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Digital Gift Aid

Collecting Gift Aid through DONATE™ Gift Aid is a vital source of revenue for all charities in both its traditional and digital forms. In 2020, 31% of all digital transactions given through DONATE™ attracted Gift Aid generating significant additional income for our charitable partners. However, the rules and processes around Gift Aid can be confusing…

5 Steps to a Great Text Giving Campaign for your Charity

The average person in the UK spends more than 24 hours a week online (that’s one whole day every week). In April 2020 this increased by 37 minutes more each day per online adult compared with January 2020 [i] Text Giving for Charities Text giving allows charities to accept donations and donors to make donations…

How To Incorporate Contactless Giving Into Your Venue

With attractions and tourist destinations reopening their doors to visitors this month, introducing contactless giving is a great way for many to recoup income in an easy and cash free way. DONATE™’s easy to use contactless giving provides an efficient  way of encouraging donations throughout your venue. These can be monitored through the DONATE™ portal…

Covid19 – Emergency fundraising for foodbanks

Are you a foodbank? Do you need to urgently raise donations and funds for your foodbank? Join the many other foodbanks using DONATE and raise text and web donations from the public. To join DONATE click here: To see what other foodbanks are doing see: St Paul’s Foodbank, Hounslow S6, Sheffield Bridgewater Foodbank

Kids For Quids…proving the power of text donations

In November 2019, we teamed up with The Sun on Sunday to help them with their Kids for Quids Christmas fundraiser, utilising our text giving service to fundraise for gifts for children in hospital at Christmas. The paper’s own research found that as a nation we lose around £20m in loose change a year so…

How charities can maximise fundraising when an emergency hits

When disaster strikes we all look at the ways in which we can respond, whether it’s by fundraising or volunteering. But how can charities ensure they make the most of the media attention to garner support? Once the national and/or international media kicks in highlighting a natural disaster or emergency, there is a window of…

Why it’s vital to think digital for fundraising this #charitytuesday

We recently teamed up with Giving Tuesday to present a webinar on how charities can utilise digital channels to fundraise since we generally carry a lot less cash than we used to. When we commissioned YouGov[1] to look at how much cash the nation holds on them, we found that 70% of us hold less…

Contactless comes of age – Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm On Its Way to Cashless and Contactless The UK is on its way to becoming a cashless (or nearly cashless) society. A report by UKFinance[i], published earlier this year, pointed out that while cash accounted for 60% of payments in 2008, this percentage has now fallen significantly. Last year, only 28% of…

Text Giving is now available to small and medium sized charities

 5 Steps to Organizing a Great Text Giving Campaign for your Charity Did you know that: The average person in the UK spends more than 24 hours a week online (that’s one whole day every week).[i] and 24% of all online donations to charities in 2018 were made using a mobile device.[ii] and People in…

UK emergency appeal to support Notre Dame, Paris rebuild fund

[16th April 2019, London, UK] The devastating fire that destroyed so much of Notre Dame, Paris during 15th April will be rebuilt through an international effort. The UK is delighted to play its part in supporting the effort to raise funds and rebuild this iconic cathedral. The National Funding Scheme (registered charity 1149800 in England…

JustTextGiving closure in March 2019

With JustTextGiving closing in March next year, DONATE is stepping up to help all UK charitable organisations by ensuring their text-donation service is available immediately to any charity looking for a charity text service. With no joining, monthly or ongoing fees, DONATE’s service (from charity National Donation Scheme) is the only text platform designed for…

Research shows DONATE™ is 5x more effective than cash giving

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) held its first ever stand-up comedy night in June 2018 in aid of its transformative work with young people nationwide. Of the 370 people at the event, £103 was raised from cash donations and £515 from contactless giving. Not only was 5 times more raised through contactless but an additional 27%…