Virgin Money Giving is Ending | Alternative for Charities – Donorbox

Virgin Money Giving is Ending | Alternative for Charities – Donorbox

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In 2009, Virgin Money established Money Giving to help charities raise money online. The organization has been a primary sponsor of the London Marathon for the last 12 years. On November 30, 2021, the sponsorship and business will end.

Charities that depend on this company to raise funds online do not have to worry. There are other excellent and affordable options.

Donorbox understands fundraising for a charity can get expensive without the right tools. We provide an online donation platform, donor management system, and several online fundraising features to charities of all sizes.

Switching to Donorbox is quick and easy. Charities do not need documentation to register, and within only minutes, organizations can create a new account and donation forms for each of their campaigns at no extra charge. Donorbox integrates seamlessly with websites using Wix, Weebly, WordPress, SquareSpace, and more. Thanks to these options, many U.K. charities have already made the switch!

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Quality and Affordable Options

  1. Customizable Donation Forms
  2. Accepts More Languages and Currencies
  3. Recurring Donations
  4. Detailed Donor Management
  5. Additional Fundraising Tools

Why You Can Count on Donorbox

  1. Safe and Secure
  2. Automates Mundane Tasks
  3. Tracks Your Successes

Here’s Why Donorbox is the Best Alternative for Virgin Money Giving


Quality And Affordable Options

With no contract, no start-up fee, and our low processing fee of 1.5%, Donorbox remains the most affordable online donation platform out there. Donors want to know their gifts are helping make a difference. With that in mind, Donorbox allows donors to cover 100% of the operational and payment processing fees.


1. Customizable Donation Forms

Branding is vital when building trust in an organization. With that in mind, Donorbox allows charities to customize their online donation forms to fit their organization and campaign branding. Current donors can help a charity’s branding by adding honest and moving testimonials at any time directly on donation forms. Powerful statements from these donors will encourage more people to give and share their experiences.

A good example would be Operation Smile United Kingdom‘s customized donation form. Have a look at the picture below to see how well they’ve customized their donation form to make it convenient for donors as well as ensure maximum donations (with UK Gift Aid feature, a donation tier, a custom amount field, and more).

 


2. Accepts More Languages and Currencies

U.K. charities may have had difficulty collecting funds globally for their programs. With Donorbox, organizations can now include campaign forms using 11 different languages and accept funds from close to 40 currencies.

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Donors can mark donations as Gift Aid so they can reclaim taxes on them. Charities can enable Gift Aid based on donor locations. You can learn more here about how to claim Gift Aid for your organization.


3. Recurring Donations

People donate online because of the ease and convenience. Donorbox makes it even easier for donors to regularly give weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual donations. By instantly creating a donor account after their first gift, donors can create their own login and password and fully manage their recurring donations.

Charities can then include these donations in their annual budget and are notified when donors upgrade, change, or cancel their recurring donations. Organizations can analyze and sort recurring donors by amounts, plans, and actions. This tracking allows charities to send segmented messages to donors and see a better response rate from their communication pieces.

For example, the below form on the Muso website includes all the recurring intervals possible in it. Their donors can easily select one by clicking it and make their first donation. The next time they won’t need to worry. The amount will be deducted from their chosen payment method as per the interval. It’s much easier for people who want to keep helping a cause they care about. When you make it possible, they appreciate it.

 


4. Detailed Donor Management

Once a donor gives, it is essential to collect as much contact information as possible to continue that relationship. Donorbox’s donor management system allows charities to keep a record of all donor gifts and communications.

Charities will get notifications based on each donor’s gifts and actions. These moment notifications allow charities to keep track of all recurring donation changes.

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Charities can also add internal notes and donor details to record details for each supporter and merge duplicate donors records to keep their system clean and easy to use. These details also make it easy for you to send customized donation receipts to your donors on a recurring/year-end basis.


5. Additional Fundraising Tools

In addition to online donation forms, Donorbox provides charities with several online fundraising tools to raise more funds and reach a larger audience.

5.1 Email Management

Donorbox has partnered with Mailchimp so charities can easily sync donors with email lists. With this feature, charities can send out branded emails to your current donor list and raise more funds for individual campaigns and programs.

5.2 Crowdfunding

Word of mouth can have a greater impact on donations than any marketing campaign. Charities can turn their donors into fundraisers by creating crowdfunding campaigns for programs and supporting their donors with inspiring stories and updated information.

Organizations can create Customisable crowdfunding pages and share images and information online through emails and social media posts. Charities can keep their donors encouraged with regular updates on how close the campaign is to reaching its goal. Here’s a great example for you –

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5.3 Company Gift Matching

Donorbox has partnered with Double the Donation to allow charities to increase their revenue through company matching gift programs. Many companies match their employees’ gifts to charities of their choice. Charities can educate their donor base on these matching gifts and help them find out if their company offers that option. With matching gifts, charities can increase their revenue without needing to finding new donors.

With Donorbox, company matching is absolutely hassle-free. Once donors have selected their employer’s name from the drop-down and made the donation, we send them a link to a donation matching page (branded with your logo and tax ID, etc.) where they’ll find all the details about their employer’s matching procedure. This way, you have nothing to worry about but get to double, sometimes triple your donation with it. Here’s how simple but apparent the widget looks like on a Donorbox form

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Why You Can Count On Donorbox

Donorbox has proven itself as an affordable option, providing several benefits to charities. Thanks to our donation processing system, and integrations with time-saving apps, charities can feel safe and secure accepting gifts online.

1. Safe and Secure

Donorbox provides SSL/TLS encryption and anti-fraud measures to protect campaign forms from fraud. Donorbox does not store any card information and follows all customer authentication requirements.

2. Automates Mundane Tasks

Thanks to Donorbox’s partnerships with Zapier and Salesforce, charities can automate mundane tasks and eliminate wasted time.

3. Tracks Your Successes

Campaigns must prove successful before gaining internal support from charity boards and donors. Donorbox allows charities to track each campaign and marketing effort using analytics tools like Google Analytics, eCommerce, Adwords, and Facebook Pixel.


Don’t Wait Too Long!

Over 50,000 charities in 40+ countries around the world use Donorbox to raise more funds online. Thousands of U.K. charities have already joined this global community.

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Charities can view the closing of Virgin Mobile Giving as the opportunity it is. Sign up for Donorbox and find an affordable option with several unique and helpful features. Remember, Virgin Mobile Giving closes on November 30, 2021. For more information on why Donorbox is an excellent option for your charity, visit our FAQ page. For fundraising tips and tricks, check out our blog.

Kristine Ensor is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience working with local and international nonprofits. As a nonprofit professional she has specialized in fundraising, marketing, event planning, volunteer management, and board development.

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