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Super Spring & Summer Fundraising Events - Get Outdoors for Charity

Here in the UK we really do have to make the most of those warmer days, and as we move into May we're slowly starting to enjoy what spring has to offer. With the evenings getting lighter and the temperatures rising, we're seeing more and more opportunities to get active outdoors. But of course, t…

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How to Raise Money for Charity - A Quick Guide

Fundraising events are an extremely popular way in which to raise money for great causes. Though raising money for your favourite charity sounds like a great idea, their can also be a lot of work required in order to do so. But do not worry, here is a quick and easy guide, giving you a number of …

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Just Giving Will Take an Estimated £1.25 Million Cut From London Marathon Charity Donations

Back in 2015, thousands of highly determined runners at the London Marathon generated £54.1 million for charity. It’s a tremendous amount of money that makes a huge difference in so many ways, and this Sunday’s event is expected to generate an even higher total. However, a signi…

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Why UK Charities Must Respect Donors' Personal Information

Recently, eleven charities were fined a total of £138,000 by the Information Commissioners Office, after they were found to have misused donors’ personal data. And these were not small charities who did not know better, or were scrambling for funds or exposure. They are eleven of the …

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Where Exactly Are PayPal Charity Donations Going?

A lawsuit has been filed against online payments system giant PayPal. with allegations that the company failed to deliver charitable donations, made through the company's platform, as promised.

PayPal established a new platform in 2013 in order to make it easier for customers to donate mo…

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The Power of Fundraising - Inspiring Individuals Kicking Cancer to the Curb

Cancer is a word none of us like to hear, but unfortunately it's also one we are all almost guaranteed to be affected by at some time in our lives, whether through a loved one's diagnosis or our own. The prevalence of cancer is sadly on the rise: recent figures estimate that half of us will be di…

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Contactless Charity Boxes - Helping Us Keep in Touch with Charities?

Contactless charity boxes are set to be rolled out across a number of charities after a successful trial of the technology proved to draw in large quantities of donations from those of us w…

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Time for Change

According to Just Giving's co-founder, Anne-Marie Huby, the company faces criticisms and accusations in the media every couple of years. Last month a flurry of stories appeared in the national press about Just Givin…

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Launching our Fee-Free Donate Button

Since launching, we've been asked by several charities if we could create a zero cost Donate Button to add to their websites. We're delighted to say that we've introduced this service today - and adding the button to your charity's website couldn't be simpler.

Of course, all the usual prin…

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What is Dry January? How (and Why) Can You Get Involved?

Dry January is a term trademarked by the charity Alcohol Concern, but it is a campaign espoused under different names by several other charities, too. The idea is a simple one: participants abstain from alcohol for a month.

But what's the r…

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New year, new you? Let's make 2017 Wonderful

New Year has a way of getting you psyched up to make some serious changes and improvements to your health and fitness. However, while 70% of us commit to our goals for at least the first week, more than half of us have given up within a month, and a whopping 80% of us are unable to pass the

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Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM

It was a phrase heard frequently in the 70s, long before acronyms like 'ICT' became fashionable and at a time when those with responsibility for corporate computer budgets were understandably nervous. Buying from 'Big Blue' was the safe option.

Wind the clock forward forty years and we see…

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Not all fundraising sites were created equal

Comparing apples with apples

All fundraising websites are the same, right? They all allow charities' supporters a means of creating fundraising pages and provide their sponsors with an easy way to donate. They all promote sharing on social media and they all prompt donors to check the Gi…

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Don't Just Give… Be Wonderful.

Manchester, 13 October 2016

A new charity fundraising platform goes live this month – and 100% of donations will go directly to supported charities. The Wonderful Organisation has been launched by Manchester businessman Kieron James to give fundraisers an alternative to …

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There are so many #wonderful and talented people in the world.
~ Alicia Keys