Tipping Point Community used the Montreal-based company’s RFID solutions to facilitate fundraising at its annual gala
August 22 2018 – Montreal, Quebec – Montreal-based RFID provider, Connect&GO, deployed innovative digital solutions to help San Francisco’s Tipping Point Community raise a record amount at its gala event held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium earlier this year. The annual event is intended to raise funds in support of Tipping Point Community’s fight against poverty in the Bay Area. By incorporating RFID technology at this year’s event, the organization raised more than $14M in just 14 minutes.
A frictionless donating experience
Each of the 1,000 high-profile guests was given an RFID wristband they could scan to make pledges for donations. During the live auction, guests simply raised their hands to have a volunteer visit their table with a handheld scanner. After selecting the amount, the guest scanned their wristband to make an instant pledge to donate. Each time a guest made a donation by scanning their wristband, their name instantly appeared on a giant screen at the front of the large dining room.
Respected names within the arts and business worlds were present for the annual gala event, including: Kirsten Green (one of Forbes’ Top 100 Influential women), Evan Williams, Co-Founder of Twitter, Mark Pincus, Founder of Zynga, and Jimmy Garoppolo, the new quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
“We are thrilled to see our technology being used for remarkable organizations such as Tipping Point, but also for foundations that are closer to home, like Montreal’s Science Center,” said Dominic Gagnon, Co-Founder of Connect&GO.
In the coming months, Connect&GO aims to help foundations raise $100M for charitable causes. The company also intends to build upon its international growth with major projects signed with clients around the world.
Connect&GO is a global leader in RFID solutions for the leisure, sports and entertainment industries. With technologies developed to support consumer behavior, Connect&GO provides clients with the visibility and management tools they need. With over 5 million activated RFID tags and more than 500 events deployed, the Connect&GO team travels the world turning creative ideas into fully connected, frictionless experiences.
For more information about Connect&GO, visit: www.connectngo.com
About Tipping Point Community
Tipping Point fights poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area for the 1.3 million people too poor to meet their basic needs. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million to educate, employ, house and support those in need in the Bay Area. Last year alone, Tipping Point helped put 23,000 people on a path out of poverty.
For more information visit about Tipping Point, visit: https://tippingpoint.org/
For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Dominic Gagnon (CMO)