Using Text Giving for quizzes, raffles, competitions or payments

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Donr Text Giving can only be used for donations. This means contributing money to a charitable organisation without expecting something in return such as entry into a quiz, the chance to win a prize in a raffle, receiving an entry into a competition or making payment for parking. Text Giving should not be used to collect payments for quizzes, raffles, competitions or for any other mandatory payments.

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Donr Text Giving must only be used for donations. It must not be used by organisations looking to take payments for goods/services, including entries into quizzes or competitions or to take payment for tickets for raffles. However, if an organisation is giving away goods/services for free and suggesting that supporters make an optional donation, this is permissible.

For instance, a supporter may park for free in a car park, but signs may suggest that they consider an optional donation to a certain charity. As long as the supporter is made aware that a donation is not a strict condition of parking, and that they may park for free without donating, if they wish to do so, then Text Giving may be used for collecting any optional donations that supporters may choose to make.

Many of our charity partners use Text Giving to fundraise around virtual quizzes – this is fine, as long as the quiz is free to enter or entry fees are paid via another method. Any donations made via Donr’s services should always be completely optional.

If you have any questions about potential use-case scenarios that this FAQ has not managed to answer, please email our Charity Support inbox,, before proceeding.

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