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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

Text YEMEN to 70970 to give £5 or text YEMEN to 70191 to give £10

Give to Yemen appeal, conveniently and securely, by text To give £5 text YEMEN to 70970 To give £10 text YEMEN to 70191 [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… 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

How Barclaycard helped the National Funding Scheme adapt to modern consumer payment habits.

View the National Funding Scheme Barclaycard case study (PDF 3MB)

DONATE™ launches silent auction service

DONATE™’s free silent auction platform enables charities to place any number of lot items into an auction, set individual reserves, bid increments and run auctions without any set-up costs. Guests can bid using either their mobile phone or tablets provided at the fundraising event. “Adding a silent auction platform to… read more

National Funding Scheme – 6 mobile fundraising tips

DONATE went into beta trial as the UK’s mobile charity giving platform in 2013 and moved to live in the late summer of 2015. This blog post covers lessons learnt across this period and which are pertinent to those seeking individual donations through mobile giving. 1. Make it personal Getting… read more