5 No-Cost Tips to Grow Your Fundraising with JustGiving

February 16, 2021 Brian Isaac

The importance of the work you do at your charity or school can’t be understated. 

You produce the social good that creates a strong economy, and we don't think you should have to pay exorbitant costs or ongoing software subscription fees just to help others. 

The best part is that you no longer need a huge budget or heaps of hours each week to achieve amazing online fundraising results.

Start here: try these five JustGiving fundraising tools that add up to a grand total of $0.00.


1. Fundraise free with a website for your campaign or appeal 

How convenient would it be to have all your online fundraising in one place? 

As shown in Blackbaud's 2020 Charitable Giving Report, online giving has grown 21% year over year, with 28% of those transactions coming from a mobile device.

It's clear that today's donors want quick, efficient ways to give to their favourite cause.

With Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising™, powered by JustGiving®, you can easily set up a single, central fundraising page for your organisation, or split up your donation portals between as many different campaigns and appeals as you need. Then just share the URL with your
supporters for secure, quick, and easy online donations.


2. Cheer on your fundraisers with a tailored and automated email journey

Keeping your supporters motivated is key to succeeding in your mission, and the best way to do this is through positive reinforcement.

When your supporters choose to give to your cause using JustGiving, they’ll automatically receive emails reminding them to complete their profile, donate to their own page, and share their page: a method proved to result in a higher average donation revenue per fundraiser!

3. Integrate community fundraising with your other Blackbaud solutions

Life is much simpler when your systems all talk to each other. Enjoy built-in integrations with the tools you already use, like Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT® and Blackbaud eTapestry®, at no extra cost and with no extra plugins.

4. Spread some love with personalised social media memes 

It’s time to celebrate!

Let your fundraisers spread the word about their support for you far and wide with JustGiving Shareables. Once someone starts fundraising for your cause, they can select their favourite Shareable design, personalise it with their own choice of text, image and URL, then share it with their family and friends.

5. Create your own QR code to simplify donations

Get a unique QR code for your fundraising or crowdfunding page and give people a quick and easy way to donate! 

A QR code is a small black and white barcode you can scan with the camera on your phone and it will direct you to a web page. Grab the QR code for your JustGiving page by going to your page and adding ‘/qrcode’ to the end of your URL. 

For example, if my page is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MrsFundraiser, just copy /qrcode, paste it at the end, and click enter. Now you have www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MrsFundraiser/qrcode. Your QR code will then pop up, which you can save to your phone or computer. 

How do I use my QR code? 

You can use your QR code in any way you think of. Keep it on your phone so you have it ready any time you’re telling others about your fundraising – they can scan it directly from your phone! 

You can also use your code in real life: print your QR code to a poster and post it on local notice boards, village halls, or pubs. People can then scan the code in-person and donate. 


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