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In 5 years of partnership with the PayPal Giving Fund, online donations platform Givey, ranked Number One Fundraising platform on MoneySavingExpert.com*, has facilitated £1m in donations for 8,000 charities from its UK-base. From August, Givey will move to a global model, allowing those who want to do good for others from across the globe to use the online platform and generate funds to support their projects.

Givey, a social enterprise which ensures 100% of donations (including Gift Aid) go to the intended charity, will for the first time, facilitate global funding for ‘Projects’ from August 1st.

Alongside its current model, Givey will provide the vetting and payments system to anyone who wants to solve a problem for others by raising the funds they need to alleviate some of the world's most prominent crises and concerns.

These Givey ‘Projects’, as they will be known, can be for registered or non-registered charities, groups of people, individuals or organisations from anywhere around the world. An example could be a local society or hospice that lacks charitable status but wanted to help a member of its community - all the way through to brand new tech ideas with the potential to help alleviate the suffering of millions.

With offices in Surrey and Newcastle, Givey will now concentrate on international expansion to open up the platform to anyone trying to find solutions for otherwise anywhere in the world. The move has been made easier by a new partnership with international payment service Stripe, which offers flexible payout dates for charities and greater control over the data received, greatly improving the payment processing experience for Givey’s users, charities and paying businesses.

Givey’s ‘fees covered by’ service allows businesses to cover the 5% transaction fee on projects, specific content or employees donations in order to both boost brand equity and keep Givey free for givers.

Givey already works with train operating company London Midland and investment technology provider FNZ to facilitate instant donation matching, proven to deepen employee engagement and increase donations in an employee experiment with Ogilvy Labs earlier this year.

Using new content donation mechanism ‘Givey Share’**, people around the world will be able to create projects to raise money for causes close to their heart.

Dave Erasmus, founder and CEO of Givey said,

“I believe these changes will help us deliver our vision of helping people to solve huge global problems through the internet, having spent five years raising money in the UK.

“By expanding internationally and opening ourselves out to projects, we want to focus on helping big thinking, charitable entrepreneurs to solve problems for others uninhibited by the onerous process of being approved by the charity commission in their country. This, combined with our innovative social giving mechanism, provides the best of the #ALS Ice Bucket phenomena combined with the power of direct action from the crowd.”

He concluded,

“I am incredibly excited about the future of Givey and think we have a chance to solve some really big and important problems together through the power of the internet crowd.”

* No. 1 Fundraising Platform on Money Saving Expert – a ranking regularly checked and updated to ensure fees etc.

** Givey Share:

With Givey, users can simply copy the URL of a stirring video, image, link or any digital content and paste it into Givey Share, choosing one of more than 8,000 charities to donate to (minimum £1). The content can then be shared on linked social media channels, allowing others to easily, within a few clicks, donate to the same or a different cause as a direct result of the content.

Since launching the feature in April 2015, more than £180,000 has been raised using it (JUNE 2015).

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

Rich Leigh / Founder and Director
rich@richleighandco.com / Mob:07917656966
Rich Leigh & Company
Office: 01452 698765
http://www.richleighandco.com

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