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 Poppyscotland 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 a virtual Easter trail
How Rennie Grove Hospice Care adapted fundraising with a virtual easter egg hunt to engage children and families at home.
RAF Museum’s digital additions to the RAF Cosford Air Show
The RAF Museum used Good Thyngs at the RAF Cosford Air Show. Eight QR codes around the airfield made up the free collectable trail.
CLIC Sargent Cashless Cancer Fundraiser 2020
CLIC Sargent have raised over £30,000 in cashless donations using Good Thyngs for a variety of fundraising events, Gala dinners, World Cancer Day, door drops and more.
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 Fundraising 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…
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22nd November 2022
Tree-mendous cashless Christmas fundraising
Digital fundraising allows you to reach supporters wherever they are this Christmas. Here are some creative fundraising ideas that you can do virtually, online, hybrid or in-person.
7th November 2022
Forever Hounds Trust pilots soft toy fundraiser
Using Good Thyngs, Forever Hounds Trust is piloting plush toys with digitally-enabled ear tags. The NFC stickers on the ear tags allow for instant donations to the charity.
27th October 2022
A charity collectable trail for any holiday!
If you’re looking for an extra festive activity to get your donors involved with your charity, why not consider a digital collectable trail? A Good Thyngs collectable trail gives you even more ways to engage your audience.