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01 July 2019

Thank you for using MyDonate

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25 May 2018

Personal Data – updated terms and a new privacy policy

BT takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously, and with new laws coming into effect, we've updated our terms and conditions and introduced a new privacy policy .

20 March 2018

Rohan Riches walks to shine light on Melanoma UK

Rohan Riches is slightly nervous about her forthcoming fundraising challenge.

08 February 2018

Claire's challenge for her friends and family

Claire Flatt launched #claireschallenge to give family, friends and supporters the opportunity to challenge themselves and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care and Cancer Research.

16 January 2018

Victoria's Promise to Winchester

Victoria's Promise offers young women with cancer one-to-one tailored, specialist care to increase their chance of survival and quality of life.

12 January 2018

After three years and 9,500 miles, Alex Ellis-Roswell is finally home

Alex has raised over £72,000 for the RNLI by walking the coastline of the British Isles and visiting every RNLI lifeboat station along the way.

29 November 2017

Plunging into the deep: Swimming the equivalent of the English Channel for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Diving into a fundraising challenge of a lifetime during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, is 35 year-old Hamish Blair, who'll be fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK this November.

29 November 2017

Victoria Reilly takes many steps to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice, West Yorkshire

In memory of her mother, Dee, Victoria Reilly has chosen to trek over 120km in the Himalayas for Kirkwood Hospice – a local charity that provided outstanding, around the clock personal care.

31 October 2017

Do not forget the donor – how to improve the fundraising experience

Here are some tips from MyDonate fundraisers on how to put the donor at the centre of your fundraising and help boost donations leading up to your event.

18 October 2017

Nationwide Building Society encourages community fundraising activity

One hundred employees from Nationwide Building Society participated in a one-day charity cycling challenge with MyDonate being the fundraising platform of choice.

10 October 2017

MyDonate partners with YMCA England and NHS on exclusive #IAMWHOLE fundraising campaign

MyDonate has announced its exclusive fundraising partnership with #IAMWHOLE, an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA, the world's largest youth charity.

06 October 2017

The PwC Foundation: Corporate fundraising, supported by MyDonate

Registered in October 2011, the PwC Foundation is a charity set up with the aim to promote social inclusion and sustainable development in the UK.

31 August 2017

Former boxer to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Society

Peter Flanagan – a former professional super-lightweight and welterweight boxer – was diagnosed with dementia pugilistica earlier this year.

11 August 2017

Sepsis survivor sets herself a demanding challenge in order to help others

Philippa Borrill contracted Sepsis, a life-threatening blood infection that claims over 44,000 lives in the UK annually

03 July 2017

Rugby World Cup champion Jason Leonard completed intimidating Icelandic trek

For four gruelling days Jason and his team took on the challenge of conquering the immense summit of an active volcano.

03 July 2017

Generating media awareness for your charity campaign

Maximise your content for social media platforms and create engaging stories for the media.

03 July 2017

BT's big thinking for small charities

During Small Charity Week Natalie Waugh, Head of MyDonate, talked publicly about the scale of work that small charities undertake every day with limited resources.

01 March 2017

The rise of video: Making your fundraising story more social

Telling your fundraising story in an interesting, sharable way is a key part of MyDonate and as of February, charities and fundraisers can now play videos directly from their page.

21 June 2017

Small Charity Week: Give More to Small Charities

With Small Charity Week upon us, I have been thinking about the scale of work these organisations undertake every day and what more can be done to help this important sector of society.

01 March 2017

The benefits of fundraising with MyDonate

If you fundraise through MyDonate, you won't just benefit from an extra 5% increase in donations, you'll also get access to a whole host of other additional benefits.

01 March 2017

Train like a champion: Part 2

If you've got supporters taking part in this year's London marathon, then they want to share the wisdom and experience of Sophie Lane with them.

08 February 2017

Train like a champion

Sophie Lane, Specialist Performing Arts and Sport physiotherapist shares her top tips for marathon training.

08 February 2017

Food for thought: 5 innovative campaigns of 2016

We look back at some of the campaigns that cut through the noise, to give you some food for thought as you start planning your 2017 fundraising initiatives.

08 February 2017

Fundraising is better with MyDonate

MyDonate's lack of commission fees, dedicated contact centre and weekly payments are all reasons to consider switching to us.

08 February 2017

Celebrating your fundraising successes with MyDonate

We always love to hear from our happy customers and we wanted to share some of these charities success stories.

19 January 2017

Improving MyDonate

Over the last year, we've made several updates to the look and feel of MyDonate to make it faster, slicker and easier to use.

19 January 2017

Interview with: Cancer Research UK

We wanted to find out more about the life-saving research that Cancer Research UK undertakes and the role fundraising plays in supporting its work to prevent cancer and develop new treatments.

19 January 2017

New research: You're more likely to stick to your resolutions if you do it for charity

BT MyDonate recently conducted research to reveal the nation's attitudes to keeping their New Year's resolutions - here's some key stats and facts for you, but it's good news for charities.

21 November 2016

Tech talk – the magic behind the Children in Need telethon

Months of planning, thousands of people and incredible technology power create the record-breaking telethons you've come to know and love. Find out how they work.

21 November 2016

Are you making the most of the MyDonate charity reports?

If you're looking for complete reporting from MyDonate, we give you the lowdown on what fundraising data is available to you.

21 November 2016

Interview with: AiDS Orphan

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1st December 2016, we spoke with Anna Clarke, Challenge Event Coordinator, at UK-based charity AiDS Orphan.

31 October 2016

Reasons to use BT MyDonate

BT invest 1% of all profits into the UK's community and environment every year – including MyDonate.

18 August 2016

5 September: Celebrating the work charities do

Monday 5 September marks the International Day of Charity - a day to pay tribute to the amazing work charities do across the world.

18 August 2016

Tips to boost donations for the run-tastic autumn

As soon as the autumn approaches and the weather cools down, runners across the country will take part in the many marathons and running competitions taking place.

26 July 2016

Quirky ways to fundraise

Holding an event is the quickest way to raise money for your charity. These days, standing out from the crowd is very important

23 June 2016

From a hashtag to an international charity

World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, draws attention to the strength and courage of millions of refugees around the world

09 May 2016

Linda braves the shave and video's her story

With marathon season in full swing, thousands of runners are pounding the streets for charity. But there is a new breed of fundraisers who push their challenge even further and make a personal sacrifice to raise money and awareness for the charities they support.

27 January 2014

New video shows the real difference MyDonate makes

Watch the new heart-warming video about the incredible fundraising and support SThree gives to charity SOS Children.

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