Charity Checkout Blog

CharityCheckout drops platform fee to 0% for charities

Posted by on 21/11/19 12:25

Personalised and branded fundraising technology provider CharityCheckout has dropped its 5% platform fee on donations, resulting in reduced costs and millions of pounds in potential savings for clients. The move follows CharityCheckout’s research into market trends and a survey of 1,448 of its charity clients in June to identify how they felt about platform fees. The results revealed support for a range of fee models with the most popular being a voluntary contribution approach. In response, CharityCheckout is removing its 5% platform fee and instead asking donors if they wish to voluntarily contribute to the cost of the charities’ fundraising....

Big Give Christmas Challenge adds Apple Pay

Posted by on 11/11/19 9:52

CharityCheckout is adding Apple Pay to support The Big Give's Christmas challenge. The Big Give has announced its biggest fundraising target of £14 million for its match giving campaign this year. Charity Checkout, the campaign’s payments processing partner, is introducing Apple Pay to the giving platform to enhance the campaign’s appeal to the growing proportion of givers that like to pay from their mobile. The UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, is gearing up for a record breaking campaign for 2019, aiming to raise £14 million+ in just one week.  This consolidates its position as the...

Charity Checkout partner with Run for Charity

Run For Charity partner with Charity Checkout to launch ‘Fundraise For Charity’

Posted by Jamie Newton on 09/04/19 8:59

Run For Charity is pleased to announce Charity Checkout will power ‘Fundraise For Charity’ which is a new innovative integration creating a much-improved supporter journey for participants who sign up for events through Run For Charity. Charity Checkout’s fundraising technology will be integrated into the existing event registration process in which event fundraisers will be asked to set up their fundraising page as soon as they’ve purchased their ticket. CEO of Run For Charity, Mark Ussher said: “We believe that this partnership will give fundraisers a better user journey. It will also help our charity partners increase their fundraising page...

Corporate Partnerships

Charity Checkout to give away £2m of online corporate fundraising products to charities

Posted by Jamie Newton on 11/10/18 16:09

Charity Checkout, a leading supplier of online fundraising products, is offering free branded fundraising platforms for charity corporate partners. The product helps corporate CSR teams engage their workforce in employee-led fundraising, providing them with their own fundraising website, all under the company’s own brand. Charity Checkout is expecting to give away over 500 of these platforms to charity clients. By offering corporate partners their own branded fundraising platform, charities can centralise their partner's fundraising efforts. This improves the visibility of their employee-led fundraising efforts and has been shown to increase corporate engagement. The technology improves the monitoring and reporting of...

89 per cent of donors would prefer to donate directly to charity via their website instead of through third party fundraising websites

Posted by Jamie Newton on 28/06/18 11:32

A recent report ‘The Future of Online Giving’ found that eighty-nine percent of donors said they would prefer to donate via a charity's own website rather than via a third party fundraising platform. The report which was commissioned by Charity Checkout and carried out by independent research company Maru/Usurv surveyed 1000 members of the public in Q1 2018 and found that almost half of donors said they were put off donating to charity if they have to join a third party fundraising platform to do so. Founder of Charity Checkout Chester Mojay Sinclare said: “The results from the survey clearly...

57% of donors likely to ask charities to delete their personal data once GDPR comes into force

Posted by Jamie Newton on 24/05/18 10:52

The online fundraising tech company, Charity Checkout, commissioned Maru/Usurv to carry out a survey of 1,000 members of the public and discovered that 57% of people are likely to ask a charity to delete all the personal information that they have on them after May 25th. It was also revealed that 82% welcome the opportunity to ask a charity to delete any personal information they hold on them. This indicates that while the majority of people support the right to request their personal data to be deleted, some do not think they are likely to act on this right. Chester...

Charity Checkout £20m

Charity Checkout surpasses £20m in donations raised for charity

Posted by Jamie Newton on 02/05/18 10:36

Charity Checkout has raised over £20m for over 2,500 charities. Over £10m has been raised in the last year alone, since the launch of our next generation of fundraising tools for national charities. Since our $1m funding round in October 2017, Charity Checkout has opened a new office in Central London and increased our focus on providing innovative fundraising technology to corporate partners and large charities. Charity Checkout, who were announced as the new Innovation Partner to the IoF in late April, supports over 2,500 charities worldwide through seamless branded online fundraising tools. The suite of fundraising tools enables charities...

Institute of Fundraising Innovation Partner

Institute of Fundraising announces strategic Innovation Partnership with Charity Checkout

Posted by Jamie Newton on 20/04/18 12:54

The Institute of Fundraising is pleased to announce Charity Checkout as their Innovation Partner for 2018. The partnership will focus on championing innovation within the sector and providing fundraisers with valuable insight and analysis on a range of fundraising practices. Over the next 12 months, Charity Checkout will support the IoF with a number of insight reports, a regular data-driven blog and the sponsorship of a number of IoF conferences across the year. Charity Checkout will also be sponsoring the Most Innovative Campaign Award at the IoF National Fundraising Awards in July, as well as headlining the Innovation Conference in...

fundraising ideas

Effective Fundraising Ideas to Try in 2018

Posted by Jamie Newton on 16/04/18 17:02

For those involved in raising awareness and donations for a charity or responsible for corporate giving within their company, here are some proven, effective fundraising ideas to try in 2018.   The British public donated £9.7 billion to charities in 2016. Personal and family philanthropy grew by almost 20 percent last year, and UK universities received more than £1 billion from charities in 2017. What’s behind this uptick in giving? It seems that Brexit may have changed people’s philanthropic habits. They are more disposed to contribute towards national causes, such as education, culture, arts, research and healthcare. After Britain voted...

Digital

Why 2018 is the Year for Charities to Go Digital

Posted by Ida Lucente on 28/02/18 9:32

Digital technology is at its peak more than ever before, and with all the different tools and channels available these days, it has become imperative for charities to start going digital in order for them to build their organisations and services. But why is there such an urgency to make the change? What are the reasons behind the need to go digital?     The Rise of AI The increasing popularity and use of digital are starting to disrupt existing practices. AI (artificial intelligence), for instance, is beginning to change the nature of most jobs, and soon more machines will...

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