Greater Giving and Chirpify Sign Agreement to Enable In-Stream Social Fundraising on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

    Greater Giving and Chirpify Sign Agreement to Enable In-Stream Social
                Fundraising on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Consumers will be able to donate to thousands of Greater Giving's nonprofit
clients via social media posts

PR Newswire

ATLANTA and PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13, 2013

ATLANTA and PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Greater Giving, a
division of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) and a company that delivers
powerful fundraising solutions and credit card payment processing to the
nonprofit market nationwide, announced today that it has signed an agreement
with Chirpify, the only company that enables nonprofits, businesses and
consumers to fundraise, buy, sell and pay in-stream on the major social media
outlets of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Under the agreement, Greater Giving's nonprofit clients across the United
States now have the ability to utilize Chirpify's simple and proven platform
that makes it possible for consumers to donate to a nonprofit by replying with
one comment to social media posts. Nonprofits can leverage Chirpify by
creating quick fundraising campaigns via social networks, asking their
supporters to reply "donate" for donations and "gimme" for giveaways. The
links can be easily imbedded into email campaigns and websites, so nonprofits
can get their message out in several ways.

"We are excited about our new relationship with Chirpify," said Sid Singh, SVP
and GM, Worldwide Integrated Solutions for Global Payments. "It is a great
example of how we continue to look for opportunities for our customers to take
advantage of the growing market and the power behind social media."

Greater Giving and Chirpify recently kicked off a pilot program for local
nonprofits to create innovative fundraising and engagement campaigns via their
social media channels. Pilot participants include DoveLewis Emergency Animal
Hospital, Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy, Stiletto Stampede and The
Shade Project.

"For our first campaign we launched an in-stream giveaway through Facebook and
Twitter, which helped us promote a large upcoming fundraising event while
showcasing one of our terrific event sponsors and building a Chirpify support
base to help us with future donation campaigns," said Kate Goudschaal,
Director of Communications for DoveLewis, a nonprofit emergency animal
hospital in Portland, Oregon.

"Greater Giving provides nonprofits with the technology to make all their
fundraising efforts more successful and we look forward to extending that
success to in-stream instant social donations," said Chirpify CEO Chris Teso.

Nonprofit organizations interested in fundraising in-stream via social media,
can email sales@greatergiving.com to request more information.

About Greater Giving
Greater Giving, a division of Global Payments, headquartered in Beaverton,
Oregon, is dedicated to providing technology solutions to the nonprofit
community in order to improve their fundraising efforts. Greater Giving has
processed more than $2B in credit card payments in support of nonprofit causes
for over 9,000 organizations and schools across the United States. Greater
Giving provides best-in-class customer service, with night-of-event support
available for the entire duration of the event. Greater Giving also provides
free fundraising education programs throughout the year, including webinars,
white papers and live seminars. For more information, visit
www.greatergiving.com.

About Chirpify
Chirpify is the only company that enables in-stream, social commerce across
all the major social media outlets of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Brands, bands and personalities like Adidas, MasterCard,the Portland
Trailblazers,Taco Bell, Green Day and RCA Records have leveraged Chirpify to
sell, fundraise and run promotions on social media. To learn more about
Portland, Oregon-based Chirpify and begin sending or receiving payments today,
visit www.chirpify.com.

Media Contacts:
Amy Corn
Global Payments Inc.
770.829.8755
Media.relations@globalpay.com
www.greatergiving.com

Andrew Goss
VOXUS PR for Chirpify
Phone (253) 444-5446
agoss@voxuspr.com

SOURCE Global Payments Inc.

Website: http://www.greatergiving.com
 
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