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01st Oct 2022

An Irish Fundraising Platform is making giving easier this winter


A worthy cause.

Or many, it would seem.

Ireland’s leading fundraising platform,, is making the act of giving easier than ever before with the launch of its newest fundraising offering.

The launch comes as the Irish-owned, family-run business celebrates a remarkable milestone after supporting 4,000 causes with over 1.6 million donors nationwide.

Together the fundraising platform has helped the nation raise a total of over €62 million for charitable causes across the country.

And during that time, iDonate provided support for a huge number of national fundraisers, including some noteworthy campaigns such as Climb With Charlie and Ray D’Arcy’s Marathon Challenge for LauraLynn.

With more than 10 years of experience in digital fundraising, the iDonate team have applied their expertise to develop the launch of their latest offering for fundraisers – Crowdfunding Pages.

Personal causes could include raising money for medical treatment on behalf of a family member or friend, financial support for a family facing tragic circumstances or support for someone looking to achieve a goal or fulfil a dream

The iDonate team have brought technological innovation to the fundraising sector, advancing across many areas including contactless donation tools, virtual mapping technology and online raffle creators. Developed in conjunction with UX experts, the latest move will allow fundraisers to easily set up a Crowdfunder page on in a quick, user-friendly manner.

In contrast to fundraising pages, which a supporter can set up in aid of a registered charity or organisation (e.g. a school or club), a Crowdfunding page can be set up for a more personal cause, and the design and language of iDonate’s Crowdfunding pages uniquely reflect this purpose.

Donations will be sent directly to the verified Crowdfunder, with quick and safe, contactless payment options available for donors.

With 1 percent lower service fees than the leading Crowdfunding competitor, Crowdfunders can raise more with iDonate and most importantly, users are vetted and verified, so that donors can trust the Crowdfunder they are supporting.

Top Tips For Crowdfunders – How to Raise More
Choose the best platform for your Crowdfunder
There is a range of Crowdfunding platforms to choose from, but not all are
the same. For example, iDonate offers 1% lower service fees than the leading
competitor and provides full verification for Crowdfunders, helping them to
raise more.
Plan ahead
Before setting up your Crowdfunding page, think about your campaign and the
key details you will need e.g., the title for your campaign/page, your fundraising
target, how long you plan to run the Crowdfunder for, what the funds will be
used for, etc.
Put thought into your page imagery
The imagery is the first thing that visitors will notice when they land on your
Crowdfunding page, so be sure to choose good quality, eye-catching images
that give a sense of your Crowdfunder and the story behind it.
Write a compelling story
Put some time into writing the story for your Crowdfunding page and be sure
to mention key details for example why you are crowdfunding, how the funds
will be spent, your relationship with the person you are fundraising for, etc. A
Crowdfunder is a personal appeal, so don’t be afraid to share the personal story
behind it.
Get your Crowdfunding page out there
People can only support your Crowdfunder if they know about it! Plan the
different ways you will promote your page and dedicate time to this to make
your Crowdfunder a success. For example, sharing the link on social media,
asking friends or colleagues to share the page on their social channels,
creating posters for community noticeboards with a QR code that links to the
page, approaching your local radio station to ask for coverage, announcing
fundraising milestones etc.