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DONATE launches text raffle service

DONATE launches text raffle service

The National Funding Scheme’s DONATE fundraising platform now includes a text raffle service, available across all major mobile networks.

DONATE's raffle by text example - screenshot

Entering a raffle via DONATE’s text service

Charities can use the tool to invite donors, event attendees and the public to make a text donation of £5, £10, £15 or £20 in order to have their mobile number entered into a raffle draw.

At an agreed moment, DONATE’s system will automatically generate the winning mobile number or numbers.

The text-raffle tool means that charities won’t have to handle paper tickets, cash and unreadable entries. Participants can also be confident that they will be alerted immediately by text if they have won.

Tim Brocklehurst of Flannels for Heroes, which is raising funds for Walking with the Wounded and Combat Stress, said:

“DONATE’s text raffle service is efficient and brilliantly simple enabling anyone with a mobile phone to participate. Doing away with scraps of paper, cash and unreadable numbers/addresses is just the sort of innovation the charity sector needs.”

The National Funding Scheme‘s DONATE offers a suite of tools and data capture services to help maximise fundraising campaigns.



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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