Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Square app for donating to Romney

The Romney Square card reader
I ran into my friend Justin Hart earlier today, who is part of the Romney campaign's Digital Team. He told me about a new grassroots fundraising program that they are launching using the Square card readers for smartphones.

If you haven't seen this before, Square is an app that lets any smartphone accept credit card payments. You just plug the tiny device (it's about 1" square) into the headphone jack on your phone, download the app, and you're ready to go. Lots of small businesses are using them and Square is starting to be used by campaigns and charities now too.

The Romney campaign has a special app and are giving away the card reader devices free to anyone who signs up at Justin was nice enough to chat with me on video about the Romney Square app and share how it works:

YouTube | New Square app for donating to the Romney campaign!

The Romney Digital Team will be passing out the Square card readers to Convention delegates and guests, so if you're here in Tampa, make sure to pick one up. This is a wonderful tool for grassroots fundraising, and as you can see in the video, using the app to make donations is very quick and easy.

If you're not in Tampa, just sign up at and they'll send you a card reader for free. Besides helping elect a new President and make Obama a full-time golfer, you can download the regular Square app and use the card reader for your own business or personal use.

You can follow Justin on Twitter at @Justin_Hart.

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