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Contactless, web or text – which service is best?

The digital fundraising world can seem overly confusing. When is contactless prefereable to web donations and what limits are there on text giving? Download our handy infographic to understand which of DONATE’s fundraising services is most appropriate for you.    

Launch of “tap+ DONATE™” contactless charity boxes

DONATE™ confirms 23rd October 2017 for first availability of tap+DONATE™ contactless boxes Reaching new donors in new ways DONATE™, the UK’s mobile donation charity, has announced the UK launch of charity contactless boxes on 23rd October with the Royal Association for Deaf people being one of the initial partners. The… read more

DONATE™ voted Most Flexible Digital System of the Year (2017)

We were delighted to have been voted the Most Flexible Digital System of the Year. This prestigious Paperless Award celebrates  digital transformation and was presented to us by Ed Byrne on 6th July in front of over 500 guests in Kensington, London. The award takes pride of place on our ‘virtual… read more

DONATE™ delivers local community impact

Natural England worked with DONATE™ from 20th Feb to 29th May 2017 to raise funds for the restoration of Bergum Wood next to the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, Shropshire (see  The challenge Natural England needed to raise £12,000 for the restoration of Bergum Wood in Shropshire, but had a limited… read more

DONATE™ launches tap+ DONATE™ boxes to revolutionise instant giving

DONATE™ provides contactless giving at European Rugby matches with the support of School of Hard Knocks and Heineken® DONATE™, the UK’s mobile donation charity, is providing tap+ DONATE™ boxes at the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals of the 2017 European Rugby Championships to encourage crowd giving to School of Hard… read more

The Data Protection Act is dead…

…well, perhaps not quite but it’s dying due to the arrival of General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short). The GDPR is an EU regulation meaning that no-ifs, no-buts all organisations need to be compliant by its inception on 25th May 2018. Brexit is no help either – not… read more

DONATE™ supports Natural England

As Spring approaches Natural England is working with DONATE™, the UK’s national fundraising service, to launched two fundraising campaigns for the public to get behind. Restoring Bergum Wood next to the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve (NNR), Shropshire Bergum Wood is to be restored in to a beautiful upland oak woodland,… read more

DONATE™ supports DEC’s Yemen appeal with text give channels

Give to Yemen appeal, conveniently and securely, by text [28 February 2017, London, UK]  Yemen continues to be in crisis. Malnutrition is still widespread and water scarce. Almost 19 million people in Yemen – 70% of the population – are now in need of humanitarian assistance, including 10 million people… read more

DONATE™ adds recurring donation functionality

DONATE™ the UK’s mobile-first donation platform, today announces a relaunched product. Key to the relaunch is a facility to turn donor donations into monthly recurring donations – be that through text or mobile-web. Other major developments include an improved donation flow enabling donors to give as guests, text-registration for auction… read more

DONATE™ exceeds £500,000 raised for charity

Today DONATE™ announces that it has raised over £500,000 for good causes through its unique mobile giving facility. With charges from 2.5%, we are one of the lowest cost routes for charities to fundraise and with all of us carrying less cash day to day, DONATE™ is becoming the national… read more