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5 Online Fundraising tools for your Non-profit in 2021

Written by Jolanda Konarska

With 2020 changing the way Non-profits had to operate, we've put together a list of tools to help you with your online fundraising throughout 2021.

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As a Non-profit, fundraising is vital to ensure that you and your organisation can continue to make an impact in your community. With 2020 changing the way Non-profits had to operate, we’ve put together a list of tools to help you with your online fundraising throughout 2021.


Bonfire is a suite of Non-profit tools that help you to raise money for your Non-profit. This unique online fundraising platform allows you to raise funds by selling custom T-shirts to supporters online. They make this possible for you as you do not need to pay an upfront fee or invest in any inventory. The simplicity of Bonfire is a great bonus, as they have a free online shirt design tool, and if you already have a design ready, you can simply upload it onto the platform. 

Main features:

  • High-quality printed shirts
  • Share your find page on social networks
  • Set pricing and sales goal
  • All operations and logistics are handled for you (printing, fulfilment, payment, inventory and shopping).


JustGiving is one of the largest platforms used today to raise funds for many different causes. It was also originally one of the first online fundraising platforms, having collected over £4 billion since its launch in 2001.

They have an allocated set of features for charity’s and non-profits, including fundraising pages, campaign pages, donate buttons and widgets, and much more. All of these are available to your non-profit for £15 a month + VAT. You can read more about their features here.

Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit organisation created by Virgin Money to help charities raise more whilst keeping the operational costs to a minimum. They offer features including fundraising pages, campaigning pages and embeddable donate buttons. They also have a services section to help you navigate all things fundraising. They quote:

“We’re the only platform that allows donors to cover 100% of a charity’s fundraising fees, and because we process Gift Aid free of charge, if the donor covers a charity’s fees, they receive 100% of the donation, plus the Gift Aid, entirely fee-free”.

For more information on their pricing and monthly charges, click here.

The Good Exchange

The Good Exchange is an automated matching system where a single online application form enables funders, projects, individual donors and fundraisers to work together. If someone is interested in a particular cause or category, they can see the complete fundraising picture. This includes information on who is donating, fundraising and granting funds to each relevant charitable project. These people can join together through the platform to have a measurable impact on social problems and build cohesive community engagement.

The Good Exchange is a Not-for-Profit organisation that are wholly owned by a Registered Charity (Greenham Trust). Their goal isn’t to make a profit, and they are not obliguied to give dividends to shareholders. They’re only interested in helping good causes and funding organisations and individuals to come together for the good of the industry. 

They have capped their fees at 5%+VAT of the money being sought through the platform, and are paid by the charity monthly by direct debit after the funds have been given to the charity.

CAF Donate

CAF Donate is another great platform to use if you’re looking to raise funds online and process donations. CAF Donate allows you to create a fully branded online donation page. This platform is fully PCI (payment card industry) compliant. This means your donors can be confident that their donations are being processed safely and securely. 

Other tools that CAT Donate offer:

  • Online fundraising pages that fit your charity’s branding.
  • Multiple campaign and appeal pages.
  • Donate now buttons.
  • Donation forms for your website.
  • Direct Debits to encourage regular donors.
  • Offline donation processing.
  • Reporting and data management.

Another great way that CAF supports charities and Non-profits is through their grantmaking programme. They have over 70 years of experience in advising and delivering grantmaking and have only just finished their CAF Resilience Fund. To find out more about their grantmaking, click here.

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