Give A Little® delivers significant innovation in low-cost contactless fundraising with Stripe

Give A Little®, the world’s only point of donation software platform, announces an expansion of its existing relationship with global payments platform Stripe, to deliver significant innovation in low-cost cashless fundraising.

Written by Vicky Hewlett October 31, 2023

Available now 

  • Offline donations
    - You can keep collecting when a fixed donation station/portable contactless donation box has no data coverage

  • Monthly recurring donations
    - Easy sign up of donors to monthly recurring donations via fixed donation stations and portable contactless donation boxes

  • Give
    & Go
    - A donor can quickly donate a default donation amount without needing to select anything

  • Market leading low fees
    - Easy payment processing/acquirer sign up with Stripe Connect via Give A Little offering 1.58% transaction fees in the UK

Available for trials 

  • Tap on Phone
    - No card reader necessary to receive donations in person, just a later model Android smartphone running the Give A Little app

  • Stripe S700 Reader
    - A handheld portable contactless donation box, which is also ideal for creating small size donation stations 

The launch includes a range of highly requested features including contactless monthly recurring donations; offline donations, and single amount Tap & Go. A market leading low transaction fee of 1.58% (UK) is facilitated with the launch through easy payment processing/acquirer sign up via Give A Little Stripe. Trials are also available for Tap on Phone, which allows charities to collect contactless donations with their own smartphones, without the need for a separate card reader; and also the new Stripe S700 handheld, portable contactless donation box can be trialled.

All new features are available to existing and new Give A Little fundraisers at no additional subscription cost.

For hardware, Give A Little’s growing ecosystem of device partners including CollecTin and Payaz are available with the Stripe WisePad 3 card reader. Charities can also choose to use Give A Little’s DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach and create their own point of donation with an Android tablet or smartphone and a Stripe WisePad 3 card reader. And the new Stripe handheld S700 device extends the choice of hardware now on the Give A Little platform.

Monthly recurring donations

Donors can now choose to set up recurring monthly donations via a charity’s donation station or portable contactless collection box. This feature has been requested by charities of all sizes as the recurring donation model provides significantly increased donor relationship value. (Requires the Stripe Wisepad 3 Reader, connected to the Give A Little app)

Offline donations 

Offline donations now enable charities to accept contactless donations where the device doesn’t have data connectivity (WiFI or mobile data). Donations are stored on the Give A Little app when it goes offline and processed once connectivity is restored.(Requires the Stripe Wisepad 3 Reader, connected to the Give A Little app)

Give & Go

Give & Go displays a single donation amount to the donor on the charity’s campaign screen while the card reader stays primed ready to accept payment. In this way the donor can very quickly donate the default amount without needing to select anything on the screen. Default amounts are set up when creating a campaign and Give & Go is enabled through the Give A Little App menu. This is a very rapid way of dealing with queues and for locations where people are transiting through quickly, not wanting to stop for long to donate. (Requires the Stripe WisePad 3 Reader, connected to the Give A Little app)

Market leading low fee

Give A Little’s mission is to minimise the cost barrier for charities moving to cashless technology and we are pleased to be able to provide a market leading transaction fee of

to the UK charity sector. This applies to charities who select to use Give A Little Stripe for their payment processing (it is restricted to the UK currently but will be extended to other countries in 2024).

Tap on Phone 

Charities can now enable volunteers and staff to use their own smartphones (later model Android) to collect contactless donations without the need for an additional card reader as a result of Give A Little’s new Tap on Phone service. Charities can invite unlimited numbers of volunteers. Their volunteer accepts the email invitation, and simply follows the link to download the Give A Little app to their device from the Play Store. They can then log in to start collecting contactless donations. Donors just tap their card, or their smartphone wallet to the volunteers phone. All donations are processed to the charity’s bank account and are tracked via extensive reporting through Give A Little’s admin account including showing the funds raised by each volunteer.

Stripe S700 Reader

The Give A Little app is now available for the new Stripe S700 Reader, which is suitable for both handheld and countertop points of donation. The S700 has a 5.5 inch colour touchscreen, which with Give A Little’s donor facing software can be customised with the charity’s branding and call to action. It can also be set to collect Gift Aid declarations, send receipts, and collect marketing contact opt-ins. The S700 handles contactless, Chip and PIN, and digital wallet donations. It comes with an integrated lithium ion battery (with battery life of 15 hours of active use). Accessories are coming soon including a dock with secure lock for countertop use, a hub for ethernet and USB connections, and a case for additional protection. 

Ben Stewart, Give A Little Co-Founder and MD says: “Our partnership with Stripe is a significant step forward in our mission to minimise the costs for charities moving to cashless technology and to protect them from the fast pace of change in the payments industry. When we created Give A Little, we wanted to provide the most affordable, easy-to-use and flexible way for charities to collect cashless donations and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer an industry leading transaction fee through our Give A Little Stripe offering, as well as incredibly valuable features for charities such as the ability to sign up via contactless to recurring donations and take offline donations.”   

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