New payment platform enables Givergy to give more to charities

Givergy announces integration with Stripe Connect 

Givergy, the fundraising technology platform which helped raise over £45 million for more than 1500 causes in 2016, has unveiled its new integration with Stripe Connect.

Givergy’s integration with the Stripe Connect marketplace system allows for a seamless centralised payment experience from the Givergy headquarters in the UK to territories all over the world including USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, accepting payments in 136 currencies. In addition, the new platform enhances the service to charities by allowing faster and easier fund transfers to the respective charities, raised through live event and online auctions.

Following fundraising events or online campaigns, charities will now get paid automatically at the end of their payment collection period into their very own secure sub-account. This is a testament to the company’s ethos of going above and beyond to ensure that charities receive as much funding as possible so they can continue their charitable work.

Stripe is a leading payment platform, processing billions of pounds for businesses around the world. This integration enhances Givergy’s ability to provide best-in-class customer service, eliminating any risk of delayed charity payment by removing Givergy as the aggregator as well as the need for manual reconciliation.

Rachael Kirkham, Head of Client Services, said: “Stripe is fundamentally changing the way we work with our charity partners. Anyone in the world can donate or participate in an auction at any point in time and the charity will receive their funds raised quicker and fully reconciled than ever before.”

Furthermore, Givergy’s COO, Jon Douglas added: “To put it simply, Stripe will revolutionise the efficiency with which we connect the consumer and charity. This integration was not only a necessary step in improving our business here in the UK, but is integral to our ambitions abroad. By having one payment platform for all territories we can continue to deliver outstanding results for all existing and future clients.”

Givergy is an award-winning fundraising technology company which offers a range of cutting edge platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online.

With offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Sydney, Givergy’s ambition and purpose will always remain: to help charities raise as much money as possible for their incredible causes by encouraging giving through technology. As a result, in 2016 Givergy has raised over £45 million in support of over 1,200 causes globally.

Givergy works with some of the most established names in charity in the UK, including Cancer Research UK, The NSPCC, Macmillan, the British Heart Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital, to name but a few. Internationally Givergy has worked with renowned causes such as Right to Play, Save the Children, UNICEF and the Human Rights Watch, benefitting the lives of countless men, women and children in some of the most impoverished countries across the globe.

Givergy’s market leading technology platforms currently include:

  • – gives the public the chance to win high-profile, money-can’t-buy items and experiences by taking part in online auctions. It also allows users to enter prize draws or purchase ‘buy it now’ items while making a real difference to the causes they are in aid of. This effective global online offering helps charities reach a wider audience, maximise global awareness and raise more for their fantastic causes.
  • Givergy Fundraising Events – a comprehensive suite of interactive silent auction and pledging technology for fundraising events of any size and nature. From large gala dinners to informal art exhibitions or golf days, the technology is designed to create an engaging and competitive giving environment. Givergy can also assist by providing exclusive auction items for any event from our transparent and ethically sourced lot collection.
  • GivGo – a dedicated corporate offering, is a brilliantly simple way for companies to collaborate with their own employees in order to raise money for charity and further their CSR initiatives. Simply put, GivGo gives employees the chance to take part in auctions and prize draws or to just donate directly to the charity via one of our custom mobile responsive fundraising websites using Givergy’s award-winning fundraising technology.