Goodwill Silicon Valley Launches Unique Donation Service & iOS App

Goodwill Silicon Valley has partnered with InstantMobile Solutions, Inc. to provide an exceptional donor experience
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Feb. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- San Jose, CA -- Goodwill of Silicon Valley announced today the launch of its new Donation Service and iOS App developed in partnership with InstantMobile Solutions, a premier provider of interactive mobile solutions. This new service simplifies and streamlines the giving process while documenting and maintaining donor’s tax-related information in the Cloud.

Donors download and use the iOS App to easily create a Donation File to document items they are donating. The donor can photograph and assign a value to each donated item—providing detailed donation records that are accessible at any time. At the Goodwill donation site, a donation attendant confirms the donation, generating a digital record that eliminates the need for often misplaced paper receipts.

The InstantMobile solution drives a closer, interactive relationship between Goodwill and its donors. The donor experience evolves from simply dropping off unwanted items to establishing an interactive, ongoing relationship with Goodwill. The solution includes a digital vault for donor’s donation records, the ability for individuals to donate funds to Goodwill, to opt-in to receive email and text messages, and to share their “good deeds” across social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The service is free to Goodwill’s donors and shoppers.

“We are excited about the value that the InstantMobile solution brings to our constituents,” said Mike Fox, President and CEO of Goodwill Silicon Valley. “The driving factors for us to adopt the Service are ease of the donation experience as well as establishing stronger, more meaningful relationships with our donors.”

All of Goodwill Silicon Valley’s 18 retail stores and 25 donation and recycling sites will now be able to issue digital receipts. If a donor does not have an iPhone or iPad, the service is also available through their phone’s or computer’s browser at  

About Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Goodwill of Silicon Valley helps our community’s unemployed become employed. Founded in 1926, Goodwill of Silicon Valley is part of Goodwill Industries International and in 2011 recycled, re-sold or reused over $25 million dollars of donated goods and diverted over 5.2 million pounds of electronic and other waste from landfills. Thrift store revenue, as well as grants and financial donations, fund our Mission Services, including: the Institute for Career Development, and specific programs benefiting the youth as well as U.S. Veterans.

About InstantMobile Solutions
InstantMobile Solutions develops and markets mobile solutions that enable and simplify real-time customer interactions between non-profits and their constituents. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Bend Oregon.

The Goodwill Donation Service was showcased at the May 25, 2011 SFAppShow

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