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GiveBack2020 with Giving Tuesday

Rally your supporters and boost your funds this Giving Tuesday

30th October 2020

Everything you wanted to know about Christmas campaigns

Download our free e-book for all the essential resources needed to plan your festive campaign.

13 October 2020 | Download

How we created a successful virtual campaign in the time of Covid-19

Conservation charity Tusk used Virgin Money Giving’s Campaign tool to turn the annual Lewa Safari Marathon digital and raised over a quarter of a million pounds in the process. Here’s how they did it.

13th October 2020

Supporting charities through a marathon challenge

On 4 October, 45,000 people took to their local parks and pavements to run 26.2 miles as part of a very different Virgin Money London Marathon.

13th October 2020

The five-minute Christmas campaign

How to create a quick digital festive campaign on Virgin Money Giving.

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Say hello to live streaming and Strava on our fundraising pages

Virgin Money Giving’s fundraiser pages have had an upgrade. Fundraisers and charities can now stream both live and pre-recorded YouTube videos directly from their page and also integrate data from exercise-tracking app Strava.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Debunking the myths of virtual events, two charities tell us how

Over the last few months we have seen lots of great ideas and success stories around virtual events. We caught up with two charities – Macmillan and Friends of St Stephen's - who have run successful virtual events, to help you debunk the myths.

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Campaign pages – easy to create, customise and promote

By using our flexible campaign tools you can easily launch, share and promote your campaign page and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Plus with our low fees and donor cover fees option more money will get to the frontline, where it’s needed most.

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Ready-to-go content for The 40th Race

Here’s a list of all the great Marathon related articles from our ‘Fundraising Hub’ to share with this year 2020 Virtual London Marathon.

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Last-minute Christmas campaigns for small charities

Here’s some last minute Christmas campaign ideas to raise awareness and donations for your charity

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Let's talk webinar – Virtual Events

Practical steps of getting a virtual event off the ground

Virgin Money Giving | Video

My Prudential RideLondon launch webinar

Together we will help to save our charities!

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Let’s talk webinar – fundraising during lockdown

Discover the challenges and successes charities have encountered during lockdown

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Virgin Money Giving Covid-19 report

How fundraising changed in the month after lockdown

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Your new look charity portal

You’re at the heart of everything we do.

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#DeclutterAndDonate tool kit for charities

We've created a tool kit of banners, graphics and ideas that you can easily share in your emails and on social media to engage and inspire your supporters.

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Get your supporters behind the #twopointsixchallenge

Let's get the nation behind you.

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Pulling together

As we all know, the situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and the role of digital fundraising has never been so important. We all need to adapt but if we pull together, we will meet the challenge.

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Virtual fundraising events

Although the world may be self-isolating and social distancing, it's possible, through technology, to set new challenges and come together for good. Use our event creation tool to create yours today and start promoting it to your supporters.

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2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Announcement

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Turn unwanted goods into donations for charity

We've partnered up with trade-in site Ziffit to give your fundraisers a quick and easy way to raise funds without leaving their home. Ziffit instantly values unwanted stuff and can be donated directly to a fundraising page.

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How to get started on Virgin Money Giving

New to Virgin Money Giving or need a refresher?

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Marathon magic runs in our family

More Virgin Money London Marathon runners fundraise with us than any other platform. We offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

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Creating your own reports

Standard and customised reports at your fingers tips to cover all your needs

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Getting your page out there

Simple ways to ensure your supporters land in right place in one click

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Setting up your events is easy

From glamourous charity balls to gruelling obstacle courses, events are the perfect way for people to support your work.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Bring your charity page to life

By simply telling your story and making your page look good, is a great way to engage your supporters.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to make your fundraising events more sustainable – and why it's worth the effort

Sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword. Here, two organisers of large-scale events tell us how they manage to keep their footprint impressively small.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Your marathon toolkit

Everything you need to promote the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and inspire your supporters

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Maximising Gift Aid for your charity

How to ensure you are not missing out on the millions of pounds going unclaimed in Gift Aid

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

A video on videos: how to tell your charity’s story and make an impact

We decided that it was time to stop simply sharing videos and instead, talk to an expert.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Make the most of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Charlotte Ulett, events fundraising officer at Whizz-Kidz, talks us through what they've learned about making the most of the biggest fundraising event in the world.

Charlotte Ulett | 4 mins read

How to register your charity with Virgin Money Giving

Everything you need to get your charity account up and running

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How our charity created a £1m fundraising event

Tips on creating and growing a successful event

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

The secrets to long-term corporate relationships

10 top ways charities and companies can succeed at fundraising together

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to get media coverage for your charity

The insider’s guide to spreading your fundraising message

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How charities can get cut-through on Twitter

Top fundraising ideas on what to do (and not do)

Marcus Webb | 2 mins read

Raising funds to power the Dementia Revolution

Virgin Money colleagues share their fundraising activities

Virgin Money Giving | 1 mins read

How to start and grow a charity

Top 5 tips for success from the CEO of a £1 million charity

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

How to design a long-lasting fundraising campaign

6 steps to ensuring your event remains relevant

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

How to hold a successful charity event

9 top tips to help your fundraising flourish

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

How charities can create a thriving corporate partnership

5 steps to building new supporters and fundraisers

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to help your charity stand out

Be inspired by the Celebration Garden of forget-me-nots

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to engage charity supporters

Raise more money by taking people on the journey with you

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to plan a brilliant charity event

10 key things to consider when planning your fundraiser

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

What motivates people to give to charity

Achieve your charity’s fundraising targets with this insider info

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Why we recommend Virgin Money Giving to other charities

Charity Cardiac Risk in the Young give their testimonial

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How charities can succeed at fundraising online

6 great ways to help you to win on the web

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Top campaign tips for charities

Great suggestions to boost your fundraising

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

How to keep your charity safe from cyber crime

Assess your risks and protect your charity

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

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Got a question?

Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about fundraising with Virgin Money Giving.

There are two ways you can find out information about your fundraisers and donors.

To get exact numbers you can run a report whenever you like - for example find out how much money has been raised by new fundraisers in the last month.

Or set up email alerts and we'll automatically email you every time someone new decides to support your charity or you receive a donation over a certain amount.

Charities need to have at least one bank account registered with us so we can process donations, but you can add as many extra bank accounts as you like.

You can choose to have different accounts for different fundraising events or one account for everything – it’s completely up to you.

Charities receive their donated funds once a week (less our fees).

We pay Gift Aid to you within a week of receiving it from HMRC.

You can run reports whenever you like to get the information your charity needs. We offer 3 types of reporting available as Excel, Word, CSV, Flash or PDF files:

  • Standard reports
    These are set up and ready to use - most charities will find standard reports cover everything they need to know.
  • Flexible reports
    Adjust the format of our standard reports, and set your own reporting codes so it’s easy to match data to your charity’s system.
  • Custom reports
    Set up your own reports from scratch for complete customisation.

Yes – whenever someone makes a donation or sponsors a friend we’ll ask if they’re eligible for Gift Aid.

If they are and agree to claim Gift Aid, we’ll reclaim the Gift Aid from HMRC and it will be passed on to the charity in full.

Gift Aid is the simple way to increase the size of your donation, and because it’s reclaimed from the Government it won’t cost you any extra.

Find out more about Gift Aid here.

See a breakdown of our charity fees.

Remember, because Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit, the fees we charge will only ever go towards running Virgin Money Giving and making it better for our customers. Also, these fees only apply to charities – our website is completely free for fundraisers and donors to use.

Not registered with Virgin Money Giving yet?

We don’t believe that business should profit from charity. It’s why we set up Virgin Money Giving, as a much needed not-for-profit alternative to challenge the status quo.

Grow your fundraising income on our super fast, safe and reliable fundraising platform with powerful online tools, low fees and the unrivalled service of our Virgin team behind you.

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