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Autumn Spotlight – Virtual conferences, musical marathons and religious giving

Spotlight Infographic_Autumn 2020 In this edition of Spotlight we are shining a light on a community food share CIC that used DONATE text codes on leaflets, a virtual trade conference, and a church that has been receiving donations via text during their Sunday services.

Eight festive fundraising ideas to make planning easy this Christmas

Despite long-term fundraising plans being altered due to the pandemic, Christmas events are still the largest fundraising drive for many charities. Although it’s unlikely we will be able to host many traditional fundraising events this year, the sector can look forward and begin to make virtual and physical plans that can be altered if needed….

Our Top Ten Charity Podcasts

As a digital fundraising platform we love podcasts that help charities become more digital. Podcasts are hugely popular and a great space to open up discussions across a number of fundraising topics, from workplace volunteering to diversity in charities.  The past few months has seen many charities and charitable organisations look at new ways to…

Charity Jobs this July – A focus on fundraising in Churches

As lockdown begins to lift and churches reopen their doors to their loyal congregations, many parishes are looking for safe ways to fundraise to make up for lost income during Lockdown.   SMS text fundraising is a great place to start as donors can quickly and easily make donations to their local church through their…

Best Charity Webinars

As a charity whose purpose is to encourage and promote digital fundraising we believe that webinars are not only a great way to explain a charity’s core purpose but also of unlocking new audiences. With live events curtailed, never has the charity sector been more reliant on recommendation and word of mouth, making webinars the…

Fundraising ideas for the Bank Holiday weekend

With all of us changing fundraising plans to adapt to the current climate, we look to the Bank Holiday for fundraising inspiration. Here’s fifteen fundraising ideas for the Bank Holiday weekend: 1. Host an online coffee morning – Get everyone together with an online coffee morning to have a chat. Participants donate the cost of…

Charity Jobs to do this April

This April truly is like no other. With all of us changing fundraising plans to adapt to the current climate, we look to this month and to spring for inspiration; the perfect time for an admin spring clean. So, this month why not use the time we have spare to have a tidy up of…

How to keep calm and carry on fundraising despite these extraordinary times

The lockdown has meant that many charities are suffering from lower income through reduced casual donations, fundraising events and traditional face-to-face collection methods due to the following of government guidelines. We know it’s a stressful time for smaller and community based charities which is why we’ve been thinking about ways to keep both motivation and cash…

Top tips to keep your kids entertained during lockdown

Running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained during lockdown – and now the Easter holidays too?!  If you’re involved with your school’s PTA then maybe you could suggest some ideas for parents to keep children busy and some may also double up as fundraisers; DONATE, the UK’s charity fundraising platform provides easy routes…

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 a crowd to give is…