Wishgenie offers free crowdfunding platform to local groups and charities

first_imgrecruit volunteers Wishgenie CEO David Berney,  former CEO of the Organic and Natural Food Company, said: “Everyone has their favourite social platform for connecting with friends or networking with businesses. Wishgenie is the first to simplify the act of giving or volunteering to just a few clicks.”In addition, Wishgenie was created to ensure that 100% of the money donated goes to those in need, so unlike other fundraising tools such as JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, we don’t take a single penny of that generosity to finance our own business. Even when signing up for a store card via Wishgenie, a percentage of your weekly grocery spend is given back to your favourite cause.”On top of this we will also be donating 10% of any profits to charity.”Wishgenie does not handle or receive the donations: they are processed immediately by PayPal and received by the charity or beneficiary. PayPal does of course levy its own charges.Wishgenie generates its income from affiliate partnerships with the major supermarkets.Margaret Ambrose, head of fundraising for Ray’s Playhouse, which is using the platform, said: “Wishgenie is not only a fantastic toolto vastly expand our fundraising reach and find volunteers to help out, it alsoallows us to visibly thank all the generous local businesses who have kindly donated funds or provided us with free services.”UK Fundraising met with David Berney on the day of the launch to find out more. give to a cause as part of your weekly grocery shop AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. club together to buy a friend’s birthday or wedding present Wishgenie offers free crowdfunding platform to local groups and charities raise funds for schools, charities or non-profit organisations such as churches or voluntary groupsseek sponsorship for a charity run or event Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 May 2013 | News Wishgenie is a new crowdfunding web platform that enables group and social giving “to make dreams come true”. It offers a range of fundraising, volunteering and buying tools with the aim of bringing much of people’s giving together in one place.The site, which launched yesterday, can be used to:last_img read more

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