There are several excellent no cost donation sites which can be a simple and effective way for supporters to raise funds for a chosen charity.
With the changes in the way we do our shopping and research, there are now a number of websites where your supporters can make donations just by doing online shopping or web searches. In addition, there are also some no cost donation sites that provide more specific services.
In general, you simply set up your organisation or fundraising project with the site(s) of your choice, encourage your supporters to register to use it (remembering to tell them that there is no additional cost to them by using the site) and then every time they go shopping or web search they raise funds for your group. The more people who use it to support your cause the more money you raise.
Most will also provide tools and resources to help optimise fundraising opportunities and a network of other registered organisations who will share their hints and tips on what has been effective for them.
As with all sites always remember to check the terms and conditions and whether there are charges before signing up.
Below are some of the sites, just click on the links to find out more.
|Easyfundraising is a way to raise money for good causes such as schools, charities, sports clubs, religious groups, community groups and more, simply by shopping online. Shop with over 2,700 top retailers, and choose from over 55,000 good causes.|
|AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.|
|Use Easysearch instead of any other search engine and raise money for your chosen good cause every time you search the web.|
|Everyclick search supports fundraisers and charities by raising money when searching the web, shopping with Give as you Live, creating fundraising pages and collecting sponsorship online or building fundraising groups at school, college or work.|
|Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website with a heart. You can shop for products from thousands of leading online retailers; use the price comparison tool to ensure you get the best price and even save money by using the exclusive offers and deals available on the site.|
|Giving.Cards is an all year round service that gives your charity or fundraising group the opportunity to have your own branded greeting card service and website which is provided FREE OF CHARGE.|
|The Giving Machine is an online shopping site that your supporters can use to raise funds for your cause at no extra cost to you or them.|