"Cashless Giving" Conference POSTPONED
Our current and potential donors in NI have already embraced the advent of the "cashless society" in most areas of their daily lives. From paying for petrol, food and other goods to children paying for school lunches using biometrics, i.e. their finger, the movement away from cash is relentless.
NB FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL ADVISE ALL THOSE REGISTERED ONCE IT IS RESCHEDULED AS IT STANDS OR IN AN ALTERNATIVE ONLINE FORMAT
To keep pace, charities need to offer their supporters ways to donate much needed funds to them other than by cash. This conference aims to demystify “cashless giving” and give NI VCSE organisations an understanding of the options available to help meet the fundraising challenges of the worldwide "dash from cash".
What does the day look like?
Dr Neil Garner, Chief Executive of Thyngs will be taking us through the possibilities presented though Good Thyngs by way of contactless mobile phone donations, turning posters, leaflets, stickers and even staff and volunteers into instant mobile donation points.
Polly Gilbert, Marketing Director of GoodBox will be sharing information on the possibilities of using contactless "tap and pay" card terminals - from products that fit in your hand, to countertop options, to large static donation points and even a twist on traditional church collection plates.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during a Q & A Session. A Round Table session will also allow discussion about what issues organisations foresee with moving forward with "cashless giving" and how NICVA can help. Over lunch there will also be a chance to talk to all the presenters and get up close and personal with the technology.
Who should attend?
This conference is for all sizes and types of third sector organisations. Whether you are secular or faith-based, a small but perfectly formed community organisation or a large, household name, you may be able to benefit from introducing "cashless giving" for your supporters.
There is a decrease in cash donations seen across the UK for all sizes of charities. £80 million is also estimated to be lost annually through charities not being able to offer their supporters alternatives to cash donations. This is your organisation's opportunity to find out more about using "cashless giving" options to maximise funding for your vital services, both now and in the future. Staff, trustees and volunteers are all welcome.
For those new to "cashless giving", there are several articles on the NICVA website which provide more information -