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The 10 Best Online Fundraising Tools

Fundraising is the lifeblood of any charitable organisation, and our rapidly evolving digital landscape offers exciting opportunities to streamline and enhance these efforts. We understand that navigating the world of technology can be overwhelming, particularly for UK-based charities with limited IT resources. That's why we've compiled a list of the top 10 tech solutions to make fundraising more efficient and effective for your organisation.

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Remember, technology can be a powerful ally in advancing your mission, and our warm and knowledgeable volunteers are here to help you every step of the way.

1. JustGiving

JustGiving is designed to simplify online fundraising for charities. Offering a user-friendly interface and secure payment processing, this platform is used by thousands of UK charities to create engaging and effective fundraisers. Its suite of donor relation tools allows you to track the success of your campaign and gain valuable insights on donor activity.

2. GoFundMe

GoFundMe is an excellent choice for charities seeking a straightforward fundraising platform. Its easy-to-use campaign builder and clear reporting features make tracking progress simple, even for users with limited technical knowledge.

3. CAF Donate

CAF Donateis an integrated fundraising platform that enables charities to collect donations securely and efficiently. Its customisable donation pages and robust reporting functionality empower non-profits to create a seamless fundraising experience for both donors and organisations.

4. Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is a user-friendly fundraising platform that claims Gift Aid on behalf of your organisation, streamlining the process and ensuring maximum financial benefits. With personalisation features to help support your branding, your fundraising campaign will have a professional and polished appearance.

5. PayPal Giving Fund

The PayPal Giving Fund makes accepting donations hassle-free through a secure and scalable platform. By partnering with PayPal, donors can trust in the safety of their contributions, and you can rely on PayPal's dependable financial infrastructure.

6. Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder is another notable fundraising platform in the UK. Offering flexible funding options and valuable training resources, it provides an accessible and dynamic platform for organisations looking to raise funds for a diverse range of projects.

7. People’s Fundraising

People’s Fundraising is an ethical and transparent fundraising platform that makes campaign planning, donor management, and donation tracking easy and efficient. Its intuitive interface enables charities to create a polished and professional fundraising experience.

8. Fundly

Fundly is a crowdfunding platform perfect for engaging your supporters with visual storytelling. Its video and photo-based functionality allows you to create inspiring narratives that showcase the impact of your work.

9. Wonderful

Wonderful is a unique fundraising platform that charges no fees to the fundraiser or donor. By partnering with businesses for financial support, more of the money raised goes directly to your charity, ensuring a greater impact for your cause.

10. GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving connects charities with donors and businesses worldwide, broadening your organisation's reach and funding potential. Through its global platform, you can access valuable resources and expand your charity’s impact.

Embrace the power of technology to increase your fundraising efforts and reach new heights in achieving your organisation's mission. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping you make the most of your IT resources, so don't hesitate to reach out for support. Remember, it's not just about connecting with volunteers—it's about empowering your charity to make a tangible difference.

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