What Have I Done?: JustGiving partners with award–winning fundraiser Caroline Jones to launch first of its kind fundraising podcast

JustGiving has partnered with award-winning fundraiser Caroline Jones to create a new podcast focused on fundraising.  What Have I Done? delves into the stories of ten inspirational fundraisers who have to date collectively raised more than one million pounds for charity.  The series is hosted by Caroline, who in 2015, after sadly losing her mother Mary to breast cancer, began her own fundraising journey.  Through her Knickers Model’s Own campaign, where she wore and modelled a different second-hand outfit every single day of the year, Caroline raised over £55,000 for…

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JustGiving selects GoCardless Instant Bank Pay for open banking payments

GoCardless, the bank payment company, has extended its relationship with JustGiving to become the online donation platform’s exclusive open banking payment provider, replacing American Express. The move will see JustGiving use both the fintech’s Instant Bank Pay feature to collect instant, one-off gifts and its Direct Debit capabilities for recurring donations. JustGiving estimates that 10% of its donations already go through open banking payments — a proportion that it wants to grow. JustGiving does not charge a commission fee on donations to charity customers, instead relying on optional tips that…

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JustGiving helps to raise £3.4m for Macmillan Coffee Morning in first year as fundraising partner

JustGiving helped to raise more than £3.4m for Macmillan in its first year as the fundraising partner for the charity’s annual Coffee Morning initiative. Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest annual fundraising event to support people living with cancer and has been running since 1990. The very first Coffee Morning simply encouraged people to get together over a coffee and donate the cost of their drink to Macmillan. Since then, Coffee Morning has grown, with hundreds of thousands of people across the UK gathering to enjoy a cup of coffee, share…

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JustGiving is the official fundraising platform for Brighton Half Marathon – for the second year running

Charity places are now open for one of the south east’s biggest running events – Brighton Half Marathon and JustGiving has been confirmed as the official fundraising platform, for the second year running.  In the first year of their partnership, JustGiving, along with other fundraising platforms, helped Brighton Half Marathon raise over £1million, resulting in an impressive 17 per cent increase in funds raised compared to 2019.   Since its establishment over three decades ago, the Brighton Half Marathon has helped raise a considerable amount of money for a host of worthy causes and charities.   The race takes place on Sunday 25 February 2024, one of the first major races…

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JustGiving to revolutionise fundraising with the integration of Generative AI

JustGiving is set to become the first UK leading fundraising platform to offer generative AI technology to help people create compelling fundraising pages in a matter of seconds. This groundbreaking development is expected to benefit more than 20,000 charities by enabling fundraisers to quickly and easily create and share their personal stories. On JustGiving, more than 850,000 fundraising pages were created last year and of these, around one third (35%) of fundraisers chose to use the platform’s pre-written content instead of writing their own individual stories. Research conducted by JustGiving…

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