Hi, we're Donr!

We are a friendly team of technology, editorial and marketing professionals. We share a passionate belief in making a difference and have the skills and resources to achieve this.

Meet our team

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Richard Airey

Platform Developer

I build solutions to help charities reach their strategic objectives through innovative digital campaigns.
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Mark Drummond

Infrastructure Developer

My extensive experience as a developer allows me to build platforms that are able to scale as campaigns take off.
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Alex Fearon

Digital Strategist

My knowledge helps me to create innovative ways to communicate complex appeals across digital media platforms.
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Martin Feher

Infrastructure Developer

I help to ensure that our business can be agile, developing new features, products and integrations.
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Max Holford

Design Lead

I love creating engaging visual donation journeys that make design and tech feel like an everyday experience.
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Samantha Lade

Project Manager

My skills in digital fundraising allow me to create and manage bespoke campaigns for members of the Donr Community.
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Samantha Morris

Head of Partnerships

My experience helps me to understand the intricacies of a fundraiser’s needs in the digital age.
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Chris Newell

Founder and CEO

My leadership helps to deliver compelling donation opportunities with an innovative user experience.
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Paul Paterson

Founder and COO

I help charities improve their donation experience with my extensive FinTech and scale-up experience.
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Callum Patterson

Relationship Manager

I ensure charities’ experiences are positive by updating our FAQs and providing real-time support.
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Ken Waitt

Chief Financial Officer

My MBA in Finance ensures stable financial planning to help us meet the needs of our charity partners.
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Adam Williams

Chief Payments Officer

With my 12 years of expertise in the payments industry, I help to ensure every donation through our platform runs smoothly.
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Poppy

Spirit Animal

I’m the latest addition to the team – as the office puppy, I help to boost morale and give cuddles when they’re needed!
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Richard Charnley

NorthStar Ventures

Rick joined the board of Donr in March 2019. His insight and experience at board level helps to guide Donr’s strategic decisions.
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David Wilson

Non-Exec Director

I help to deliver the long-term strategy and board governance to ensure that we are a stable organisation.

Our history

Donr was founded on the belief that charities should have equal access to the same digital innovation that drives the commercial sector. From our initial research we discovered that many charities are in danger as they struggle to adapt to new technologies, and as consumer behaviour continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

Donr is helping to solve this problem, by providing accessible fundraising technology to charities of all sizes. Our unique position in the market, coupled with our experienced team of professionals, means we are quickly building a movement in the charity sector.

 

Northstar’s initial investment

To help with Donr’s growth, we received investment of £300k from Northstar Ventures’ North East Innovation Fund in March 2019. This has helped us to develop our first solution (Text Giving), expand our platform and to build a strong and effective team.

Crowdcube investment

In order to meet the growing demand for our services, we are currently securing further investment. This is made up of £175,000 follow on investment from Northstar, plus additional investment through a crowdfunding campaign. Our campaign is currently live on Crowdcube.com

Our journey so far

Sep 2016

Company founded (as DonateToday)

Sep 2016
Aug 2017

Built our first billing connections

Aug 2017
Jan 2018

Phase 1 of platform completed

Jan 2018
Nov 2018

Launched our Text Giving solution

Nov 2018
Jan 2019

150 charities using Donr

Jan 2019
May 2019

500 charities using Donr

May 2019
Jun 2019

Received £300k investment from Northstar Ventures

Jun 2019
Aug 2019

1000 charities using Donr

Aug 2019
Sep 2019
Nov 2019

1500 charities using Donr

Nov 2019
Nov 2019

Launched our Crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

Nov 2019

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