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Make a Donation

A bright idea & even brighter technology to help the third sector

09 April 2015 15:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Make a Donation is excited to announce Melbourne Server Hosting as a new sponsor of our vision to change the future of giving in the UK. Melbourne Server Hosting, which is part of UK cloud company iomart, is providing the fantastic technology behind our unique platform - making fee-free giving even better for the third sector.

make-a-donation.org is a unique fundraising and crowd-funding site - the only one in the UK which doesn’t charge charities any fees whatsoever. Whilst all other UK sites charge charities up to 6.3% in fees, we ensure that 100% of donations reaches the charity. We even pay the bank transaction charges for charities (saving 1.7% on average), something that no other site does. make-a-donation.org is passionate about fee-free fundraising and we have the simple vision of making fees for charities non-existent in the UK. Our platform is already proving this possible - the support of the business community and our sponsors makes fees for charities unnecessary at make-a-donation.org. Although our concept may sound simple, the technology behind it is rather more complicated.

Thanks to our new sponsors, Melbourne, we now have the right technology behind our idea. For make-a-donation.org to work for our charities, fundraisers and all the supporting businesses - we need to have 100% uptime. Why? Our site receives and processes donations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and our charities don’t want to lose out on any precious donations. David Finch, CEO of make-a-donation.org, comments ‘Ours is the only site in the UK where every penny donated goes to the charity it is intended for. Fee-free giving is the future for charitable giving and for this to work, our service needs to be available at any time of day.’ As it’s not always obvious when a fundraising campaign is going to take off, make-a-donation.org also needs both a flexible and robust solution. Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director at Melbourne, adds ‘We have worked with the team at Make a Donation to give their website visitors a fast user experience and to make the site and database robust enough to handle large volumes of donors.’ Melbourne’s sponsorship and support have ensured that every technological need is met and use of their cloud technology means that we can offer fee-free giving for the third sector around the clock.

Melbourne’s sponsorship is bringing us one step closer to changing the future of giving, with our fee-free and fault-free service. And it’s this greater co-operation from the business community that will guarantee much-needed change in the way giving is paid for in the UK.


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For further information, please contact: Rosa Hinton at rosa@make-a-donation.org

Or visit: www.make-a-donation.org
http://www.make-a-donation.org/articles/our-sponsors/

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David Finch

CEO

Tel: 01844 396 396

Email: david@purplefrog.co.uk


About Make a Donation

Make a Donation is the only UK fundraising & crowd-funding site where 100% of your donations goes to the charity. Whilst other fundraising sites (including JustGiving) charge up to 6.3% in fees, Make a Donation doesn’t charge charities any fees whatsoever and never will.

Make a Donation is so passionate about fee-free fundraising that it even pays the bank transaction charges for charities - saving a further 1.7% per donation on average, something that no other fundraising site does.

Our vision is to change the future of giving in the UK - we strive for a world where fees for charities are non-existent.

How is this possible? It’s with the help of the business community - whether it’s through sponsorship, an affiliate or a monthly subscription, our business partners help us pay all fees for charities.

Our business partners also help us reward the generosity of our donors and fundraisers by offering exclusive discounts for their brands.

In return, Make a Donation works with these businesses to improve their social responsibility, connect with their communities, enhance their brand and promote their offers to our community.

Make a Donation offers a simple, effective solution which benefits all involved. We call it #morethanjustgiving

www.make-a-donation.org

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