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Taking a look at Natural England this Earth Day

This year, Earth Day is marking 50 years of environmental action and education. Celebrated every year on April 22nd, Earth Day began as a way to give a voice to individuals and to hold those in power accountable for their actions. This year, the theme for Earth Day is climate action, but the options available…

How to keep calm and carry on fundraising despite these extraordinary times

The lockdown has meant that many charities are suffering from lower income through reduced casual donations, fundraising events and traditional face-to-face collection methods due to the following of government guidelines. We know it’s a stressful time for smaller and community based charities which is why we’ve been thinking about ways to keep both motivation and cash…

Charities rising to the digital challenge due to Coronavirus

Charities up and down the country have been looking to digital fundraising as a means of raising both project and core funding during these uncertain and unprecedented times. With events cancelled and volunteers staying at home, many charities are facing a black hole in fundraising. Now is the time to accelerate digital fundraising to bring…

Top tips to keep your kids entertained during lockdown

Running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained during lockdown – and now the Easter holidays too?!  If you’re involved with your school’s PTA then maybe you could suggest some ideas for parents to keep children busy and some may also double up as fundraisers; DONATE, the UK’s charity fundraising platform provides easy routes…

Research shows DONATE™ is 5x more effective than cash giving

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) held its first ever stand-up comedy night in June 2018 in aid of its transformative work with young people nationwide. Of the 370 people at the event, £103 was raised from cash donations and £515 from contactless giving. Not only was 5 times more raised through contactless but an additional 27%…

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™ adds recurring donation functionality

DONATE™ the UK’s mobile-first donation platform, today announces a relaunched product. Key to the relaunch is a facility to turn donor donations into monthly recurring donations – be that through text or mobile-web. Other major developments include an improved donation flow enabling donors to give as guests, text-registration for auction bidding and improved search and…

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…

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…