Charities are being invited by an online fundraiser to trial a contactless payment method that enables public fundraisers to bypass card readers and take payments straight to their smartphones.
The Tap-on-Phone app has been developed by GiveStar and allows donors to make a payment by tapping their card on the back of a fundraiser’s phone to make a payment.
Using the app charities will be able to “empower huge networks of professional and casual fundraisers, without large upfront costs or logistical headaches”, said GiveStar c-o-founder Alex Coleridge.
✨We're announcing something big next week. It's going to be a game-changer for how charities and fundraisers use contactless. Watch this space! pic.twitter.com/rqd1yJuVtI— GiveStar | the new TapSimple (@wearegivestar) September 2, 2021
Give-Star co-founder Tom Montague added: “This new technology will unlock millions of pounds in donations and change the face of fundraising. It is fantastic to be able to support a charity sector that fills a vital role in our society.”
GiveStar’s charity clients include Cancer Research UK, Christian Aid and the NSPCC. It also supports employee fundraising schemes, with clients including Lidl and Premier Inn.