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National Funding Scheme’s DONATE goes national

DONATE, the digital and mobile giving platform designed specifically for the arts and heritage sector, has completed its pilot phase and is now available to any UK arts and heritage charity to help them raise funds through instant digital on-site donations.

Combining QR, Near-Field Communication, web app and SMS/text giving into one interface, it allows for the instant capture of Gift Aid, as well as the sharing of donor data, subject to permissions. Average donations during the six month trial phase were £150 per organisation per month with individual donations ranging from £3 to £1562. The parent body, NFS, charges no monthly or joining fees and collects a 4% royalty on all funds transacted. A self-serve portal allows organisations via the NFS website to launch themselves and their fund raising causes.

See here for further information.