Digital Fundraising

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Whatever's Convenient

QR codes can be put in any place, not just where physical currency is accepted. Everyone has the chance to donate!

Why Use qR codes to donate?

In Canada, many charities typically do digital fundraising via text-to-donate or through an app. While these methods work, they aren’t the most optimal. There’s usually a start-up cost, a monthly fee, or an app behind it. GCS has a solution to these challenges.

Our innovative QR code “scan to donate” program takes you to a customized website for your charity where it’s super easy for people to donate. Once activated, the QR code can be used anywhere and everywhere without any cost. It could be rolled out to in-store video screens across a chain of stores instantly!

Scan the QR code in the picture; make a donation today!
No, seriously, scan the QR code in the picture to the left; you will see how easy it is to use (and while you are there, you can donate to a very worthy cause).

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it's the most flexible, cost effective method of Digital Fundraising

This program is unlike anything else on the market. By taking advantage of it, your charity will be able to boost fundraising towards its great cause.

While there are other forms of contactless fundraising, there really is no comparison. 

Our program:

  • Has no start up cost
  • Has no monthly fees
  • Does not require any hardware to be purchased
  • No hardware also means no downtime, no inventory to manage, no replacements needed
  • Does not require an app to be downloaded and installed
  • Has the flexibility to accept donations in any amount
  • Can support a unique QR code as needed for reporting, tracking, or fund allocation
    (no limit to the number of QR codes and no cost)
  • Can be rolled out as quickly as it takes to create the QR code(s)
  • The QR code can easily be added to your website, email signature, or a custom video conferencing background, ensuring that everyone you interact with will see it

No Fees

Unlike other methods of digital fundraising, our QR code program has no start-up costs, and no monthly fees.


Our QR code takes you to a website with three pre-defined amounts and the option for users to set their own.


It only takes users a few seconds to scan the code and get on the website to donate to your charity.

no app

There is no barrier to donating. All you need is your phone and everyone’s walking around with those!

Success Story

Durham Children's Aid Foundation

GCS has teamed up with Durham Children’s Aid Foundation to make digital fundraising simple and easy.

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Most recently, through yet another innovation – Scan to Donate was introduced through the use of enhanced QR code technology to address the need for a cashless method of raising funds. Using your own phone, a donor can make a contribution to DCAF in matter of seconds from any location.

It is truly a pleasure to work with such a caring, innovative and community minded business, GCS – always puts every client first and works diligently to meet the changing needs of today’s fund raising environment.

Dennis Ullman (Durham Children's Aid Foundation)

Frequently Asked Questions

QR codes are a no-cost addition to your fundraising toolkit. They can be an engaging, app-free way to collect vital funds and connect with your donors anywhere at any time – even when fundraisers can’t be there in person.

Whether you use them online or in the physical world, your QR codes and mobile friendly landing pages create opportunities to engage new and existing donors wherever you put them. No matter the circumstance

It’s easy to see the benefits of QR codes in the physical world. But did you know that you can also use them to fundraise online? You can use QR codes in email signatures, email campaigns, websites, social media and more.

Absolutely! We can create custom backgrounds for your entire team to use.  We can even create them for your supporters … the more people using them, the more donations you will get!

Click to see an example 

They can be used literally anywhere!  On your coin boxes, on tent cards, banners, signs, wall murals.  They can be added to tags on stuffed animals, they can be printed on the side of a box or a can.  Print them on t-shirts, aprons, buttons, or stickers. 

And of course, they can be placed on email signatures, on websites, and in social media.They also come with a unique url, so the QR code can also be clickable.

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we Want to work with you!

Give us a call or shoot us an email. GCS has worked with many charities like you to achieve fundraising success.