Setting up an online donation page

Thank you for wanting to fundraise for PID UK!  Fundraising is a challenge but giving online is the easiest way to get your supporters to donate.  Here we give tips for setting up that all important donation page.

PID UK is registered on JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, so making it easier for you.  These companies have different cost structures which impact on how much PID UK will benefit from your fundraising.

For transparency:   

  • JustGiving charges charities 5% commission on donations, 5% on Gift Aid and a 1.25% card-processing fee.
  • Virgin Money charges charities a 2% transaction fee on donations and a 1.45% card-processing fee.

How these charges affect how much PID UK actually gets is illustrated below.

Setting up a fundraising page

First of all decide which online platform you want to use.

To set up a Just Giving fundraising page click here and for Virgin Money Giving click here.

Once you’ve created your fundraising page, you’ll be given the option of customising it.

  1. Tell your story: Publicise your story so that your potential supporters can see why you are supporting and fundraising for PID UK.
  2. Set a target: Specify on your page the amount of money you’re hoping to raise. Make the target achievable to encourage people to support you.
  3. Add a photo: Post a photograph of yourself (if possible, wearing your PID UK running vest or T-shirt) to help personalise your page.
  4. Share your page everywhere: Email, post and tweet your fundraising page to everyone you know.

Good luck and thank you for supporting PID UK!