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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%…

Contactless, web or text – which service is best?

The digital fundraising world can seem overly confusing. When is contactless preferable 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 launch follows a trial in…

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 mantlepiece’. 

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 easydonate.org/NENG001)  The challenge Natural England needed to raise £12,000 for the restoration of Bergum Wood in Shropshire, but had a limited audience and wished to reach…

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 Knocks, a charity which works…

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 only does the GDPR come…

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, supporting flora and fauna in…

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 mobile giving platform. Please find…