Rosterfy & GivenGain partnership means volunteers on Rosterfy can now fundraise too

Melanie May | 5 August 2021 | News

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A new partnership between volunteer and workforce management firm Rosterfy and non-profit crowdfunding platform GivenGain is giving volunteers the ability to fundraise directly from their volunteer portals.

The integration between GivenGain and Rosterfy means charities and event organisers with a Rosterfy Core or Enterprise subscription can now add GivenGain functionality directly to their volunteers’ Rosterfy portals.

With the GivenGain integration enabled, volunteers receive a prompt to start a fundraising project on their Rosterfy portals. They can then start their GivenGain project in two clicks without leaving the portal, as well as checking in on their fundraising progress through Rosterfy at any time. The integration also means volunteers now have the ability to apply for shifts, access communications, complete training and fundraise all from one central portal.

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According to GivenGain the average fundraiser on the platform raises around £800 for their chosen charity.

Robyn Andrews, GivenGain regional manager for the UK and Ireland, commented:

“Charities often have super-engaged volunteers. They are your best advocates with a deep connection to your charity’s mission. It’s these volunteers who are happy to do even more to meet the needs of your organisation. The easier you make it for them to do so, the more likely they are to start a fundraising project in your name.”

Examples include Sebastian Hoornweg, who couldn’t volunteer as a surf coach in the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic, and instead decided to run a distance of 10km 10 times to raise almost £4,000 for Waves for Change. Ben Waber volunteered with suicide prevention charity Samaritans for 13 years and is now fundraising for them in this year’s Boston Marathon – having already raised more than $2,600 on GivenGain.

For charities, Rosterfy also streamlines the management of both paid and volunteer staff with integrated background checking, automated shift allocation and gamified incentive schemes.

GivenGain lets charities receive donations through unlimited campaigns, gives access to advanced analytics and real-time reports, and allows donors to give from anywhere in the world using a variety of international payment methods with no cost for them to use the platform.

Phillip Gbormittah, Head of Sales for Rosterfy in the UK, said:

“Time and time again, we see the value of volunteers transcending their time. In addition to their time given, volunteers also play the role of fundraisers and brand ambassadors, often even becoming donors themselves. With 50% of volunteers more likely to donate to charities they volunteer with, there is a huge opportunity to bring volunteers and fundraisers together, and Rosterfy and GivenGain’s partnership does just that.”