Make a Donation, the online fundraising platform which doesn’t charge any fees to charities, is introducing the MaD Awards to recognise the country’s best fundraisers. The winner will receive a £1,000 for their charity at the awards ceremony in December 2015.
Nominations are open: anyone can nominate a charity or a friend “who has done something amazing to raise money for charity”.
Each month, make-a-donation.org will select one superstar fundraiser who will be added to the shortlist for the MaD Awards. From November the public will vote to decide which fundraiser wins the £1,000 prize donation.
David Finch, CEO of Make a Donation, explained:
‘The future of fundraising is changing. Not only do we have a unique ability to thank fundraisers, but with the support of our business partners, we will ensure that commissions and fees become a thing of the past. And with the advent of the MaD Awards, we are also ensuring that charities and good causes can benefit even further. Make a Donation is more than just giving.”
As you can see from the quotation, the company prides itself on not charging fees. Its vision is “to change the future of giving in the UK and render fees for charities non-existent”. It contrasts its fee structure with that of other fundraising sites which “charge up to 6.3% in fees”.