Slicing the Pie

I think it is about time that I articulated one elephant-in-the-room aspect of Givahoy, which is where it fits in relation to money. And here it is: It is not right to take a cut of donations. There are many reasons for this, specifically for Givahoy as well as in general: 1. Costs do not […]

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Busking to the Cashless

Here’s an interesting thing: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44271647 It’s clearly good, and enables people without cash to support buskers they like. Buskers get money without needing to stop performing. What’s not to like? Well, buskers need a device. There’s usually a regular cost in that. It only works for contactless payment, and lots of people don’t use cards […]

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Free Money?

Here we are in 2018 and I’m delighted to say that the Giving Technology Charitable Trust is, officially a registered charity. This means that the trustees will be empowered to direct payments from Givahoy to the relevant charities. For our Givers, this means that *all* donations to charities can be aggregated for receipting. Up to […]

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Help Wanted

I’m revisiting the Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator (nzfintech.kiwi). It was a big deal last year, doing the market validation exercise, and it’s a bigger deal this year. I also have work commitments in the New Year that are not exactly flexible. There were many spent hours fitting around work and life trying to get hold of […]

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Clubs and Societies

Some time back, I met up opportunistically with the remarkable @vivster. She was cautiously positive (in my opinion!) about Givahoy. Her background in charitable activity gave her excellent and relevant experience. But there was one thing especially that stuck with me and has been worming away since then. It’s a completely valid and consistent use […]

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Three Messages in One

I find myself revisiting what I am saying to try to communicate clearly what Givahoy is. But it isn’t one thing to one group. So here’s an overview of the three main groups: If you are a fundraiser, perhaps organising a campaign or event: Take your collecting with you Easily set up locations and portable […]

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Events

Posted this on Facebook and it reminded me that, for a casual event organiser, this really is all you need to do! Running a fundraising event and concerned about people not having enough cash? Have a look at Givahoy. As a fundraiser, just tell me when and where is your event.  Easy as that! Then […]

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