Introducing iGive – Mobile Fundraising Solution

Big River powers mobile fundraising 

Increasingly, Catholic parishes and schools are embracing mobile technology to keep their communities connected and informed.  With Catholic Mobile App’s simple and powerful branded apps, bulletins, updates, prayer requests and homilies are just a click away.  The only thing missing was the ability to collect donations and registrations within the context of the app.

Now, with iGive powered by Big River, organizations can phase out envelopes and printed checks by allowing parishioners to quickly set up recurring weekly contributions.  If another brutal winter bursts pipes in the school, they can quickly send push notifications asking for donations to help with repair.  If an earthquake leaves people in need of aid, it’s easy to raise awareness and funds to offer relief.

“There are two fundamental “musts” when it comes to digital fundraising, “says Tanya Wagner, Marketing & Business Development Director at Big River, “Create impactful and easy to use donor pages, and engage constituents with relevant, timely appeals to drive traffic to those pages.  Big River empowers nonprofit organizations to create beautiful, optimized donation pages and Catholic Mobile Apps does the heavy lifting when it comes to communication and engagement.”

The synthesis of the two products is enthusiastically embraced by Mike Ficzner, President of 529 Mobile Solutions – creators of Catholic Mobile Apps.  He raves, “A Whole Community Approach is the foundation of Catholic Mobile Apps and is the means by which churches and parishioners can connect through mobile communication and technology. Partnering with the Big River team has allowed us to take Catholic Mobile Apps to the next level with iGive.  iGive gives! It gives the parishioner, parent, and student, the opportunity to pray more, volunteer more, and donate more. We are excited to introduce Catholic Mobile Apps + iGive to all Catholic Communities worldwide!”

Saints Robert & William Catholic Parish will be the first to adopt iGive, with implementation expected to be complete within a few days.  “We are very excited to work with 529 Mobile on iGive, says Father John Better, Pastor at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish.  “We believe that to continue the new Evangelization we have to find new and exciting ways to encourage discipleship.  We strongly believe that iGive will help us respond to this challenge.”

To learn more about iGive and Catholic Mobile Apps, CLICK HERE.

Big River Online and Catholic Mobile Apps are thrilled to leverage their respective strengths to create this innovative solution. They plan to work together to continue to refine and develop iGive to meet the ever-evolving needs of Catholic communities.

About Big River Online

Big River offers a cloud-based fundraising platform that enables nonprofits to present targeted appeals and develop meaningful relationships with constituents via the Web, email, and social media.  It supports a unique approach that increases giving across an organization’s donor base and helps build longer-lasting relationships.  Because the platform is highly configurable, it can integrate with existing donor management systems, allowing organizations to leverage existing technology investments.  For more information, visit

About 529 Mobile Solutions – creators of Catholic Mobile Apps

Catholic Mobile Apps puts an entire system of mobile content management tools in the hands of Catholic Communities of all sizes.  Simple and powerful technology allows organizations to manage the app and instantly track and publish bulletins and prayer requests, create individual ministry tabs, sponsor tabs and incorporate social media pages.  Learn more at