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Winchester Business Excellence Awards Finalist

We are proud to announce that Donater was nominated and chosen as a finalist in the Digital Innovation category of Winchester Business Excellence Awards.

It’s been apparent for a while that charities need to embrace digital technology as a part of their fundraising strategy and campaigns.

This year we’ve seen how important digital fundraising can be, and how vital cashless, contactless donation options are. 2020 may have brought challenges and difficulties, but it’s also been the source of inspiration, innovation and change for many businesses and charities striving to survive the pandemic.

Our Story

Donater technology was born from working closely with various Winchester based charities. We’ve travelled throughout the UK, building the infrastructure for a multitude of high-profile events. We know how charitable organisations (large and small) successfully fundraise, and the tools they need to help them.

We saw a need for easy to use, simple to implement, non-expensive donation technology. So, we built the tools needed to fill the gap.

The first lockdown acted as a catalyst and gave us the time and focus needed to launch our platform and suite of fundraising tools. We are so passionate about helping good causes to raise vital funds through digital donation technology.

Here at Donater we know how important each donation is. We understand you want to use it to do good rather than paying large fees. You have limited time, and we know you want to raise as much money as possible in the time that you have.

Our lightbulb moment happened during Winchester’s largest one day charitable event back in 2018. It was whilst volunteering at the annual fireworks display that regularly raises in excess of £60K. The buckets full of cash were too heavy to hold, and that’s when we knew we needed to be able to accept contactless donations.

Our Online Fundraising Technology

We developed a range of digital fundraising tools that would help charitable organisations and good causes to raise money online and through mobile payments.

  • Online Donater Donation Page – A customisable web page that can be linked to your website through a Donate button. It’s easily shared on social media platforms, email newsletters and other communication.
  • QR Codes – Our QR codes can be placed almost anywhere. They don’t need power or Wi-Fi, yet enable potential donors to simply scan the code on their smartphone and donate. Donors are taken to a donation page where they can pay within seconds using Apple Pay or Google Pay. Or they can enter their credit or debit details. Cashless, contactless, simple and quick.
  • NFC Tags – Our Smart Stickers use both QR code and NFC tag technology. Donors with NFC enabled smartphones simply tap the sticker and are taken straight to an online donation page.

In The Community

It all started in our home city. We are so thrilled to see our online fundraising tools being used in our local community, where it all began.

From Santa Sleighs to Christmas tree sponsor boards! We couldn’t be happier to see our digital donation technology being used for good causes across Winchester and beyond.

We are really proud to be recognised in our community for digital innovation. It’s an honour to have been a finalist in the Winchester Business Excellence Awards in this category.

We are committed to digital innovation in our field. Our drive to continuously evolve our digital fundraising tools to help those that need it most is unstoppable.

Watch this space – Let’s see what 2021 will bring.

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