Charities see significant reduction in fundraising during COVID-19 lockdown

Virgin Money Giving calls on the UK public to ‘Save our charities’ Many of Britain’s usually favourite good causes, supporting cancer, mental health, the homeless and those with disabilities, have seen a significant impact on their fundraising income during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to data gathered from online fundraising platform, Virgin Money Giving (VMG). In the month following the start of COVID-19 lockdown, total charity donations remained very strong. VMG, the not-for-profit fundraising service, processed a record-breaking 1.15m individual donations in the 4 weeks to 21 April, and the total…

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Virgin Money Giving reveals innovative new chapter of fundraising with World of Books

Virgin Money Giving has partnered with World of Books Group, the biggest retailer of second hand books in the UK, in an innovative partnership which will help fundraisers maximise their donation potential via the service provided by Ziffit and drive additional money to charities. At a time when charities and fundraisers are looking for new ways to raise much needed funds, donors and charities are able to recycle not only their unwanted books but also DVD’s and computer games using the free trade-in online service. Donors enter the details of…

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World of Books Group and Virgin Money Giving launch joint campaign to drive charity donations with a difference

Virgin Money Giving, the UK’s largest not-for-profit online fundraising website, and World of Books Group, a leading global seller of used books, are launching a joint campaign urging the public to #DeclutterandDonate unwanted books, games, DVDs and CDs via the Ziffit app, in the run-up to Giving Tuesday on 5th May. Giving Tuesday usually takes place in November each year and is celebrated on the Tuesday following the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This additional date of public fundraising for 2020 has been announced by the…

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Virgin Money Giving launches free-to-use corporate fundraising tools

Virgin Money Giving has launched a brand new set of fundraising tools specifically for businesses. From Tuesday 10th March businesses can sign up to Virgin Money Giving and create their own branded fundraising hubs in minutes and free of charge, taking away the stress often associated with corporate fundraising and making it much more accessible for smaller organisations. As more and more businesses look to put purpose and social good at the heart of their strategies, there is a huge opportunity for charities to build new relationships with them. According…

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Virgin Money Giving drops £150 joining fee for charities seeking new fundraising platform

Virgin Money Giving has dropped its regular £150 + VAT joining fee for new charities who sign up to its service by 30 April 2019. As well as waiving the joining fee, charities will benefit from the low two per cent platform fee, which donors now have the option of paying on behalf of the charity. Since launching ‘Donor Covers Fee’ in November 2018, eight in ten donors are choosing to pay the fee on behalf of the charity. Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said: “We are…

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