Digital fundraising has become one of the most popular and effective ways for people to support the causes they care about most. With Covid-19 keeping us all stuck indoors and unable to fundraise in the traditional ways, such as by hosting bake sales or running marathons, the importance of digital fundraising has exploded. It can all seem a bit overwhelming at first, with such a variety of online giving platforms out there. So we’ve collated some of the easiest to use digital fundraising platforms below, to make supporting us simpler than ever!
Text to donate
Text to donate codes are brilliant because they are so quick and easy and allow you to donate from anywhere. I’m sure you’re used to seeing these on TV shows such as Children in Need or Stand up to Cancer Great British Bake Off but now we have our own.
Simply text LEEDSMENCAP followed by your donation amount to 70085, to give that amount. It’s as simple as that!
It is worth noting that any texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
Easy fundraising allows you to donate to your chosen cause whilst you do your everyday shopping. Easy fundraising has hundreds of your favourite retailers to choose from such as Argos, Tesco and John Lewis. Just start your online shopping through easy fundraising and the site makes a donation when you shop, at no extra cost to you.
Easy Fundraising also allows you to set up a handy reminder for when you shop online- with a pop up letting you know that Easy Fundraising is active.
Simply visit Easy Fundraising to get started or see the handy video below for more information on how it works!
Amazon Smile Works the same way as Amazon.co.uk. However, it has the added benefit of allowing you to nominate a charity when you purchase items. Amazon then donates 0.5% of the purchase cost (excluding VAT and shipping) to your nominated charity at no extra cost to you, so your shopping experience stays the same but you get to raise money for your chosen cause.
To get started Go to Amazon Smile , log into your amazon account, chose Leeds Mencap and start shopping!
Amazon wish list
Another great way to give through Amazon is by purchasing an item directly from our Amazon Wish List. This is a list of products we have curated that will benefit our youth clubs, play schemes, specialist nursery and The Vinery Centre as a whole.
This is a great option if you want to see exactly what your money is going towards. It is also super easy as anything you purchase from the list can be delivered directly to us.
Visit our amazon wish list here
Perhaps one of the most well-known online donation platforms is Just Giving. Just giving allows you to give a one off donation or set up a regular donation.
Simply visit our just giving page here to donate.