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Tools for Nonprofits

Zeffy doubles down on free with the first zero-fee POS for nonprofits.

March 7, 2023

Meet Tap to Pay, the first—and only—free way for nonprofits in the US to accept in person donations, without any hardware or fees.

MONTREAL, QC, Canada, March 6, 2023 / PRNewswire

Zeffy, North America’s first and only 100% free fundraising platform for nonprofits just launched the first point-of-sale (POS) for nonprofits. Zeffy’s Tap to Pay is the first—and only—free POS system that allows nonprofits in the United States to accept payments in person.

If that sounds too good to be true, Thibaut Jaurou—Zeffy’s co-founder and CTO—says that the current payment processing systems weren’t made with nonprofits in mind so, they’ve never really worked for nonprofits. Zeffy was created to break the mold:

For too long, the technology offered to nonprofits was way behind that of other, for-profit industries. Zeffy was founded to reverse that paradigm.

Able to accept all payment types right from your iPhone—including all major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay—Zeffy was clearly trying to create the best POS solution for nonprofits. And, according to Daniel Stec, Y’all's President and Co-Founder, they succeeded.

As a new nonprofit caring for our community, every penny counts. Zeffy has been an incredible partner along our journey, and now, with Tap to Pay, gives us even more freedom to be creative in that care. Tap to Pay made it so easy for us to sling those hotdogs at our event and feed the queer community in Indianapolis while raising money for our organization. We loved connecting with each person in a more personal way.

Available only in the US (for now), Zeffy’s Tap to Pay can be used without a terminal and has absolutely no fees for the nonprofit. You read that right, like every service Zeffy offers, Tap to Pay is 100% free. And when they say free they mean it. Zeffy relies entirely on voluntary contributions from donors so nonprofits get to keep every single dollar donated to them.

Since day one, Zeffy has been working hard to get involved and support nonprofits while they work to make our world a better place. Developing Tap to Pay, the first donation POS system with a 0% fee, was a natural next step and the right thing to do. François de Kerret, co-founder and CEO says it best:

Zeffy’s here to empower nonprofits to raise more by charging 0% in fees. We  made this possible online—but nonprofits still had to purchase expensive devices and pay 3% or more in fees to accept in-person donations. Tap to Pay is a major innovation for nonprofits who want to eliminate fees and replace in-person cash and cheque donations.

To sum this all up: Zeffy is the first platform offering nonprofits a way to accept donations in person, without any hardware or fees. No clunky, flawed, cross-your-fingers-and-hope-it-works terminals needed, absolutely no hidden or surprise fees. Accepting a payment is now as simple as a tap on an iPhone.

About Zeffy (formerly Simplyk)

Zeffy is North America’s first and only 100% free fundraising platform for nonprofits. The company was founded by Thibaut Jaurou and François de Kerret, who, as university students, built the largest volunteering marketplace in Québec and have dedicated their careers to building tech that accelerates impact for nonprofits.

Zeffy empowers over 5,000 NPOs and charities across North America by offering the first zero-fee fundraising platform. Zeffy’s innovative revenue model is founded on voluntary contributions from donors via its intuitive interface. In less than three years, Zeffy has grown exponentially and in 2021, Capterra named Zeffy as the nonprofit software with the Best ease of use and Best value for money.