Gardens, Libraries & Museums – University of Oxford

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Donation Stations for Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums

Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) house some of the world’s most significant collections.
They provide important places of scholarly enquiry and serve as the front door to the wealth of knowledge and research generated at Oxford, welcoming over 3 million visitors each year.

Comprising over 21 million objects, specimens and printed items, these cultural institutions constitute one of the largest and most important research repositories in the world.

GLAM required a new solution for fundraising, that allowed for a growing expectation and need to make digital payments. As visitors carry cash less, giving via card payments was an ideal method for capturing the donations Oxford’s famous museums and libraries regularly garner.

 

Interested in digital fundraising for your cultural venue?

Read more about digital devices for museums and galleries.

"Thank you for all your time and support - you've been an absolute pleasure to work with and the contactless donation terminals look fantastic. This really has the potential to change fundraising across GLAM."
Katherine Foley, GLAM, University of Oxford

Recent Case Studies

Considering digital donations for your next campaign?

Contact GWD to discuss – we are always happy to talk through your options.

Attract Loop

Part of the Donation Station’s key visual design features, the Attract Loop are screensavers purposefully designed to run on a loop. Created by GWD with your input, they use visuals or photography, plus an emotive call to action, to catch the donors interest and lead them towards donation through interactive storytelling.

Custom Branding

The entire Donation Station is open to branding, from external display to on-screen logos, photography and your brand look and feel.

Our design support service can adapt visuals and graphics to suit your brand.

Wifi or 4G/5G Data SIM

Where you need it, the Donation Station can be supplied with Data or Wifi connectivity.

If using the device in a remote location or at an event, it’s worth considering the signal strength available – GWD can support you to ensure there’s a smooth running operation on the day.

Encourages Promotion​

The opportunity to engage further with donors, and start a longer lasting relationship that converts to membership or legacy funding is here too.

We’ve designed the user journey to allow for interactive storytelling, to capture interest and guide the donor towards this goal.

Safe & Secure

All data is transmitted with full encryption, so you can be sure that all individual donor data is safely used, in accordance with GDPR regulations.

Specific Purpose Donation

Giving choice on where the donor wants their money to be spent empowers them further. The Donation Station asks this question and gives charities freedom to present their causes and activites as separate campaigns.

Gift Aid Up Sell

An integrated Gift Aid function on all Donation Stations helps boost fundraising a further 25%. This tax relief can be claimed from HRMC from any donor that supplies their contact details and makes a declaration, as a UK tax payer. The Donation Station is designed to encourage and secure this additional fundraising income easily, through simple reports that can be downloaded and submitted to HMRC as part of a Gift Aid claim.