We recently attended an event aimed at the increasing the use of contactless payment technology in the charity sector. We were invited due to our involvement on a project with Clear Channel and Cancer Research UK, which was a world first use of contactless payment, allowing the public to donate through the shop windows 24 hours a day. We developed the software and produced interactive hardware to react to each donation showing people the positive impact their donation would have in real time.
With less people using cash now it is important for charities to start looking at innovative ways of collecting donations. The event was a great open forum for charities, suppliers and banks to discuss new ideas and exciting possibilities for the future.