Social Isolation

If you are stuck at home, feeling frustrated, then why not drop a dollar from your usual coffee/scone routine into a local foodbank or shelter. These are essential for people with fewer options and often greater vulnerability. Givahoy has some of these set up for major centres, but we would love to include more regional […]

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Treasure!

Happy New Year! As you may be aware, the “Ahoy!” part of “Givahoy” comes from an affection for the romanticised pirate of yore. Think Crimson Pirate rather than Blackbeard, Errol Flynn more than Captain Morgan. That’s the proximity/location side of the Givahoy equation if you like. Using this information, we can set up treasure hunts. […]

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School Donations

The school which my son attends is a pretty normal NZ school. There are frequent collections and charity campaigns. The children themselves also run campaigns and ask for gold coin donations, supported by the school. This is great, of course. The children get to think big, to challenge their organisational skills, to stimulate others, and […]

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Know Your Future Donor

Fundraising.co.uk have put up a neat analysis of a recent Blackbaud report on donors. Report summary My attention was drawn to a chart on mobile giving. While I believe this will change as older givers grow more comfortable with mobile giving, it shows that younger givers are already connected with the medium, as you’d expect. […]

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Giving Flowchart

I thought I’d do a giving flowchart and… ummm… that’s it. It’s that easy to give with Givahoy, even when you include the app install! Having a try on LucidChart (www.lucidchart.com) and it’s pretty simple and effective!

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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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