Our technical team will be making a few improvements to the MyDonate website from around 11pm on June 20 - we're not expecting anything but minimal impact on the site during the upgrade.
Last month, BT launched a major initiative - Connecting Africa - in partnership with SOS Children's Villages, an international charity focusing on children at risk.
London-based charity, Ickle Pickle's ambassador Lorraine Blackburn, will be taking the plunge in a tandem parachute jump on 27th of July.
How can charities make the most from opportunities presented by significant fundraising events like the London Marathon?
The headquarters of the MyDonate customer service team is situated in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.
This Wednesday May 22nd is 'Wig Wednesday' when people across the UK will unite to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.
A team from MyDonate is set to attend the Foodbank Network National Conference 2013 in Birmingham this week.
BT has teamed up with international charity SOS Children's Villages to provide broadband internet access to twenty African communities as part of its newly launched 'Connecting Africa' project.
We would love to hear all about how you are raising funds for your favourite charities and why.
A big well done from MyDonate to everyone who took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.
Two years on, and the service has grown to become more popular than ever with charities, donors and fundraisers.
Some extra places have been announced for what promises to be the North's sporting event of the year – The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
Fundraisers Hannah Smith and Diarmaid McDonald are well on their way to completing an amazing trans-continental cycling trek for charity.
A highly illuminating article on The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Partnership Zone tells the story of how waterways around London's Olympic Park were given a major renovation in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
For the past month Shirley Rose, has been working as a volunteer at a mosaic workshop project in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), the charity that co-ordinates the responses of the UK's 14 leading humanitarian charities, has launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.
We are thrilled to announce that the all-new MyDonate toolkit for charities and fundraisers is now available.
Are you ready for Red Nose Day this coming Friday?
Entries are now open for the third annual Technology4Good (T4G) awards and MyDonate is urging charities and community groups to take a very close look at one particular category – The BT Get it Together Award.
Payroll giving schemes are wrongly considered as being too complicated when they should be recognised as one of the most effective forms of committed giving.
A brand new feature, designed to help charities raise more money from popular fundraising events, has been introduced to the MyDonate website.
Super-fit runner and prolific fundraiser Lisa Cryer has spent the last four years competing in half-marathons and 10k events in aid of her favourite charity, Magic Moments for Autistic Children - but this year she will take on her toughest challenge yet.
Charities need to have robust financial management, policies and procedures running through their organisations if they want to plan for the future effectively and flourish.
Last summer Ipswich-based charity TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) took a team of willing volunteers on a Mission to Moldova.
MyDonate fundraiser Shirley Rose is counting down the days until she waves goodbye to the UK and flies off to Nepal to begin a month's volunteering at a mosaic project.
MyDonate is sponsoring a live Q&A on the Guardian's website to discuss the issues of payroll giving.
Jayne George, director of fundraising at Guide Dogs, outlines how guide dogs are trained from puppies to become working dogs supporting blind and partially sighted people from across the UK.
Help Freedom Matters- a charity that rescues and rehabilitates trafficked young people in Nepal.
Well done to everybody who spent the night out under the stars in Worthing on Saturday night for the annual Sleep Out event.
Here at MyDonate HQ, we've been very busy over the last few weeks working on some great new additions and features for our site.
International development charity, Childreach International, has named MyDonate as its Supplier of the Year 2012.
One in six charities believe they may face closure in the coming year according to a recent poll.
A message to charities - your employees, fundraisers and supporters can all now download a very handy tool.
Calling all fundraisers - you can now download a very handy tool which will encourage your contacts.
Over the past few months we've been busy making MyDonate's reporting tool even easier for charities to use.
Charities across the UK are being offered the chance to get their hands on a free website thanks to BT.
From Scotland to London, from Exeter to Manchester, the last few months have seen the MyDonate team travelling up and down the country meeting and listening to so many of you.
MyDonate has produced a new video with highlights of some of the hugely successful events that took place during Guide Dogs Week in October.
Do you have a fundraising story to tell - be it funny, heart warming or simply crazy - MyDonate wants to hear from you.
We want to make MyDonate even better for everybody who uses our free service - and that's where your feedback comes in.
Seven in ten charitable organisations in Scotland have witnessed an increase in digital donations.
Weeks of dedicated fundraising came to a sensational climax on Friday, with this year's BBC Children in Need telethon raising a record-breaking £26,757,446.
Women in the UK are being urged to go 'BearFaced' on Friday 9 November to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Around 25,000 people pounded the streets of Portsmouth at the weekend as part of what's being described as the biggest ever Bupa Great South Run.
Guide Dogs Week, which ran between October 6th and 14th was a fantastic success with more than 450 events taking place around the country raising much-needed funds and awareness for Guide Dogs.
BT's MyDonate service has been named as the official online fundraising partner for this year's BBC Children in Need.
MyDonate has teamed up with the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund to help raise a million pounds in a year for 17 Scottish charities.
MyDonate is set to play a key role in a new national fundraising campaign - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) - spearheaded by Cancer Research UK.
BT Troubleshooter is a free service for charities that helps them to overcome business-related challenges they might face.
An organisation that allows people to donate cars to charity has won the 'Innovation in Fundraising' category at this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards 2012.
MyDonate has agreed a new partnership – including the sponsorship of four conferences - with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
Guide Dogs Week may be fast-approaching but there's still plenty of time for fundraisers to get involved.
Once again, the event was a spectacular success with 55,000 competitors completing the famous race this year.
The curtain has closed on a sensational Paralympic Games and it's clear that the performance of all athletes has inspired a nation.
BT's MyDonate is one of the sponsors for the prestigious Third Sector Excellence Awards, which recognises and celebrate the outstanding work of charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The 'Mission to Moldova' saw a crew of 25 volunteers travelling by road across the continent to a school in Valcinet, a small town in the middle of the country.
Reaction to the report published by MyDonate and the Institute of Fundraising - "Understanding donor behaviour in a digital age".
If you've been inspired to get up off the sofa and get swimming or cycling or running watch this short video from the Brownlee brothers.
MyDonate has helped Childreach International – which works to unlock the potential of children worldwide – to plough an extra £100,000 into key projects.
A new MyDonate app has been launched which enables fundraisers to manage and promote their pages via their mobile phones.
UK charities registered on MyDonate are invited to apply for a year's free internet access through BT's Community Connections award scheme.
MyDonate - in partnership with the Guardian's Fundraising Hub - sponsored a lively online Q and A session about how events can make money for charity.
MyDonate is teaming up with charity Guide Dogs to become the exclusive fundraising partner for Guide Dogs Week 2012 (October 6th – 14th).
Nine out of ten UK charities are now investing in digital media according to a new report published by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and MyDonate.
This year's Institute of Fundraising (IoF) National Convention at the Hilton London Metropole is once again expected to be a sell-out with more than 2,200 people attending the annual event.
The clock is ticking towards the start of this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards with judges claiming that the 'quality of the entries was noticeably higher than last year'.
The shortlist for this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards has been announced with 26 finalists whittled down from more than 200 nominations.
MyDonate has added a new feature to its website that allows people to raise money together as part of a team.
Fundraiser Jess Kinney - a second-year university student and team leader for one of the charity's Challenge Events - explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.
A six and three quarter mile sponsored walk to raise vital funds to restore the historical Wendover Arm canal is being organised for September 2nd.
In March 2012, 75 students in Blackpool and Brighton threw themselves into the bitterly cold sea to raise money for Childreach International. Fundraiser Alison Prisley explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.
When you start your fundraising activity you'll be giving it your all. So don't let it go unnoticed - maximise your PR.
Communications minister Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, are just two of the names urging businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the Technology4Good Awards 2012.
Football freestyler Dan Magness is nearing the end of a marathon 200-mile walk – while playing keepy uppies.
UNICEF UK, the world's leading children's organisation, has chosen MyDonate as its online donation platform for its 'Keep It Up for Soccer Aid' fundraising campaign.
There will be dancing in the streets next month as hundreds of buskers hit the UK's pavements in an attempt at a world record - and the chance to raise money for Childreach International.
From long distance swimming, cycling and running, Nova International's challenges raise an estimated £50m a year for charity through sponsorship.
To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've been asking some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate. Here, Firoz Patel, chief executive of Childreach International, answers the questions.
The three winners, each receiving a £100 donation to go straight to the charity of their choice on MyDonate, are...
Donor fatigue, giver burnout, whatever you call it, it's something most fundraisers are bound to encounter at some point - but there are still things you can do to try to persuade supporters to help you and your cause.
To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've asked some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate.
BT's MyDonate website is the first online fundraising site to be recognised by disability and e-accessibility charity AbilityNet for being accessible to people of all abilities.
As a charity or a fundraiser taking part in one of the dozen running and swimming events, you can sign-up with MyDonate now and raise more money for your cause.
Charities aiming to fundraise successfully in the current economic downturn need to believe in what they are doing
How do you choose the right charity to support for a fundraising event such as the Bupa Great North Run? If you've not chosen your charity already, here are some tips.
Fundraisers looking to get themselves fit and ready for some of this year's biggest sporting events can benefit from sound advice given by two of the world's top triathletes.
Come and see us at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) annual conference on Monday, March 5th at The Brewery in London.
This week (February 20-26) has been Student Volunteering Week 2012 where students up and down the country put others first and help out.
If you're taking part in one of the Bupa Great Run or British Gas Great Swim events, you'll want to make sure you raise as much money as you possibly can - so what are the best ways to promote your event?
Some fantastic creative thinking by a fundraising team has tapped into the themes of fun and sport in a one-day Dodgeball tournament to smash the fundraising target of £10,000.
Almost each one us makes News Year's resolutions and almost the same number of us break those same resolutions - so why not set yourself a definite goal to aim for and start training for a fundraising event.
The UK is the fifth most charitable nation in the world - up from eighth last year - according to a new survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
Anyone working in the voluntary sector is being invited to take part in the annual National Council for Volunteer Organisations (NCVO) annual conference.
The festive season is one of the most significant times in the fundraising calendar for charities. Yet despite the numerous high profile appeals, many organisations still struggle to attract the extra pounds spent over this time.
It's worth taking the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is a time for giving and by giving through sites like MyDonate we can help those who are really in need at this time of year.
Some great ideas on how to raise money for charities over the Christmas period.
Children in Need broke all records this year raising an incredible £26,332,334 on the Friday night - an increase of £7 million on last year's total.
A youth worker is to spend a week on his own in a shop to help raise money for Bootle-based children's charity Ykids.
TV host Matt Baker has swapped his comfortable sofa on The One Show for a rainy rickshaw as he takes part in a gruelling 484-mile charity challenge from Edinburgh to London in aid of Children in Need.
With just weeks to until BBC Children in Need the clock is ticking towards one of the country's favourite fundraisers.
Help for Heroes (H4H) – which raises money for wounded service men and women – has been named 'Britain's Most Admired Charity' by Third Sector.
Understanding the potential of social media and constantly upgrading personal skills are just some of the top tips shared by half a dozen of the UK's leading charitable fundraisers.
Seventeen BT employees ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon this weekend, raising £4,000 so far via the MyDonate website, for the charity Paralympics GB.
The Third Sector Excellence Awards 2011 honoured the work of the not-for-profit industry at a black-tie dinner that was attended by more than 500 guests.
This year the BBC's Children in Need appeal takes place on November 18. This is the 31st appeal and over the years it has raised millions of pounds to help make positive changes to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
A new website, a deeper engagement with social media and increased used of the MyDonate fundraising platform are all beginning to pay dividends for KidsOut.
Comedian David Walliams has raised almost £1.2m thanks to his epic 140 miles swim down the river Thames.
Some 54,000 people are expected to take part in this weekend's Bupa Great North Run in a bid to conquer the 13.1 miles course from Newcastle on Tyne to South Shields.
Some of the UK's leading public figures – including Dame Judy Dench, Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Michael Parkinson – are supporting Remember A Charity Week to encourage more people to leave a small gift to charities in their will.
BT MyDonate is delighted to become a partner of The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network - for professionals who work in, and with, the voluntary sector.
A team of cyclists has just covered an epic 140 miles in two days to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
Valley Kids – a community regeneration charity based in Rhondda Cynon Taff – is looking to raise £150,000 to help fund an exciting cultural exchange between disadvantaged communities in Wales and South Africa.
The organisations entering the 2011 Third Sector Excellence Awards have now been shortlisted and eagerly await news of their entries at a ceremony on 28th September at the London Lancaster hotel.
Comedian, writer and actor David Walliams is currently taking on his toughest physical challenge ever – swimming the length of the river Thames for Sport Relief.
A network of consumers with a diverse range of disabilities has given the MyDonate website a 'thumbs up' for usability, and has led to the site receiving an 'AbilityNet Accredited' award.
Staff working for small charities have just a few days left to apply for the Institute of Fundraising's (IoF) one-day conference for just £20.00, thanks to a new bursary scheme.
The UK has donated nearly £50million to the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC) East Africa drought appeal, but the charity says more needs to be done to help the 12 million people at risk in the region.
The Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, has announced that a £10 million fund is being made available to charities and social enterprises to help them win more capital investment and public service contracts.
Peter Lewis has been announced as the new chief executive of The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), and will join the organisation in October.
Charities will miss out on £2.8bn of public funding in the next five years if planned government cuts are passed on proportionately to the voluntary sector, according to the NCVO.
Newly-wed Zara Phillips and Hollywood star Ewan McGregor joined a flotilla of other celebrities to take part in a 50 mile race around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity.
Seven Scout leaders and their friends have successfully cycled 127.5 miles from Liverpool to Leeds along the towpath of the North of England's longest canal.
Three men from Nottinghamshire are planning to drive some 1,300 miles in a car that cost just £50 to raise £2,000 for autism charity NORSACA.
Save the Children has teamed up with broadcaster ITV for a brand new weekly entertainment series for Sunday evenings beginning on July 17th.
Magic 105.4 has registered its 'Cash for Kids' charity with MyDonate to raise money for independently registered, local charities in the UK.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal to help more than 10 million people in East Africa parts of which are suffering their worst drought in over half a century.
The Institute of Fundraising's National Convention held in London at the beginning of July has underlined the important work carried out by fundraisers.
This Sunday coming sees the 11th staging of the British 10K London Run. It's the biggest event of its type in the UK and is expected to attract around 25,000 runners from different countries and all walks of life.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the National Convention 2011 from July 4-6 at the Hilton London Metropole.
Volunteer fire crew based at BT's Adastral Park research centre in Suffolk raised more than £2,000 for charity by pulling an eight ton fire engine 25km.
Sixteen cyclists from BT helped raise more than £445 for Paralympics GB after completing a marathon 350km ride on an exercise bike.
More than 500 charities have signed up to the MyDonate service since its launch in April – with hundreds of other charities set to join in the coming weeks.
Homeless theatre company Cardboard Citizens has chosen MyDonate to support a 245 mile charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam in the autumn.
Congratulations are in order for the all the cyclists who took part in the London to Brighton charity bike ride held at the weekend.
TV presenter and celebrity Tweeter Ben Fogle has given the thumbs up to new guide that show fundraisers how to use social media to raise even more money for their charities.
MyDonate and a number of its charity partners were among those attending the prestigious Charity Awards event.
A Chichester-based charity has signed up to MyDonate to help raise the £110,000 it needs to fund the purchase of equipment at the Cobnor Activities Centre.
Registered Cancer charity Brown Dog, which has raised more than £240,000 since it was set up ten years ago, says it now expects to see fundraising soar following the launch of the MyDonate website.
A team of 19 enthusiastic cyclists and fundraisers are preparing to tackle a 950 mile ride from Switzerland to Sicily in aid of charity during June.
This Bank Holiday weekend will see around 10,500 fun-runners, fundraisers, celebrities and leading athletes participating in the Bupa London 10,000.
The government has published a white paper detailing plans to make it easier and more attractive to give time and money to good causes.
KidsOut, the UK children's charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness to disadvantaged kids, is planning to extend its online presence in a bid to engage with a wider spread of potential supporters.
Four keen as mustard cyclists are set to discover what it's like to navigate a stage of the Tour de France–while raising money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
AbilityNet – the UK charity that helps disabled people use computers and the internet – has given its full backing to the MyDonate web site.
To her friends she's a tour de force. To the domestic violence charity Women's Aid, she's one of their 'hero' fundraisers. And to anyone who knows her story, she is simply amazing.
Charities based all over the UK are racing to sign up to MyDonate – BT's new free online fundraising service.
This Sunday (April 17th) will see thousands of plucky individuals taking part in the London Marathon with a great many of them running to raise money for charity.
KidsOut, the UK charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children, has published a table on its website that compares the cost to charities of using popular donation sites, including MyDonate.
When it comes to raising money for charity, Rob Scragg has a mountain to climb. Literally. That's because in November Rob begins an epic trek to Mount Everest's Base Camp to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
UK charities are to receive a much-needed cash injection following the launch of MyDonate - a new free online charitable fundraising service.
Kirsteen Ellis from Suffolk is a fantastic fundraiser. From organising coffee morning and sponsored talent shows to taking part charity walks, Kirsteen spends her spare time raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Last month's Red Nose Day was a brilliant event - a truly stunning night - and at the end of the record breaking evening Comic Relief raised an amazing £74,360,207 - the highest ever total reached on the night in Red Nose Day's 23 year history.
Londoners and Scots are the UK's most generous givers to charity, according to a survey by BT's new free online charitable fundraising service MyDonate.