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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…

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…

Charities receiving increased donations during pandemic as generosity rises

The lockdown has meant that charitable events and fundraisers have had to be cancelled, leaving many charities looking at a large loss in income. However, as a result of the situation and public awareness, the public has been more generous than ever by supporting causes both close to their heart and those that have appealed…

The 2.6 Challenge: the Ruth Strauss Foundation raises £1,200 through DONATE text giving

The 2.6 Challenge is a brilliant initiative from the people behind the Virgin Money London Marathon, it gives those charities who would ordinarily raise money via the Marathon a set of tools to use that doesn’t require physically being together. But for charities who don’t normally use challenges, such as races or walks as a…

How Religious Giving Can Be Observed During Lockdown

Many faiths see charitable giving as a religious obligation to do what is just and give to those who are in need. Judaism, Islam and Christianity see particular events such as Passover, Ramadan and Christmas as opportunities to support those less fortunate and help those who need it most. These calendar events are opportunities to…

Charity Jobs to do this April

This April truly is like no other. With all of us changing fundraising plans to adapt to the current climate, we look to this month and to spring for inspiration; the perfect time for an admin spring clean. So, this month why not use the time we have spare to have a tidy up of…