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Charity Checkout, a UCL Student Venture, Launches!

8 June 2011

Charity Checkout

Charity Checkout offers a great deal for small charities
New payment provider enables more small charities to benefit from online giving.

Until now, some small charities could only dream of securing committed givers online. Today that changed with the launch of Charity Checkout, a new payment provider which enables small charities to receive online donations without the burden of up-front fees.

From today, any charity who signs up at http://www.CharityCheckout.co.uk will receive an online account where they can manage their donations and set up custom payment pages for specific campaigns. Charity Checkout then pays out all the donations they receive in a single payment each month, with Gift Aid included. Furthermore, to get each charity started, Charity Checkout will also be giving away free advertising space on some of the UK’s most popular websites.

Launching Charity Checkout, its founder, Chester Mojay-Sinclare, said:

“Whether you raise £1,000 a year or £100,000 a year, Charity Checkout provides you with exactly the same service. It is now possible for custom payment pages to be set-up in seconds, so charities can run micro-fundraising campaigns on Twitter or Facebook. For small charities, this kind of low-cost, targeted campaigning will help them find committed donors they didn’t even know existed. I want to start a revolution; it is time small charities got their fair share of the action.”

According to the CAF 2009 Giving Report, 37% of all donors give by recurring methods with £14 more being given when donated in this way.

One charity who has already signed up is Volunteer Reading Help. Fundraising Officer, Lewis Spiers, said:

“Charity Checkout is a great way for us to manage our committed donors and run online fundraising campaigns. Their software allows us to set-up an unlimited number of branded payment pages. It’s easy to use and there are no up-front fees.”

Steve McGregor, Director and Co-Founder of Kit4Troops, agrees. He said:

“Charity Checkout is great because it’s flexible enough to work with small charities and still reliable enough to meet our high standards. It is an important tool for Kit4Troops that allows us to reclaim Gift Aid and receive regular donations without any hassle. That means more money goes right back into providing mail to troops in the field.”

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