How old is JustGiving?
What is JustGiving's mission?
Who can raise money on JustGiving?
How are charities vetted?
How are JustGiving Crowdfunding pages vetted?
How do I know the money I've donated will go to the good cause?
How much has been raised on JustGiving?
How many good causes are on the JustGiving platform?
How many users are on JustGiving?
What do charities pay to use JustGiving?
Is JustGiving a not-for-profit?
JustGiving was launched in early 2001 by co-founders Zarine Kharas and Anne-Marie Huby, who first met in 1999. Zarine, a former City lawyer, had struggled to find information about girls' educational charities to support and Anne-Marie, who was running Médecins Sans Frontières UK at the time, was grappling with the question of how to fundraise online. Together they set out to develop an online marketplace where people could find charities that match their interests, and charities could find new supporters more cost-effectively than through traditional methods.
JustGiving's mission is to ensure no good cause goes unfunded. JustGiving develops world-class technology to grow the world of giving by connecting people with the causes they care about.
Anybody can raise money for a charity or a personal cause on JustGiving. Charities on JustGiving also have their own profile page which people can donate directly to. And hundreds of companies of all sizes also use JustGiving to raise money for good causes.
JustGiving's most popular service is the Fundraising Page. Individuals and teams can create a page in a few minutes, which they can then share with their friends on email and social media.
Charities can also crowdfund with a Campaign Page for a particular cause, project or appeal. Individuals can either donate directly to, or fundraise for, a charity's Campaign to help charities raise funds quickly.
As of 2015, individuals can also launch their own Crowdfunding Page on JustGiving, to raise money for a personal cause, a person in need, clubs, schools, and communities. In less than a year, JustGiving has become one of the UK's largest and fastest-growing crowdfunding platforms.
Here are some examples of the amazing things people and charities have done to raise money for good causes on JustGiving.
Any charity in the UK with a charitable registration number is eligible to join JustGiving. JustGiving conducts further vetting including bank account verification to ensure that all donations made on the platform are made to legitimate charities.
JustGiving Crowdfunding Pages are subject to guidelines for use and ID checks are performed on every Crowdfunding Page.
Funds donated to charities on JustGiving are paid to the charity each week - or each month if amounts are very small. JustGiving vets every charity listed on the website.
ID checks are performed on every Crowdfunding Page. In addition, Crowdfunding Pages include a button to report concerns to JustGiving and the community FAQs contain advice on what to do if a user has concerns.
JustGiving has helped people in 164 countries raise over $4.2 billion for good causes since it was founded in 2001.
There are over 25,000 charities, organisations and schools on JustGiving and thousands of individual and personal causes using JustGiving Crowdfunding.
More than 28 million people around the world have donated or raised money on JustGiving, 20 million of which are registered users.
JustGiving has users in over 90% of UK postcodes.
Charities pay a 5% fee on each donation made through the site, with partner charities that raise large volumes paying as little as 2%. The service is free for individuals.
Charities can either pay a subscription fee of £15 or £39 (depending on usage) for access to a sophisticated suite of reporting tools, support and training, or use the free option called the 'Start' plan, which enables them to start a Campaign at no cost.
JustGiving reinvests all of its surpluses into product development, innovation, charity training and support, in keeping with JustGiving's mission to ensure that no good cause goes unfunded.
For more information about JustGiving's fees, please refer to the FAQs.
No, JustGiving is a business. We are tech-for-good company, which charges a fee, all of which is re-invested into the development and innovation of world-class technology, products and services to make giving better for everyone.
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