Innovation made possible for charities of all sizes
In 2002 our founder Neil Garner began designing a way for charities to thrive in a ‘less-cash’ society. Using his knowledge and experience in proximity marketing and payments he designed a platform that charities could use without specialist tech skills. He launched Thyngs to deliver this solution to charities and expand proximity mobile services into other industries such as hospitality and retail.
In 2020 that platform became a lifeline for charities. With traditional fundraising channels cut-off, charities turned to cashless solutions. Good Thyngs launched with a dedicated team helping charities like Macmillan, Dorothy House, and Poppy Scotland fundraise in innovative new ways.
How ordinary things become contactless charity boxes
We embed smartphone technology like QR and NFC into physical objects like mascots, medals, leaflets, wristbands, and more. This transforms objects into instant contactless charity boxes or digital touch points.
Fundraising managers and marketers in small to large charities use Good Thyngs to create, manage and measure all of their digital experiences.
You don’t need any bespoke technology or digital skills because we’ve removed the technological barriers for you.
Decades of experience & a team you can trust
We work with a large network of payments providers, charity professionals, marketing experts, and technology providers around the world to deliver an exceptional end-to-end service.
Charities using digital fundraising tools in exciting ways
Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter’s Virtual Pet Show
How Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter took their pet show online during the pandemic using Good Thyngs.
Poppyscotland’s charity donation boxes engage thousands of supporters
How Poppyscotland engaged thousands of supporters with QR and NFC-enabled charity donation boxes.
Hospice charity takes fundraising to the next level with virtual trails
How Rennie Grove Hospice Care adapted fundraising with a virtual easter egg hunt to engage children and families at home.
The 13 Bridges Challenge incorporates hybrid fundraising to prepare for anything
SSAFA created a hybrid fundraising experience that was accessible at the event or at home. The 13 bridge walk included a collectable trail, selfie filter, and an opportunity to donate.
Macmillan’s 2019 Coffee Morning trials cashless fundraising
Find out how Macmillan Cancer Support transformed Coffee Morning packs for hosts to collect cashless donations and share their story…
DKMS First Virtual Gala in 2020
UK and US DKMS charities joined forces for their first ever Virtual Fundraising Gala using Good Thyngs.
Armed Forces Charity Gets Digital Fundraising Makeover
How a creative collaboration between Good Thyngs and research and UX agency Foolproof introduced new fundraising ideas for SSAFA…
Dorothy House Hospice Engages Donors in Lockdown
Dorothy House Hospice engages donors during lockdown with a 10k virtual trail to collect characters and earn points.
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11th October 2021
Halloween Fundraising in 2021 – a Monster Halloween Trail with digital tricks and treats to discover
Dorothy House Hospice is taking Halloween fundraising to the next level with another holiday adventure, this time with a spooky collectable trail.
11th October 2021
How to take part in the Monster Halloween QR Hunt for Dorothy House 23-31 Octoberrrr 2021
This October, Dorothy House is delighted to bring a monster hunt like no other. Grab your phone and track down all 10 mischievous monsters.
10th September 2021
How to raise cashless donations at your Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021
There are more ways than ever for you to collect World’s Biggest Coffee Morning donations this year. Here’s how easy it is to set up a Macmillan fundraising page.