Cash donations are reducing in churches every year and our society itself is becoming cashless.
The good news is that donations from cards (in particular contactless) are increasing, not only in churches but across all sectors.
We have been worked with our partners to develop solutions to help churches make up and even surpass the loss created from this change in spending habits.
Increasing your church donations is only a few clicks away. Simply order a PassBox or GivingStation and you’ll be up and running in a matter of days.
Plus: You can increase the value of your donations by 25% with Gift Aid!
As we edge ever closer to a completely cashless society, it has became increasingly more important for churches and charitable organisations to embrace new technology to keep up with the times.
When the Church of England approached Forme Studio (now Payaz) to design a solution for enabling contactless donations we were happy to help. Working closely with partners as Visa and SumUp we designed a number of prototype solutions which were tested over a period of a year.
Initial trials proved very successful with churches reporting up to a 97% increase in donations being made at services trialling a digital collection box* (now called PassBox).
Based on the data collected, we worked on a design which would maximise ease of use and sit comfortably in its surroundings. Soon after we began the manufacture followed by a large scale deployment.
We began a project with Trocaire in Ireland with support from Visa with a clear objective to develop a cashless version of their famous box capable of driving donation value within a retail environment.
Working closely with the team at Trocaire we trialled a number of solutions including donation amounts, box size, identified best locations etc… before settling on a product which was rolled out to support the popular Lenten campaign.
The new boxes received excellent results with data showing donations increasing, on average, by a multiple of 7.