MyDonate is the first no fee, no commission online fundraising service in the UK. Charities will receive every penny of the money you raise, (with Gift Aid if applicable), and no fees (except charges levied by the donators own credit/debit card company) will be deducted. This means that your chosen charity will receive up to 50p more for every £10 donated (excluding Gift Aid) through MyDonate when compared with other online fundraising services.
Fundraisers - if you are planning to do something to raise funds for charity, maybe you are going to run a 10k for example, MyDonate is there to manage all your fundraising. It works just like other sites - you can set up a fundraising page that is personal to you and send out a link to all your contacts.
Sponsors - if you know someone who is fundraising and has set up a MyDonate page, you can send your sponsorship through the system (and if they are not using MyDonate why don’t you ask them to consider it so the charity can receive your donation completely free of fees).
Donors - if you just want to donate to one of the hundreds of charities already registered on MyDonate, you can do just that with any amount from £2 upwards.
BT systems have been powering charity appeals behind the scenes for many years as part of our commitment to supporting charities. You may not know it but every donation to BBC Children in Need and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeals is managed by BT. MyDonate is just the next step in that journey. We don’t think it’s right that charities should have to pay to use online donation services, that’s why we’ve developed MyDonate.
Yes it is. And it’s really secure too. Here’s what one or two charities say about the service:
“MyDonate has helped us a great deal. In the first year alone we saved £100,000 compared to if we were using other donation portals. That has gone directly into projects.
Ranjeet Khare, director of fundraising, Childreach International
“MyDonate uses the latest technology from BT and provides a safe and secure way for people to donate online. Fundraisers who support our charity can be confident knowing that by using MyDonate the money they give online will be processed quickly and securely and paid directly to us.”
James Partridge, founder and chief executive officer of Changing Faces
“It is good to know that MyDonate is free to sign up to and that one hundred per cent of all monies donated will go directly to supporting our work.”
Nicola Harwin CBE, chief executive of Women’s Aid
Just use one of the buttons below and go to MyDonate on www.bt.com/mydonate where you can donate to one of the charities registered (there are hundreds), set up your fundraising page (you will be prompted to register) or sponsor somebody doing a fundraising event.
If you represent a charity or not-for-profit organisation then register to sign up for MyDonate and make your donations go further.
Give it a go now.