How Colleges are Going Cashless

Alpha Epsilon Phi at Boston University went cashless at their latest fundraiser, Phi Carnival, to raise money for Sharsheret and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. 

Our cashless society is most apparent on college campuses. With dining dollars, Uber and Venmo, college student have little reason to carry cash with them at all. This poses a problem to organizations, like Alpha Epsilon Phi at Boston University, who are often forced to let cashless students into philanthropy events for free because they have no means of payment. The solution? DipJar!

DipJar not only ensured that every student payed the entrance fee at their latest event, but the speed of the device made for much shorter lines as well. Alpha Epsilon Phi also took advantage of the event’s carnival theme and turned their fundraising into a contest! They used DipJar to turn additional donations into “payment” to play the various carnival games. This fun and cashless approach raised money for their two philanthropies, Sharsheret and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.