Behind the scenes

02
Aug

Give.net launches victorious

02 August 12

A few Sundays ago I sat in the third row from the front of my church, playing on my iPhone and waiting for the service to start. My empire was just about to be crushed by the mighty French armies and all the cavalry in the world couldn’t have prevented it (I was playing Civilization Revolution)….

02
Mar

Welcome to give.net – your fundraising now starts here…

02 March 12

We have a seriously long history of helping generous people give.  In 2010 our giving accounts, which see us distribute around £50million each year, were made available online.  A bit like internet banking, but for giving. A few weeks after pressing the button to start online giving, the first enquiry came about online fundraising, and…

02
Mar

Why we love giving

02 March 12

That’s easy.  Simply put, we love giving because we believe that generosity is transformational… Opening up to the power of generosity transforms the life of the giver. We’ve seen it happen in countless others, and it never fails to inspire. And this transformation goes beyond just the person making the gift. We work hard to…

02
Mar

Purpose over profit – what we do with the leftovers

02 March 12

If you’ve not realised it yet, give.net is powered by Stewardship, one of the largest Christian charities in the UK.  We’ve been a charity since 1906 and we have no intention of changing that anytime soon. Being a charity makes us special in any number of ways (well, we think so anyway) but it also…

02
Mar

Agency vs. Charity

02 March 12

Ready for the science bit? Traditionally, fundraising page websites have been built using an agency relationship between the website and the charity being supported.  Complicated?  Not really.   Behind the scenes each of these providers have asked their registered charities to sign an agreement, allowing them to handle donations and reclaim Gift Aid on their behalf….

27
Feb

The science bit – giving with Stewardship

27 February 12

Giving with Stewardship is a bit like internet banking, just for all your charitable giving. And for thousands of people in the UK, it’s the most convenient way to organise all of their giving in one place. The idea of giving with Stewardship is simple. You make all your charitable gifts to Stewardship – in the…

27
Feb

How do we compare?

27 February 12

We don’t believe that giving needs to be a competitive business but, for those that are interested, here’s how we compare to other similar providers. Provider Charity Fee Gift costs Debit Card Fee Credit Card Fee Set-up Fee Regular Subscription Give.net N/A FREE 3% FREE* 1% (Company 2%) Justgiving N/A £15 Monthly 5% 17p 1.3%…