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Fun, sociable and team focused events are all the rage this spring! 🌸 Enthuse’s latest Donor Pulse report has uncovered that being part of a team is the most motivating factor for 40% of people thin...
Hi all, I know there are a few threads on here about online fundraising platforms that people like to use. I was wondering if anyone knew of sites similar to easyfundraising that are no-cost to donor...
Rosa Balliro
I have some challenge fundraisers who would like to use Just Giving to raise funds for my charity, but also a second charity. I cannot work out how to do this on Just Giving.  We want 1 way for donor...
Rebecca Gibson
We need advice in terms of restricted funds if we to fundraiser for a specific dog that is currently with our charity for re-homing. We desperately need to find a home for a dog with addisons disease...
Louise McInnes
Hi all,  I am looking into what is needed for a sponsorship programme, like those done by animal charities by sponsoring a kennel, etc.  I have our plan figured out. But I have heard off a colleague...
Charlotte Hamer
Hi, I see there was a helpful post on this from about 3 years ago. What would people say about the best donation platforms now?  For fees, conversion rates, ease of use, etc. Also considering using a...
Karen Pluess
My understanding is that because of PECR, we need active consent to send marketing emails, including to people who have previously donated. I believe that it is fine to send a thank you mail. For exa...
Edward Hibbert
Our small charity uses Just Giving for donations etc on our website. We opted for the free Start membership but this does not entitle us to any reports whatsoever so we cannot identify donors and hav...
Jo Stone
Does anyone have any experience getting their charity added as a non-profit to TikTok, so people can donate straight from videos? My charity has sizeable audience thanks to a few videos we made that...
Jenni Herd
I would like to set up a community for gamers / streams to fundraise for our charity, but I am not sure where to start. Has anyone tried to do this and been successful, any tips / gotchas?
Alex Withers
Hello,  We use Depop as a selling site but wondered if anyone uses Vinted please as a charity organisation  Thanks Julie-Ann
Julie-Ann Chapman
Hi all, we have a new strategic plan that needs a number of support from strategic partners. Can someone suggest to us any potential charities or how we can approach this?
Wilson Chacha
Hello, I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share their experiences of memberships - we have a scheme but needs reviewing and changing. Best Wishes Jen
Jen Parker
Morning all!  Hope you all had lovely bank holiday weekends. First time posting and first time question.  I work for a regional disabilities charity, Living Options Devon which provides services for...
Lydia Browne
Hi Everyone I need to source a credit card reader for one of our volunteers who does collections both on the street and on the London Underground System. We don't have much in the way of budget for t...
Jill Taylor
Today, Virgin Money Giving has announced that they'll close on 30th Nov.  Undoubtedly, there will be charities who are quite reliant on the platform and who are left worried about which alternative p...
Rose Cruickshank
As virtual reality becomes more prominent within today's society, it's interesting to look at the Metaverse and how it's changing the landscape for charity fundraising. The Metaverse is a 3D cyberspa...
Ocean King
Hi there,  We are thinking of setting up an online store to buy charity merchandise and just wondering where we can find some useful info on tax implications of selling goods online to raise funds fo...
Natasha M
Hey,  Are there any other days like Giving Tuesday that you use to promote fundraising for your charity?  I've seen awareness calendars focusing on specific issues, but I wondered if there were more...
Francesca Hollow
I shared a little of this in a thread last week but I am completely frustrated trying to get our charity added on to Facebook so that people can choose us as a fundraiser charity for birthdays etc. A...
Lorraine Schulze
Hi all, we are increasingly dealing with issues surrounding customer authentication - especially with our older audience (who make up most of our donor audience). People are really struggling to auth...
A CharityConnect User
Hi, I'm representing Polio Survivors Network. Good to be with you all.  I am interested if anyone has suggestions regarding what to use now that smile.amazon is no more? We are registered with a few...
Toni Polio Survivors Network
Has anyone else noticed that the charity page for GoFundMe has disappeared? You can no longer donate outside of specific fundraisers.
Annika Coughlin
How can charities navigate the complexities of accepting cryptocurrency donations?  Are there any regulatory frameworks or best practices to consider when it comes to accepting crypto donations for...
Anthony Shaw
If you make a gift aid claim, should that claim cover the gross amount donated by the supporter, or the amount net of any transaction fees before it reaches the charity? (I'm specifically talking her...
Edward Hibbert
We have been running a registered NGO in Peru looking after thousands of stray dogs. We live between Lima and London and are U.K. citizens.  Can we raise money for our project in the U.K. and benefit...
Simon Shearman
Hi there, I'd like to introduce a 'first year free' for our student members, but ensure they're tied to a low cost DD for the second year. I'm told that when we've tried in the past, our bank didn't...
James Swyer
I work in fundraising for a small cancer charity and we're looking at the admin around thanking donors (mostly that come through our website or direct to bank). Currently we thank all donors over £50...
Gemma Viner
Hi, We're hoping to encourage people to buy a donation as a Christmas gift and are considering the GDPR implications - having done some research I can see that some charities send out a card acknowle...
Tim Fletcher
I'm fairly savvy when it comes to working online but one thing I cannot for the life of me understand is Crowdfunding... are there any articles that you could recommend as a bit of light bedtime read...
Sarah McDonagh
I'm helping a charity who are looking at their online donation supporter journey. Trying to figure out who people use to take credit card donations direct - who are the best online merchant services...
Simon Hickman
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