With the recent problems with cash I would like to push for more signage and types of ways to make digital donations.
I realize we will probably never get rid of cash, but given the extra energy it takes, pushing people towards digital would be good.
I also suspect people will donate more. I have actually avoided buying stuff from the vending fridge for lack of change, and I guess I am QR inept.
My thinking is:
- Get a Venmo account
- Get a sign hanging up high that is headed with “Donate” and then has the various digital options:
Online link (Preferably on a non-wikipage)
The reason to have it be somewhat more permanent/visible/difficult to change is I am worried of people creating alias venmo/paypal accounts and posting those.
Digital can also be more transparent. We can all keep an eye on the rate of donations and act if there are any dips, plus work towards increasing the numbers.
I suppose cash will never truly go away for various reasons, and that is fine, I just think we aught to minimize it and discourage its use…