Bringing bucket shaking to the 21st century

Today, TORI Global volunteers helped the UK's leading cancer support charity for children, CLIC Sargent, trial new contactless fundraising technology funded by the global online social platform for giving, JustGiving. CLIC Sargent has teamed up with JustGiving and other charities to pilot a live TapDonate prototype. This is a contactless bucket that enables people to make a donation with a simple tap of their debit card or mobile phone, using Apple Pay. Nowadays, most payments are carried out by card transaction and carrying spare change is a rarity, so this new fundraising technology could help boost donations significantly. 

This morning, TORI volunteers, along with representatives from CLIC Sargent and JustGiving tested this new technology at Baker Street tube station in London, by encouraging commuters to tap to donate. 

Jonathan Waddingham, Senior Product Manager from JustGiving, said: "Following the cashless trials, the results will be shared by JustGiving with the sector as a whole, and will help to provide insight into the future trends of charitable giving. CLIC Sargent hope the learnings from the trial will enable CLIC Sargent to remain at the forefront of charitable innovation, and help raise vital funds in the fight for young lives against cancer."

The payments arena has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, from contactless debit cards to paying using your mobile phone. It is great that charities can harness this technology to modernise their fundraising and we are honoured to be involved in the early stages.

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