Online fundraising platform launches ‘Tap-on-Phone’ app for charities

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.

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.

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