Fundraising Tips & Advice


Fundraise for less

It’s the season of fundraising – from charity runs to epic cycling adventures. We have some exclusive fundraising vouchers, to help you along the way. All you need to do is start your fundraising through us and we’ll reward you with MaDpoints. Not only will it benefit you, but it means 100% of your hard-earned fundraising money will go to your charity, unlike all other UK donation sites. Remember, the more money you raise, the more MaDpoints you get!

Not only will you be ensuring that ALL your money goes to a great cause, but you’ll get some fab discounts on your fundraising kit too. Take a look at our top 3 fundraising vouchers:


Angels Fancy Dress

15% off Fancy Dress

1,500 MaDpoints each  angels

Angels is the UK’s largest fancy dress and professional costume hire company- supplying the perfect outfit for your charity fundraising event. You can find all their outfits online or at either of their stores in Shaftesbury Avenue and Hendon. They provide a wide selection of costumes, accessories, wigs, masks and make-up so you can look your wackiest at your event!

Looking for a fancy dress outfit? Take a look at their voucher.



20% off A4 Photo Book

1,000 MaDpoints each  photogether

Want a lovely way to commemorate your fundraising event? Photogether is an online store offering photo books, perfect for storing all the memories of your fundraising. They also supply camera accessories and inkjet papers if you want some gadgets to help take the photos. This voucher offers you 20% off an A4 landscape photo book, a fab discount!

Want a fundraising keepsake? Take a look at their voucher.


2 Wheels Cycles

£10 off Servicing

1,000 MaDpoints each  2 wheels

Are you raising money for charity with a cycling challenge and need to get your bike in tip top condition? 2 Wheels Cycles offers a range of bikes and accessories, as well as a team of expert mechanics providing professional servicing and carrying out repairs. This voucher offers you £10 off all servicing labour charges when you spend £50 or more in their workshop.

Ready to give your bike some TLC? Take a look at their voucher.


Remember, 100% of your fundraising money goes straight to the charity on Make a Donation. Best of luck with your event and get fundraising!


Written on August 7th, 2014


Written on June 20th, 2014 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

FUNdraising – Time for Tennis With Wimbledon upon us, it’s time to dig out your tennis rackets and help raise some money for a worthy (and sporty) cause – Sports Traider. Sports Traider makes sports equipment affordable for kids who would otherwise be unable to get involved in sports – no matter how talented they […]

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Written on June 19th, 2014 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

We believe in more than just giving. If you have a celebration coming up, be it a milestone birthday, your wedding day or even in anticipation for Christmas, why not forgo the usual presents and set up a charity gift list instead? Many couples these days are already so set up at home that sometimes […]

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Social Media Charities

Using social media effectively for your charity

Written on January 3rd, 2014 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

Charities are increasingly turning to social media to engage with their supporters, fundraisers and donors, but there is still some reluctance for charities to really get on board with social media. 80% of 18-24 year olds and 73% of 25-34 year olds use Facebook and Twitter respectively, so social media is especially important for charities […]

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Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving – Can You Increase Your Share in Today’s Economic Environment

Written on November 15th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

There are many factors affecting the level of charitable giving and whilst the economic climate is a key consideration there are plenty of ways you can improve your charities ability to raise funds, you just need to start thinking differently. The world has changed a lot over the last five years and it will change […]

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Community awareness: spread your name in your local area

Written on October 18th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

Have you ever stopped to wonder how many people in your local area know that your group exists? Do you publicise or rely on word-of-mouth? While you may pay for adverts in small local papers and parish magazines, these only have a very narrow readership and increasingly today these go unread as we go online […]

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Fundraising ideas for junior schools: put the FUN into Fundraising

Written on September 12th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

There are two types of school fundraising: raising funds for the school, usually organised by the PTA; and student fundraising for external charities. We believe that getting children involved in fundraising is an excellent way to teach them about helping others and community values. It can also be great fun.

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Raising money during a period of financial uncertainty: the difficulties faced by small NFPs in the current financial climate

Written on September 12th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

Financial uncertainty, financial crisis, the depression, “double-dip”: these are all words bandied about by the government, newspapers and on the radio. We all know the basics: money is short everywhere, jobs are scarce and the country is struggling to move on. Unfortunately this hasn’t reduced the number of people in the world in need of help, if anything, it has increased it.

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Raising your profile in the local area: cost-effective marketing for the local community

Written on September 12th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

How do you see marketing right now? It’s expensive? It’s for large corporates? It’s all television adverts and large billboards?

What about local marketing? An insert in the local paper? A small sign on the street corner? Handing out fliers?

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Community Matters: How could you make your community a better place to live?

Written on September 12th, 2012 by and filed in Fundraising Tips & Advice

At Make-a-Donation our goal is to bring communities together and make them stronger and happier places to live. In the busy world that we live in today it’s very easy to think no further than our own front gardens and fail to consider those who share our community. What we believe is missing is the appreciation of how rewarding it can be to be a part of the community, contributing and benefiting from local facilities, and more importantly the friendships that can be built between neighbours (even if you live on the opposite side of the town).

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