SMS TEXT GIVING
Giving by SMS text is the easiest of all. You identify a relevant keyword and we do the rest. Once registered with DONATE™ you can be collecting by text within 2 hours.
"DONATE’S services and professionalism ensured the smooth running of the fundraising aspect of our event and contributed to the success of the evening. I would highly recommend them!" Caroline Richardson, Senior Fundraising Manager
With DONATE™ your guests can give through their phone. No more pledge cards, chasing guests for their donations or deciphering hand-written contact details. Our unique platform enables guests to give without any upper limit and adds Gift Aid. DONATE™ can also be used to pay for auction goods. There is no charge for use of these services beyond our standard transaction fees.
"DONATE has really boosted fundraising at our events. At our Gala Dinner this year we raised 4 times what we expected from one off donations, beating our event last year too. DONATE takes care of all payments at the event and collects the Gift Aid – it really is a win win!" Sir Bobby Charlton, Founder of Find A Better Way
DONATE’s™ charity text raffle service does away with paper and cash. Guests purchase £5 and £10 raffle tickets via SMS text. Your event host then calls (or texts) the winner on their mobile. There is no charge for use of this service beyond our standard transaction fees. For more information see our text raffle FAQs here.
"The text raffle is so simple and efficient. Everyone took out their mobile and texted one word to a number and that was it! But what really made it fun and dramatic is when the draw was made and the phone call was made to what was a quiet room and somewhere in the room the lucky winner's phone rang. It was one of the highlights of the evening." Jonathan Levy, guest, Gherkin fundraiser for Bishopsland and FloatArt
Got a special donated prize to give away? Why not auction it online using DONATE’s™ auction platform? Upload your lot images and descriptions, reserve prices and bid increments. Guests can bid through their phones or iPads once you publish the DONATE™ code to your supporters. Payment (and any associated Gift Aid) is made through the DONATE™ platform. There is no charge for use of this service beyond our standard transaction fees.
Are you running a silent auction at your event? DONATE’s™ fully integrated silent auction platform holds lot images and descriptions, reserve prices and bid increments. Guests can bid through their phones or iPads. Bidding can be set to start before, and continue after, the fundraising event. Payment (and any associated Gift Aid) is made through the DONATE™ platform. There is no charge for use of this service beyond our standard transaction fees.
"DONATE's silent auction product allowed us to auction off a range of artwork at our fundraiser. Guests had their mobile phones out, bidding on items throughout the evening and over half of the proceeds came from the silent auction. For us, the great thing about DONATE was that it is a charity itself and there were no up-front charges unlike commercial platforms we looked at." Anand Saggar, co-founder, FloatArt London
DONATE™ Platinum is a set of extra services to maximise fundraising before, during and after your event. DONATE Platinum provides you with the complete fundraising service:
- Pre-event planning meeting
- Senior Account manager
- Cash handling service
Reduced rates for:
- Trained fundraising hosts
- iPad hire
- Post event consultancy meeting