#320: Charitable feedback

Charities are now big business, like it or not. One in particular, that is supposed to be caring for children, spends a fortune, I happen to know, on company BMWs for its ‘Executives’.

Even the most prudent, well-managed charities. however, have to think up ways to help support their causes by encouraging donations of cold, hard cash.

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Have you seen one of those spherical collection devices that take in a coin which then rolls down a curved internal surface in a very graceful trajectory? -thus encouraging people to donate again, just to experience the dynamics. On a similar vein, today’s invention is a voicebox for collecting boxes.

When coins are inserted, the system would issue a Thank You message, voiced by eg the celebrity patron of the charity in question. The greater the amount given, the more effusive the message would be. There could even be a credit card based system, which would encourage people to type in the amount of their donation, show a short film of ongoing projects and give a personalised message of appreciation (based on the name on the card).

Donors’ names might even be listed scrolling across a screen on the machine.

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