6 Reasons for Nonprofits to Use Square

SARAH DAXTON | September 11, 2017

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The Square app for smartphones and tablets has revolutionized mobile donations and the check-out lane. Accepting donations and payments is now easier than ever, thanks to the mobile technology of Square, a profitable tech tool for any nonprofit or small business. Small businesses, like coffee shops and farmers markets, use the Square reader for processing purchases instead of relying on bulky cash registers, often too expensive to purchase and/or transport.

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