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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…

Autumn Spotlight – Virtual conferences, musical marathons and religious giving

Spotlight Infographic_Autumn 2020 In this edition of Spotlight we are shining a light on a community food share CIC that used DONATE text codes on leaflets, a virtual trade conference, and a church that has been receiving donations via text during their Sunday services.

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….

Digital fundraising sees surge in popularity during lockdown

We recently reached out to the charities signed up to DONATE™ to see just how much their fundraising plans have changed since lockdown, and the results are clear; digital, mobile and text fundraising methods have, and are, growing significantly. Our research found that an overwhelming majority (83% of charities) who use the DONATE™ platform have…

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…

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