Charity Checkout Blog

CharityCheckout supports charities during #givingtuesdaynow with #hairraising campaign

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 05/05/20 15:19

Today Giving Tuesday hold an extra global day of giving, called #GivingTuesdayNow, in response to the coronavirus emergency. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity to celebrate and support charities who have stepped up and reached out to support our families, friends and communities during this difficult time and who are continuing with their important work in challenging circumstances. It’s also a day to share a message of thanks on social media or a heart in a front window as a sign of gratitude to all essential workers supporting communities.  Giving Tuesday began in the US in 2012, and has...

CharityCheckout launches Strava integration with virtual events & fundraising product

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 16/04/20 10:55

This week we’re announcing the integration of Strava with our virtual events and fundraising product. This will let charity supporters record and easily share their indoor or outdoor fitness activity as well as giving them the ability to update videos and pictures from their runs, cycles or at home workouts. The is part of a wider Fundraising and Event registration product update to help charities better navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Our virtual events capability lets charities create remote participation events and fundraising challenges based on both individual and overall event targets. The targets can be either distance or time based...

Charity Champions webinar series:
#1 Virtual Events, Real Results: 5 steps to driving cost effective online fundraising

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 15/04/20 10:36

Our Charity Champions webinar series will be running a session called Virtual Events, Real Results: 5 steps to driving cost effective online fundraising next Wednesday 22nd April at 10am. This will cover the key success factors in driving impactful online fundraising from virtual events. With thousands of physical events and activities cancelled because of the coronavirus, our webinar is going to look at how important it is to move to virtual events now and how to get things up and running. Virtual events themselves can be anything at all – what’s important is getting your supporters excited about combining their...

The Big Give’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 26/03/20 14:26

The Big Give has launched a match funding campaign to raise vital income for those that have been hit hardest by the rapid spread of Covid-19, doubling all donations while funds last – already £500,000 in match funding has been made available. Charity Checkout is working to support the campaign as The Big Give’s donation processing partner. All donations made through The Big Give’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal will go to the National Emergencies Trust (NET)’s Coronavirus Appeal, launched by the Duke of Cambridge and supported by media, businesses and government. These funds will be distributed to charitable organisations and community...

Changing our payment cycle: COVID-19 ‘Advanced Payouts’

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 25/03/20 10:51

As a part of our ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and to help charities whose cash flow is being impacted, we are today rolling out our ‘Advanced Payouts’ process. For our clients in need of urgent funds, this will mean they can have transfers of donation amounts over £100 on request. Charities can arrange this by contacting us on or read further info here. We understand what a difficult time it is for charities right now, and throughout the crisis the team here at CharityCheckout will be doing all we can to support charities. Another part of...

COVID-19 appeal: How charities are fundraising

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 17/03/20 17:36

We understand what a difficult time it is for charities at present, and during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis we will be doing all we can to support you and help maintain your fundraising income. We are already working with a number of charities on specific COVID-19 campaigns to help them through this difficult period. CharityCheckout was created to help charities connect with their supporters, and during these difficult times, we will be working as hard as we can to help you to continue to do that. We have worked with 4,000 charities and 25% of donations we are currently processing...

We’ve acquired Primo Events to create the next generation of event fundraising tools together

Posted by on 27/11/19 7:30

Every year, millions of people get together to do brilliant things for worthy causes all over the globe. Whether they’re running a marathon or a cake stall, they’re doing something to make our world better. That’s why since 2012, we’ve made it our mission to connect people with the causes that matter to them, supporting them through our branded and personalised online fundraising products. Fast forward to today and we’re pleased to announce we’ve found a new way to support our charities and their supporters. As the new year approaches, CharityCheckout is set to expand into event registration through the...

CharityCheckout drops platform fee to 0% for charities

Posted by on 21/11/19 12:25

Personalised and branded fundraising technology provider CharityCheckout has dropped its 5% platform fee on donations, resulting in reduced costs and millions of pounds in potential savings for clients. The move follows CharityCheckout’s research into market trends and a survey of 1,448 of its charity clients in June to identify how they felt about platform fees. The results revealed support for a range of fee models with the most popular being a voluntary contribution approach. In response, CharityCheckout is removing its 5% platform fee and instead asking donors if they wish to voluntarily contribute to the cost of the charities’ fundraising....

Big Give Christmas Challenge adds Apple Pay

Posted by on 11/11/19 9:52

CharityCheckout is adding Apple Pay to support The Big Give's Christmas challenge. The Big Give has announced its biggest fundraising target of £14 million for its match giving campaign this year. Charity Checkout, the campaign’s payments processing partner, is introducing Apple Pay to the giving platform to enhance the campaign’s appeal to the growing proportion of givers that like to pay from their mobile. The UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, is gearing up for a record breaking campaign for 2019, aiming to raise £14 million+ in just one week.  This consolidates its position as the...

Charity Checkout partner with Run for Charity

Run For Charity partner with Charity Checkout to launch ‘Fundraise For Charity’

Posted by Chester Mojay-Sinclare on 09/04/19 8:59

Run For Charity is pleased to announce Charity Checkout will power ‘Fundraise For Charity’ which is a new innovative integration creating a much-improved supporter journey for participants who sign up for events through Run For Charity. Charity Checkout’s fundraising technology will be integrated into the existing event registration process in which event fundraisers will be asked to set up their fundraising page as soon as they’ve purchased their ticket. CEO of Run For Charity, Mark Ussher said: “We believe that this partnership will give fundraisers a better user journey. It will also help our charity partners increase their fundraising page...

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