Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Jackson Hole Land Trust Launch Innovative New SmartphoneApp, TravelStorysGPS, Including Give by Cellís Mobile Fundraising
San Francisco, CA, September 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Give by Cell, a San Francisco based company specializing in mobile technology solutions, is providing their mobile fundraising service, Mobile Give, as a part of TravelStorysGPS, an innovative iPhone and iPad application released by a collaboration between Conservation Consulting and nonprofit partners Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the Jackson Hole Land Trust. The first of its kind, this multi-media, GPS-triggered app connects travelers to the landscapes around them in real time and raises money for land conservation via mobile giving.
“Our effort to connect people to the park and to educate them about this amazing resource remains one of the most important components of our mission at the Foundation,” said Leslie A. Mattson, President of Grand Teton National Park Foundation. “Projects like this are a great way to deepen visitors’ understanding of and connection to Grand Teton National Park.”
TravelStorysGPS is launching with two pilot routes, both based in Jackson Hole: Wyoming State Highway 22 between the town of Jackson and the Idaho state line is presented by the Jackson Hole Land Trust, and the Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, between Moose and Jackson Lake Lodge, is presented by Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Along each route, users are invited to make a donation to the nonprofit organization working to protect the scenic views they are enjoying, through the partnership with Give by Cell. This gift is conveniently charged to the user’s next phone bill.
“To love land one needs to have some sort of connection to it and know a few stories about it,” says TravelStorysGPS creator and Conservation Consulting’s principal Story Clark. “So we are bringing those stories to where people are: on their smartphones and iPads; and asking them to support conservation with a small contribution as they grow to appreciate the land through these stories. The app is also a way for travelers and locals alike to share their stories about the land and create a community of storytellers.”
Echoing those sentiments, Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Executive Director Laurie Andrews said, “TravelStorysGPS is a wonderful tool to connect travelers and locals alike with the work that we do to protect the valley’s scenic viewsheds, wildlife habitat, and working agricultural lands. We hope that seeing our conservation successes along Highway 22 first-hand will inspire them to play a part in land conservation in our valley.”
Give by Cell works closely with organizations to customize mobile fundraising technology to best meet client needs. Additional services available include live screencasting, text alerts, audio information hotlines, QR codes and custom mobile websites. Give by Cell also offers two additional mobile fundraising platforms, Mobile Donate and Mobile Pledge, both of which can be used in conjunction with Mobile Give. For more information, please visit www.givebycell.com.
To download the free TravelStorysGPS, visit the App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelstorysgps/id543710299?ls=1&mt=8
About Give by Cell
Launched in 2008 by San Francisco based parent company Guide by Cell, Give by Cell is a trusted mobile fundraising solution provider with four years of experience in providing unique, affordable, and effective mobile technology services. The company provides fund-raising technologies to over 1,000 non-profits, and is the largest provider of Mobile Giving Services under the Mobile Giving Foundation program. Give by Cell’s mobile fundraising solutions are an affordable, engaging way to give, capitalizing on mobile’s reach, user adoption rates, and ability to solicit and collect contributions anywhere at any time. For more information, visit www.givebycell.com or call 415-615-0150.
About Grand Teton National Park Foundation
Grand Teton National Park Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund special projects that protect and enhance Grand Teton National Park’s treasured resources. Since 1997, our organization has raised more than $20 million for education-based capital projects, work and learn programs that reconnect youth to nature, and wildlife research and protection. By funding initiatives that go beyond what the NPS could accomplish on its own, the Foundation initiates improvements, critical research, and projects that enhance visitors’ experiences, creating a solid future for Grand Teton. To learn more about Grand Teton National Park Foundation, visit www.gtnpf.org or follow the organization’s updates at www.facebook/gtnpf, www.twitter.com/GrandTetonFdn and www.youtube.com/GrandTetonFdn.
About the Jackson Hole Land Trust
The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that was established in 1980 to preserve open space and the critical wildlife habitat, magnificent scenic vistas, and historic ranching heritage of Jackson Hole. By working cooperatively with the owners of the area’s privately owned open lands, the Jackson Hole Land Trust has ensured the permanent protection of over 22,000 acres in and around Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Area. For more information please visit http://www.jhlandtrust.org.
About Conservation Consulting and TravelStorysGPS
Conservation Consulting is a small, national consulting firm based in Wilson, Wyoming, that works with land conservation organizations to identify and develop innovative markets and sources of funding for land conservation and stewardship. TravelStorysGPS is a smartphone application company that develops phone apps for land conservation and other charitable causes. For more information on Conservation Consulting, visit http://www.storyclark.net; and for more information on TravelStorysGPS, visit http://www.travelstorysGPS.com.