Fundraising 101: Boosting Your Donations With Mobile Payments

Using Mobile Payments for Fundraising

Mobile technology has brought countless benefits for businesses and non-profit organizations such as increased reporting, fast communication and now mobile payment processing. In the past, individuals avoided giving at community events because they found it inconvenient to carry cash with them. Fortunately, mobile technology puts an end to this dilemma for both the donor and the charity with mobile payment apps like iGiveHere and SwitchPay and our mobile card reader. SwitchPay allows charities to accept credit cards using their mobile phone easily and securely while giving their donors the speed they desire.

Benefits of Using Mobile Payment Systems for Fundraising


Many people do not carry large amounts of cash with them, however you will rarely find them without a credit or debit card. Because of this, mobile payment systems like SwitchPay are convenient for both donors and beneficiaries. Donors do not have to carry cash along with them every time they want to share and charities can accept contributions anywhere. Additionally, they electronic receipts can be sent through email for tax write-offs and the non-profit will receive funds to their account in just a day or two. With our simple to use software, volunteers can quickly learn how to operate the app, which benefits everyone involved by allowing fundraisers to collect donations quickly and conveniently.


Security is crucial for non-profits who are collecting donations. Therefore, mobile payment systems like SwitchPay do not store any card or user information on the phone. With our PCI compliant mobile card reader and app, you can rest assured knowing your donors card information is being encrypted as it is swiped, transfers through the app as an encrypted file and is finally submitted as an encrypted message. SwitchPay will keep your information safe and secure so you can focus on the work you are doing.

Higher Average Donations

Studies have shown that donors are more likely to give higher contributions when paying with credit or debit cards because they find the method fast, easy and safe. This is a great advantage for fundraisers using mobile processing! Additionally, there is a higher chance that donors will opt for regular contributions once they have experience the convenience of donating with a card.

How Mobile Payments Apps and Card Readers Work

The SwitchPay app can be downloaded for free in either the Blackberry, Android or iOS app store. Plus, once your application is approved, you will be mailed a free mobile card reader to plug into your mobile device. When the app is open, simply enter the information required and swipe the credit card. At this point, the donor may enter their email address to receive an electronic receipt. The transaction will be processed and the donated funds will appear in the fundraiser’s bank account after a day or two.

People are willing to help charitable institutions if they can do it in a more convenient way. Mobile payment systems like SwitchPay are the answer. Sign up here and take your non-profit to the next level today!

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