Revolutionary Instant Contact Platform Used in Hero's Run for Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

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General Number, a revolutionary fundraising platform, is used in the Fort Bend County Sheriff's election campaign.

"I was impressed by General Number’s simplicity and speed in allowing supporters to connect to my campaign and make pledges or donations

With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, Sergeant Michael Ellison is running for Fort Bend County Sheriff. Ellison made history when he engaged a group of armed bank robbery suspects. He was shot several times but recovered, returning to service. Ellison is making history again as the first candidate to utilize General Number, a groundbreaking Instant Contact PlatformTM technology invented in Houston.

"I was impressed by General Number’s simplicity and speed in allowing supporters to connect to my campaign and make pledges or donations,” says Sergeant Ellison. "GN also assembles all my contact information, including social media, for easy access. In addition, I can send announcements to all my GN followers at once.”

"General Number was originally developed for business networking and customer support," says Todd Sagissor, who joined GN as a Payment Solutions Consultant and helped Ellison in his 2012 run for the same office, “but because of my decades of experience with nonprofits, I immediately saw GN’s potential to revolutionize pledges and donations. The main barriers to donations have always been the inconvenience and delay of connecting a prospective donor to the cause. Typically the donor has always had to call and provide some type of contact information. At the same time, short codes via SMS marketing do not work well for nonprofits due to the costs. GN, on the other hand, does not charge any additional transaction fees and is easier for donors because they no longer need to call or text to make a pledge. Since GN does not require registration for users, the entire process of connecting to the campaign and making a pledge takes only seconds.”

Adopting GN to become a donation platform has required the expertise of Xpress-Pay, a payment processor which serves several major nonprofit accounts nationwide and has helped the GN team implement a complete donation solution. "We are really happy with the results of our integration with GN and are looking forward to offering this new technology to our current clients," says Thomas Buttino, Director of Marketing at Xpress-Pay.

GN is rapidly expanding across the country. One of its early adopters is David Martin, a celebrity chef in New York.

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