Special Olympics WA
$ 45 k
“…having the volunteers out there collecting with Yoinki Terminal was really powerful.” “Special Olympics Western Australia’s annual lunch at Perth’s Rambla on Swan was a roaring success. Raising a total of $140k, it was an increase of almost 110% on the previous year.
“We were incredibly happy with the result – especially given we raised $76k in 2018,” said Tanya Brown, the organiser of 3 of these now super successful lunches.
Tanya and the SOWA team’s fundraising strategy on the day was simple: conduct silent auctions, live auctions and sell raffle tickets. However, it was the pledges that really drove the total raised on the day, which came to $40k and was raised with the help of Yoinki.
SOWA utilised Yoinki Terminal to collect the donations, efficiently taking payments, sending tax receipts to the donors in real time, and building a database of 147 donor email addresses. The Yoinki app puts a payment terminal capable of taking EFTPOs payments onto every volunteer’s phone at no extra cost.
Aaron Henry, GM of communications at Special Olympics Australia loved the fact that all of the processing of donations and associated administration was completed through Yoinki. “Manually processing donations after one of our events has always been a time consuming and challenging process. Yoinki solved this problem for us. Our donors receive instant receipts and we’ve saved precious time in both our events and finance team.”
The event wasn’t without its challenges. A last-minute decision to collect raffle ticket purchases through Yoinki and taking the 9 volunteers through the application did cause a spike in anxiety amongst organisers. However they soon found out they’d have no trouble at all.
“We found it really easy to use…we changed our minds and decided to use Yoinki [for raffles sales] at the last minute, however once that was cleared up, the app itself was really easy to use.” There were some pre-event jitters too about working with a new provider, however the power of Yoinki Terminal squashed these quickly.
“We didn’t have the confidence initially to promote [Yoinki], however having the volunteers out there collecting with Yoinki Terminal was really powerful.”
When asked if Tanya would work with Yoinki again, her answer was a resounding: “Yes!”
We can’t wait to come back in 2020!