Laconia, NH – November 17, 2022 – Bank of New Hampshire (BNH) has launched Givio, a Charitable Banking™ platform that enables BNH customers to donate to all their favorite charities, schools and religious organizations, directly from their secure and convenient BNH online banking. A banking industry first, Givio enables BNH customers to easily track all their charitable donations in one easy, secure place – a true time saver at tax time. Additionally, Givio enables BNH to launch its own fundraising campaigns that they can share and promote to their customers and the community.
Givio is safe and simple to use. BNH customers can search for and easily find their favorite nonprofit organizations, or they can explore various cause categories like Animals, Disaster Relief, Education, Health and more to discover nonprofits to which they may want to donate. Customers can also bookmark their favorite organizations for easy access to give quickly, anytime inspiration strikes.
“Giving back is at the cornerstone of our mission here at Bank of New Hampshire,” said Tiffany Baert, Vice President – Marketing Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. “We’re excited about the opportunity to connect our customers to that mission by giving them the ability to donate to the causes that they are passionate about directly through their online banking with Givio.”
Givio launched on November 1 and is available to BNH retail customers now. Customers will see a new link in their online banking portal that says ‘Marketplace’, under which they’ll find the ‘Donate to Charity’ link. The program comes just in time for Giving Tuesday, the annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world through generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 and this year takes place on Tuesday, November 29. Giving Tuesday is the biggest giving day of the year.
This year, on Giving Tuesday and throughout the rest of the year, Bank of New Hampshire will match all donations BNH customers make through Givio, up to $1,000 per customer, up to a combined total of $20,000.
“Giving is a deeply personal experience, and Givio is committed to providing better experiences that respect donors as people, not as data commodities,” said Gary Carr, Co-founder, and CEO of Givio. “We want to remove as many barriers to charitable giving as possible to encourage more giving … not just because the nonprofit industry needs more donors, but also because it is important to our health and happiness as human beings and to the communities in which we live,” Carr said.
“People love to donate to causes that are near and dear to their hearts,” said Givio Chief Marketing Officer, Cindy McLaughlin. “Most people donate to several nonprofits, multiple times, every year. But this requires people to visit multiple websites, fill out long registration forms, remember passwords and use different payment methods. It’s gotten very complicated. Tracking all those donations is even harder. And then there’s the issue of spam and junk mail. Together, BNH and Givio are giving donors a better experience. From ensuring a nonprofit is in good standing with the IRS, to making the process convenient, secure – and if the donor wants — private, Givio makes charitable giving a truly rewarding experience,” she said.
Only IRS approved 501c3 organizations are available in the Givio database. As an added benefit, BNH can expand its own community impact efforts by not only allowing customers to easily donate to all their favorite causes, but by being able to launch and promote matching gift campaigns to customers, driving campaign participation.
For more information on the BNH Givio program, contact Eric Carter, Senior Vice President – Digital Solutions & Innovation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bank of New Hampshire
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities, and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit www.BankNH.com.
Givio Inc., is a giver-centric charitable giving technology company on a mission to make giving and fundraising pain-free, intuitive, and more impactful. Through its Charitable Banking™ solution and the Givio mobile app, Givio simplifies outdated and complex charitable giving solutions, removing the barriers to giving to and fundraising for any of the nation’s 1.6M nonprofits. Givio features tap & give payment options; the ability bookmark favorite causes, track and download giving history; and fast, in-app fundraising campaign creation and sharing across any communications or social media platform. Financial institutions, individuals, businesses, and nonprofits alike can use Givio to support the causes they care about in their communities and around the world. To learn more about Givio, go to https://giv.io