Exeter, September 2018
Charity e-card initiative DontSendMeACard.com reports that the number of charity registrations to the platform has more than doubled in a year.
Founder Alex Furness says “Last Christmas was a record year in donations with charities seeing a sizeable amount donated in lieu of cards. We’re delighted to see so many more causes join to fundraise for Christmas 2018."
The site allows charities to create an account and upload their own e-card artwork, and then share with supporters a unique donation page to give in lieu of Christmas cards.
After donating what they would have spent on sending cards, the donor then receives a link to a page where they can send e-cards with personalised messages to their friends and family.
Charities gain access to their own account dashboard where they can manage their campaigns and access fundraising resources built by the initiative.
Alex adds “It works for charities to offer this as a solution for Christmas cards as not everyone wants to perform the chore of sending physical cards. Also many prefer to give the cost of cards and stamps – but also want to mark the occasion – which can be done in a few clicks using our system.”
Charities planning what to offer their supporters in the run up to Christmas 2018 can find out more at 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
- An account dashboard for charities to manage campaigns
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
- 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
- Read our Mission and Vision
- How charities can benefit from the initiative on Slideshare
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