For volunteer rescue groups fundraising is always top of mind. Just yesterday, Square launched in Canada (has been available in the US for some time now), changing the credit card payment landscape forever.
If you’re not familiar with Square, it’s a iOS based app and credit card reader that lets you use your iPhone or iPad to collect payments anywhere. Apart from being easy-to-use, Square is incredibly convenient and inexpensive - with a flat 2.75% fee on payments processed. There are no hardware costs, monthly fees or additional transaction charges. The best part? Your money is deposited into your account on the next business day.
With fewer and fewer people carrying cash, Square makes it easy for the public to support the great work done by volunteer organizations. When a rescued subject or their family wants to say thank you for getting them out of a tight spot with a generous donation - oblige them on-the-spot. At your next fundraising event make credit card payment a frictionless option for those who might bid on auction items, buy merchandise or raffle tickets. If you can’t double your fundraising revenue with Square, you’re doing something wrong.