverse, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless,” Manis said.
The BBB Mobile Giving Foundation and the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada bring the power and reach of mobile technology to nonprofit organizations. The Mobile Giving Foundation has enabled charities to raise millions of dollars via mobile devices in support of causes at home and around the globe, including aid for victims of the Oklahoma tornados, cancer research, community food banks, the tsunami in Japan, the earthquake in Haiti and hundreds of causes important to US and Canadian residents.
About BBB Mobile Giving Foundation
Based in the Seattle area, the Mobile Giving Foundation was founded in 2007 to create a “mobile giving channel” that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America’s top mobile carriers, the Foundation enables the mobile channel for charitable giving by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical infrastructure for non-profit organizations and donors to use the incredible power and convenience of mobile technology. The Foundation is merging with the Council of Better Business Bureaus and adopting BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards to grow the mobile-giving channel, strengthen mobile-giving industry standards and accountability, assure donor confidence, and reinforce nonprofit acceptance of the mobile-giving medium. For more information, visit the Foundation website at mobilegiving.org and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website at give.org.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.