Donr’s COVID-19 Info Hub

As we all continue to navigate these unchartered waters, we just wanted to let you know we’re here, and you’re not alone in this. Whether you’re already part of the Donr Community and Text Giving is a constant part of your fundraising strategy, or you’re simply looking for new fundraising strategies and tools to try during this unprecedented time, this page is for you.

We’ll be regularly updating content, so please do check back or keep an eye on your inbox or our social media.


I don’t have a Donr account, but I’m exploring new fundraising tools. Give me a quick overview.

  • No sign up fees
  • No monthly fees
  • No keyword fees — just 5% per donation made
  • Supports Gift Aid
  • Your supporters can make a one-off donation, or set up a recurring donation, in seconds
  • Real-time reporting
  • Add multiple users to your account to support remote working


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Adding Text Giving to Your Emergency Appeal

You have unlimited free keywords with your account, so if you need to create extra campaigns – including any emergency appeals – you can do so in minutes in our dashboard. As soon as any new keyword is created, it is live and able to take donations so that you’ll be able to get going straight away.

Find out how to set up a new campaign here👇


Fundraising Ideas

Text Giving and Digital Fundraising

We’re quoting the wonderful Howard Lake on this one, “Your digital presence is your presence“. Right now your social media presence and website are your main channels from which to engage with your community. If digital fundraising isn’t normally part of your strategy and you’re feeling overwhelmed, start with what you know. Ask yourself how you can you turn your ‘normal’ fundraising activities into virtual ones.


The Virtual Bucket Collection


Donr's virtual bucket collection template

Assemble your virtual volunteers and online community with a digital bucket collection. Download our free Canva template and customise it. If you think that editing social media graphics is way out of your skillset, don’t worry!

Sam will show you exactly how to do it here 👇

You can then share it with your supporters as part of an email campaign, social media post or even a Live stream (if you’re looking for inspiration take a look at Hannah Taylor’s Facebook Live stream for Marie Curie here)!


The Virtual Bucket Collection – Part II

Find out how you can use your virtual bucket collection image on social media in part II of the series 👇

Useful Links

Free Coronavirus Resources for Charities from our wonderful friends Lightful

Community Fundraising During COVID-19 from the brilliant Nikki Bell

NVCO’s COVID-19 resource

The COVID 19 Charity Preparedness Group on Facebook


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Latest blog post

5,000 reasons to celebrate!

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We take a look at how The Normandy Memorial Trust used different Text Giving shortcodes to track the performance of donations by text across a range of campaigns.


If you’re not sure where to start with Text Giving, start here! We answer a range of the most common questions and cover everything you need to know to launch your first Text Giving campaign.

Adding Text Giving to your digital fundraising or emergency appeal? Read our COVID-19 Info Hub