Businesses use conference calls every day for sales presentations, team meetings and regular updates. Conference call companies charge for providing the service usually on a per minute basis, the genius of the MCS’s conference calling service is the revenue raised goes to the charity.
Andy Bool, Head of Fundraising for MCS said “We’re really pleased at MCS to be one of SmarterCalls’
“I collected aluminium cans for my junior school, I quickly learnt that individual contributions can add up to a lot of money“ says Ben Karim, co-founder of SmarterCalls. “That’s really the thinking behind what we’re doing. Each call is a small amount and it doesn’t cost anyone extra to use the service, but when added up it makes a big difference – I suppose you could call it crowd funding!”
Eventually the service hopes to become a sustainable and growing fund raiser for the charity too, since once a user is signed up, no matter when they use it money will be donated.
MCS has a reputation for trying creative ways to raise money and as a cherished institution in the region, it’s hoping local businesses will support the service.
So next time you’re arranging a conference call perhaps talking really will make a difference.