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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…

Networking from home – how to best handle the pandemic as a furloughed fundraiser

Working from home for the last year has left over half of furloughed employees feeling an impact on their mental health. According to Westfield Health, 61% said financial concerns were the cause of this impact. The desire to network, to meet colleagues again and to feel connected to work are very real issues for those…

Five ideas for PTA fundraisers this February

Parent Teacher Associations (PTA’s) up and down the country are fundraising to support their schools through these difficult times, however for many it’s becoming more difficult to come up with new and innovative ideas to keep fundraising going.  Whether it’s an online concert or a virtual bake-off, here’s our top ideas to keep fundraising going,…

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…

Top Ten Fundraising Campaigns of the Year

There have been some truly inspirational fundraising campaigns this year from Captain Tom Moore to the Ruth Strauss Foundation raising £289,000 through text giving in the summer with ‘Red for Ruth’. Here are our top ten fundraising highlights of the year: London Marathon Innovation knew no bounds with this year’s London Marathon, as 36,000 runners…

Protecting our zoos during Covid-19

The impact of lockdown on charities has been well documented, with many launching appeals to make up for the shortfall. Spare a thought though for zoos; many of which operate under a charitable trust. At their heart, zoos support animal conservation and biodiversity but the two Lockdowns have had devastating effects on visitor numbers and…

Giving Tuesday – Text giving top tips from DONATE

Text giving can really give a fundraising campaign legs when used to its potential, like with The Ruth Strauss Foundation’s Red For Ruth campaign, which raised £289,523 through text giving alone in July.  Looking to do the same? Here’s our top tips of how to make the most out of text giving to maximise income…

How to understand digital giving platforms and prices

Since lockdown many charities have been looking for ways to fundraise using digital platforms as well as text giving. However for many it’s not the norm and the process of finding a partner can be lengthy and complicated. The key consideration is return on investment. There are a number of factors to weigh up, so…

Eight festive fundraising ideas to make planning easy this Christmas

Despite long-term fundraising plans being altered due to the pandemic, Christmas events are still the largest fundraising drive for many charities. Although it’s unlikely we will be able to host many traditional fundraising events this year, the sector can look forward and begin to make virtual and physical plans that can be altered if needed….

September Charity Jobs – Think Virtual Christmas Events

Overall, digital fundraising is on the rise, with our recent survey revealing that 85% of charities surveyed believe that digital fundraising is set to grow faster than trend. As Christmas approaches, traditionally the strongest period of giving in the Christian calendar, it is more important than ever that charities understand the digital fundraising options available…

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…