Exeter, September 2017
UK charities are joining a social enterprise that provides them with a new income stream using an innovative take on the £1.7bn greeting card market1.
DontSendMeACard.com provides a comprehensive fundraising toolset for charities to encourage supporters to send digital cards and donate the cost of printed cards to their cause.
Over 100 UK charities have joined the venture including names such as Headway, Sumatran Orangutan Society, the British Deaf Association and the Royal Life Saving Society.
The platform offers charities a high level of customisation including the uploading of custom ecard artwork and the creation of fundraising pages for different occasions.
Individual and corporate supporters can then donate the cost equivalent of cards and stamps, and send ecards via email or share to Facebook.
"The system is built for charities – and with a host of tools and promotional materials at their disposal – they can very easily start fundraising after joining. We've seen generous individuals give as much as £200.00 in lieu of cards and stamps, making it a great source of additional charitable income this Christmas," says Alex Furness, Founder.
Charities can join at www.DontSendMeACard.com
DontSendMeACard in summary provides:
- The function to send ecards and donate the cost of greeting cards and stamps. View How it Works
- Upon donating up to 100 ecards can be sent to recipients (companies can purchase a higher volume)
- Ecards can also be posted to Facebook
Using the system:
- Individuals send ecards by selecting a charity and an occasion to send cards for and donating via PayPal
- Charities can register to become a Listed Charity and access a range of fundraising resources
- Companies can support a charity with corporate ecards and encouraging employee usage
- The social enterprise was started in 2013. Founded by Alex Furness of Future Imaging and Craig Lawson of Web Engineer, both based in Exeter.
- Background story
- Case study of corporate usage by Global Quantum
- Read our Mission and Vision
- How charities can benefit from the initiative on Slideshare
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