Christian Aid’s Community Fundraising
Over the past six months, TapSimple have been working closely with Christian Aid to develop their UK-wide community fundraising. With an initial twelve devices, we saw some great results - one church group took a £500 donation at their very first collection!
Christian Aid HQ now have 500 TapSimple devices, which they have distributed across the country to staff and volunteers at their regional offices and to their network of fundraising groups that are often centred around local churches. The devices will be used at weekly services and events to fundraise for Christian Aid.
As an added bonus, the local groups can use the devices to fundraise for their own churches - a huge motivation for their volunteers.
Ensuring the fundraisers in each community are confident using the devices is extremely important. That’s why support has been our key priority throughout this process.
Here’s how we have done it so far:
We have been running live webinars alongside the Christian Aid team, to offer advice and answer any questions from fundraisers about the system
We have created tailor-made step-by-step videos on set-up and how to use the device and dashboard
We were available by phone and email before and throughout all fundraising events
“We are ready to go! We are ready to raise money for Christian Aid and for our church with the generation that don’t carry cash. I’m so excited!”
To make sure Christian Aid and their fundraisers are getting the most out of their devices, we have created some great features specifically designed for community fundraising. These focus on volunteer management and donation tracking, enabling Christian Aid to retain control over national fundraising campaigns and activities.
With the Groups feature, each local group has their own personalised TapSimple dashboard. Christian Aid HQ can instantly share national campaigns with each group, allowing a seamless transference of their national messaging and campaigns.
Individual group reporting
Christian Aid HQ can track the fundraising progress of each group
Christian Aid HQ have appointed a local point of contact for each local fundraising group. This point of contact is able to set up volunteers from within their local committee without contacting HQ.
Note: The TapSimple Groups feature is able to grant community groups different levels fundraiser permissions to how Christian Aid has chosen to do theirs. Head to NSPCC’s Community Fundraising story to see how this feature can be used differently!
We are really excited to start supporting these community groups with their fundraising, and see the devices in action during Christian Aid Week later in the year, and at services, events and collections across the country!