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Charity Jobs this August – Keep on innovating

Lockdown has meant that many charities have been forced to update fundraising plans and consistently keep developing new ideas.  Many charities that had been looking at a funding deficit were recently delighted by the news that the London Marathon is to take place at home, joining the huge numbers of events that have ‘gone virtual’…

Record text giving campaign raises over £290k

Since lockdown in March fundraising methods have had to adapt. A recent survey by DONATE™ has shown that half of respondents see text giving as a new and powerful fundraising channel with live events having been culled. Text giving provides an easy way to raise money, can be turned into a regular monthly donation and…

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…

The DONATE Summer Staycation Guide 2020

For all those staycationers we have the perfect guide of family-friendly locations for you. Read the DONATE Summer Guide 2020   

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…

Summer Spotlight – Virtual Music Festivals, Borderlands Treasure and a local school

In this edition of Spotlight we are featuring a virtual music festival that used DONATE to raise funds, a national borderlands treasure that had a fundraising campaign to ensure survival, and a local school that made PPE for local healthcare workers. Visit the PDF link for more; Summer Spotlight

Charity Jobs this June – Think Creatively

June is traditionally the time of the summer season. Whilst much of these activities are curtailed by the countdown have you thought of running virtual equivalents?   What about a virtual Ascot (best looking hat) or virtual Wimbledon (most perfect home-grown strawberries) with an entry by text of £1?  Alternatively, Ascot is running this week…

Charity Jobs this May

Up and down the country, charities are seeing a surge in donations with generosity in abundance in the current climate. This typically generous response by the British public acknowledges the pressure charities are under and the efforts they are making to fundraise.  As we spend more and more time in the natural environment, why not…

Spring Spotlight – Food Banks, Dog Rescue and The Big Night In

In this edition of Spotlight we are featuring a successful campaign from a dog rescue charity, a foodbank that has raised £9,000 to support the community, and a local football club that used social media to its full potential.   Visit the PDF link for more; Spring Spotlight 

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…

Brits Show Generosity in Times of Crisis

  Donations to charities increases by 600% even as financial uncertainty grips the nation New data from The National Funding Scheme, a registered charity that provides online, text and contactless donation platforms to other charities, shows that whilst we may be struggling with the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, we are being increasingly…