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Contactless fundraising

What is it

Sometimes referred to as ‘contactless donations’, contactless fundraising is the digital equivalent to a donation box. Instead of a box to collect coins, you can have a device that takes contactless card payments instead.

Good reasons to try contactless fundraising

  • You’ve noticed that fewer people are carrying cash and loose change with them and this is affecting the money you raise from collections
  • You have budget to spend on purchasing the machines to collect the contactless payments
  • You have a location or events where you could easily encourage people to make on the spot small donations

Key advice

  • Think about where you can use these devices to get the best use out of them.
  • Research or test with the people you want to donate. Are they comfortable with contactless payments yet?
  • Check the deal the device provider offers carefully. How much of the donation is taken buy them?
  • Read about NCVO Trusted Supplier Tap Simple to see the support they offer NCVO members.
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