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The Spotlight – How small charities are creating an huge impact

Size doesn’t matter when using digital fundraising. Our collection of spotlights demonstrate how causes of all sizes effectively use DONATE™ to raise vital funds. Our smaller partners drive digital donations through the platform using unique ideas and attention grabbing methods. Winter 2021 12 Lights of Christmas Spring 2021 Spotlight Spring. How small charities are creating…

Text Raffle Changes

Earlier this year further automation to the text raffle set-up process was introduced. In order for DONATE™ to offer the text raffle service we have to comply with regulations and guidelines designed to protect both the raffle organising partner and raffle participants. Here’s what has changed. Lottery licence information regarding the raffle is now mandatory….

Ideas for PTA fundraising this Spring and Easter

Planning innovative fundraisers when coming out of the cold winter months will lift spirits and support the whole school community. Here are some ideas which make the most of the DONATE™ services already available to registered partners. Digital fundraising is easy, reduces the administration associated with offline events and boosts the fun factor around giving….

12 Lights of Christmas

Twelve ways DONATE™ partners have been fundraising. From festive campaigns to general contactless donations. Our partners campaigns have been successful and delivered vital funds to good causes this year. Here is a countdown to how they have done it…. Twelve community collectives drumming Rotary Clubs, Round Tables and Lions run invaluable fundraising for and in…

Auctions and How to Plan Them

Auctions are an incredibly effective way to raise funds and bring in new donors to your charity. However, during the pandemic, with lockdowns and social distancing restricting public events, real-life auctions were not able to go ahead. As with so many other aspects of our lives, the Covid restrictions have forced charities to re-think how…

Virtual giving programme

Over the last few years charities have found new ways to encourage donations using digital channels. During the Pandemic, 83% of small charities had to rethink their fundraising activities and over half found digital fundraising to be a new and important channel for their organisation. Fundraising has dramatically changed with the development of virtual fundraising…

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…

Spotlight Spring. How small charities are creating a huge impact

Spotlight Infographic_Spring ’21 pdf . In this edition of Spotlight we review the spring Fundraising we have seen across DONATE™ by our smaller charity partners. Featuring Animal conservation, essential and personal fundraising campaigns.

Hybrid Fundraising into the New Year

Last year many charities found new ways to encourage donations. 83%* small charities had to rethink their fundraising activities and over half found digital fundraising to be a new and important channel for their organisation. There’s no denying that fundraising has dramatically changed in the past year and many of the new channels will continue…

Winter Spotlight – Christmas Special. How small charities are creating a huge impact

Spotlight Infographic_Winter 2020. In this edition of Spotlight we are shining a light on the Festive Fundraising we have seen across DONATE™ by our smaller charity partners. Featuring Schools and PTAs running bumper Raffles, presents for patients and Christmas dinners for doggies.