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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…

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 the population – are now…

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…

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 the existing platform provides charitable…

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…