Square expands service for political fundraising

New political fundraising capability

Mobile PoS provider, Square, is expanding its mobile PoS capabilities to incorporate political fundraising (view press release). As part of the initiative, campaigners working for political organisations will be able to accept credit and debit card contributions on their mobile devices. Once staff members sign up, they download the Square app and receive a card reader in the post. When payments are collected, funds are deposited in the campaign’s bank account the next business day. To ensure FEC compliance, campaigners can collect the required information within the app during the contribution process. They can also add and manage staff and create detailed reports on fundraising progress and contributor information by visiting the dashboard in their Square account.

 The election campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney both announced earlier this year that their staff and volunteers will accept campaign contributions using Square.

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