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Justgiving now accepts PayPal

Howard Lake | 26 January 2009 | News

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Anyone visiting the Justgiving website can now use PayPal to make a donation. Adding PayPal, the most popular online payment service, has been a frequent request from Justgiving’s users. The development team are extremely pleased to have integrated it into Justgiving’s donation process, and become the only online fundraising platform in the UK to do so.
Elizabeth Kessick, Justgiving’s head of user experience and usability, said, “We’re really delighted to offer people the ability to donate through Justgiving using PayPal. This has been a common request in our user surveys and research, and lots of users told us they thought they’d raise more, or donate more, if PayPal was an option.
“We always strive to make our site as easy to use as possible through constant user testing, and we’re confident that adding PayPal will mean the Justgiving website will help even more people to donate and fundraise for their favourite charities online.”
This is also great news for charities using Justgiving, because it connects them with PayPal’s 20 million customer accounts in the UK. PayPal will be promoting the ability to donate to charity through Justgiving to its customers through email campaigns.
So not only does it make it easy for PayPal users to donate on Justgiving, PayPal will be actively encouraging charitable giving to their users – something that’s a great boost to charities in these tough economic times.
Cameron McLean, PayPal’s general manager for UK merchant services, added: “Justgiving has made a huge difference by making it easy to raise funds online for good causes, ending the days when we had to ask friends to donate by cheque for sponsored events. I’m sure our customers will be quick to take advantage of the ability to donate through PayPal and Justgiving.”
More information is available on the Justgiving blog:
About Justgiving:
• In seven years, over 6.4 million people have helped raised more than £360 million for 6,000 charities using Justgiving’s award-winning site
• Justgiving is trusted by donors to safely, efficiently and transparently raise money for the causes they’re passionate about
• It is also the no-risk, easy way for charities to make the most of online fundraising
• One-to-one help is available to every charity and every donor
• Justgiving believes in giving all charities the same opportunity to raise huge amounts of money, including the smaller ones who can’t afford to spend lots of money on technology, freeing them up to concentrate on what’s important – whether it’s medical research or running the local playgroup.
• Justgiving operates on a social enterprise basis. It took the company five years to break even and, to date, all profits have been reinvested to make the product work harder for charities. Investors have yet to receive any dividend or return.
About PayPal
PayPal is a secure online account that stores your card and bank details, enabling you to pay online and by mobile phone quickly and safely. There’s no need to enter your sensitive financial information every time you shop, and you can be confident that it is never shared with the seller. PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online.
PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. is a Luxembourg-based limited liability partnership, which is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (‘CSSF’) in Luxembourg. PayPal Inc is the ultimate parent of PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. and is 100% owned by eBay Inc. PayPal Inc was set up in the US in December 1998 and acquired by eBay Inc in 2002.
PayPal has 70 million active accounts (165 million total accounts) and is available in 190 markets. Active accounts are those that have had activity in the past 12 months.
More information about the company can be found at