Geld is collected anytime and anywhere. In the churches, the congregation has always passed the bell bag around, on high holidays there is always a larger collection. In associations, members pay an obolus to a joint fund in order to later finance celebrations and weekend trips. At work, someone often walks through the office with a printed list of employees including a transparent cover and collects money in order to be able to give a colleague something for a birthday, company anniversary or farewell. In the event of humanitarian disasters, aid organizations quickly set up donation accounts, and individuals or groups start donation campaigns around the clock via Facebook. There is some type of collecting for every occasion.
One of the most convenient ways to collect money for a special purpose is offered by the American payment service provider PayPal with its MoneyPool service. The service works without cash, bank account and frills, like this: a person sets up a pool to collect money, for example for a gift or a celebration or donations to support disaster victims, gives it a name and indicates how long the campaign will last should run. The amount of the targeted amount can also be determined.