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Processing Fees

Written on January 10th, 2018 by and filed in Make a Donation News & Info

We at Make a Donation Limited have always believed that profit should not be made from monies donated by the public to their chosen causes. Since we started in 2011, we have followed this mantra to the extent that we have absorbed the charges made by payment processors.

Due to changes in PCI compliance, the way aggregators of funds are being asked to change and the up and coming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are affecting our business we have had to make some changes to our business model. As a result from the 1st February, 2018, we are going to have to make a small deduction of 2.5% to cover the processing charges we currently pay on your behalf. This will enable us to cover all of the relevant and necessary costs of processing payments made through our platform. In doing so we can continue to operate the business thereby offering donors and organisations alike the opportunity to give and receive at a consistent minimal cost. Details of the changes will appear in the relevant terms shortly.

We would like to make it clear that no payment will be made to a director or shareholder as a result of these changes. We continue to believe that profit should not be made from donations that have been given by donors to help and support chosen causes. In this particular instance, we believe that providing notice of the changes is appropriate.


Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters

Written on November 17th, 2016 by and filed in Supporting your community, Tips for businesses

Why CSR matters According to CEO of Net Impact, Liz Maw claims that CSR is becoming a lot more popular as forward-thinking companies embed sustainability into the core of their business operations to create shared value for business and society. Maw makes the point that “Sustainability isn’t just important for people and the planet, but also […]

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How To Advertise Your Business as Socially Responsible

Written on November 4th, 2016 by and filed in Supporting your community, Tips for businesses

In this day in age when it comes to marketing, the best way to go is to become Socially responsible. It wont only help people in the world who need it most but it will also set your business apart from the rest. There are so many companies trying to get their name out there, […]

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Social Responsibility: What is it?

Written on October 31st, 2016 by and filed in Make a Donation News & Info, Tips for businesses

Starting out at the complete basics, maybe you’re interested in socially responsible marketing but still have a few questions, what makes it responsible? Why is it my duty to market responsibly?   What is it? It’s all to do with ethics, like some what of an ethical frame work that suggests an entity, (referring to an […]

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Socially Responsible Marketing: Get Started!

Written on October 14th, 2016 by and filed in Make a Donation News & Info

Click play to learn how you can get in on Socially responsible marketing and how we can help you make the transition with ease! Learn what Socially Responsible marketing is, who’s making use of it, great examples, and how we can help you achieve results as well. Take the next step and claim those double […]

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3 Project Ideas To Help Your Community For Pubs and Restaurants

Written on October 12th, 2016 by and filed in Make a Donation News & Info

There are so many great ways to raise money for charities and support your community but sometimes too much choice can make you indecisive. If you’re stumped, here are 3 really good ideas to inspire you and keep you sane!   1) You can hold a scrabble / open mic / game night, where a […]

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5 Tips To Master Marketing For Pubs

Written on September 30th, 2016 by and filed in Supporting your community, Tips for businesses

I’m sure you’ve seen many forms of posts talking about marketing tips and tricks… Ignore them all and read this because this is the one stop list that you need to be able to totally master marketing for your pub! Interested in socially responsible marketing to grow your business? Click here to download our free Socially […]

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How do You Contribute to Your Community Through Your Business?

Written on September 23rd, 2016 by and filed in Make a Donation News & Info, Supporting your community, Tips for businesses

Contributing to your community through your business is not only beneficial for those you’re helping, but your business also can really benefit! So what are you doing to help your community? Do you have a whole list of activities going or is that list non-existent? It’s fine if it is, you can start now with inspiration […]

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Make a Donation is a fundraising site designed to help charities, not for profit organisations and their supporters raise more money.

Make a Donation is unique - it is the only site that truly ensures 100% of all money and gift aid (where applicable) goes to the charity. We even pay all bank and processing charges for the charity.

Make a Donation is also unique as it rewards charity supporters with MaDpoints. A simple easy to use reward and loyalty scheme where you can collect points and then redemm these against offers our business partners display on our site.

Our belief is that businesses and charities can work closely together to the benefit not just of themselves but also the charity supporter. By supporting your favourite charity you can support businesses both national and local by using their offers, who in turn are supporting our charities by ensuring we can keep the site fee free for them.

We help charities by providing not only fee free fundraising, but registration to events, data mangament and marketing support. We give them free access to digital tools to help them spread the word about their campaigns and events. We add value to those we work with, we are not just another fundraising site.

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