Giving kiosks are an innovative and eye-catching way to collect donations, but selecting the right donation system for your organization's needs can be challenging. The goal is to increase giving, but it can be easy to get bogged down with the details. There are several choices you’ll need to make, but giving your members more avenues to donate will always result in higher growth. Think of it as putting another tool in your toolbox; you'll be better able to understand how your members give, and respond to their feedback.

There are a LOT of options on the market - what should you look for in a donation kiosk?

  • Simple is best. Selecting a touch screen device with a familiar and intuitive environment goes a long way towards making members feel comfortable donating in a new way.
  • Don't waste your time & money if you don't need to. Choose a kiosk that is powerful enough to keep pace with your rapidly growing community, but isn’t packed with features you won’t use. No need for the latest display technology or other deluxe capabilities. 
  • Think long-term. A giving kiosk should fit in with the other aspects of your organization’s fundraising efforts. A standalone tool will work well initially, but the solution that will stand the test of time incorporates traditional giving methods with a kiosk system. Your bookkeeper will thank you!

At GivingFire, we put several devices through the ringer testing their functionality and responsiveness under duress. We saw clear advantages to utilizing the Apple iPad to provide a reliable, recognizable, and user-friendly experience for your community. The iPad’s evolution over the past several years can make choosing the correct model and level of power a confusing experience for the uninitiated. The bottom line? Earlier generation iPads provide the features you need without the bells and whistles you don’t. 

Exploring the ways to increase donations while creating a personal experience for your community begins with giving kiosks. GivingFire kiosks are a great resource for both regular and spontaneous donors, as well as helping your administrative staff with excellent support and features designed to integrate multiple types of giving. 

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We're passionate about solid donation management for churches and non-profits, and we're trying to bring honesty and transparency to a murky industry. If you need help figuring out donations, we'd love to talk.

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