A society where every person can change lives with touch of a button
To make giving easier through technological innovation
idonate is Ireland’s leading fundraising platform. It was set up in 2011 to provide a free service for charities and has since helped over 200 causes to raise over 40 million euros. From day one, our mission has been to ‘make giving easier’, through providing practical, innovative tools for both charities and fundraisers. A 100% Irish owned company, we are proud to support Irish causes and fundraisers and our friendly, locally based support team are always on hand to offer support. We place a huge value on transparency, so donors or causes will never incur any hidden fees or extra costs on our platform. At idonate we share the same goal as our fundraisers – to help causes to raise more.
As a fundraiser, you can quickly and easily create a fundraising page on the idonate website, which you can then share with your network via the page promotion tools. This is quick, hassle-free, and secure way for your family and friends to donate to your cause, helping you to raise more!
Charities and causes can create event and team pages for their fundraising campaigns, which supporters can donate to or fundraise in aid of. idonate offer a wide range of innovative features to support a cause’s campaign, including virtual mapping technology, integrated registration, custom communications and much, much more!
At idonate, we are constantly adding additional innovative fundraising tools to help causes to raise more, such as our hugely popular online raffle creator (eliminating the need for printing of tickets or handling). We also assist charities in managing their own websites and provide free services such as Website Hosting to help charities save money.
idonate is Ireland’s leading fundraising platform and a proud member of Guaranteed Irish. By choosing to fundraise on idonate.ie, you are not only supporting great Irish causes – you are also supporting an Irish company that are providing Irish jobs. We are proud to support a range of fantastic Irish causes, from some of the largest and most well-known charities, to the smallest of local causes and clubs. Community is one of our core values at idonate, so we believe in staying local and building connections with our causes and fundraisers. By fundraising on idonate, you are joining this community of Irish fundraising champions who are helping to make a difference.
As an Irish company, our friendly and helpful support team are based locally and will be there to assist you with any queries you may have. Whether you are setting up a fundraising page, donating or need support with integrating your fitness technology, our dedicated team are always here to help, no matter what the query. We know that people like to deal with real people, so we guarantee that you will get a fast response from a human. It’s the little things!
At idonate, we value transparency, and our aim is always to help causes to raise more. That’s why causes that register with idonate are not subject to a signup fee and there is no cost to set up a campaign on idonate. Unlike other leading platforms, there is also no monthly or yearly fee for members. While other platforms claim to offer a free service, there are often hidden fees such as a platform transaction fee on each donation or a set default tip of 10 – 15% of the donation amount. The only charge that applies on iDonate is a platform admin fee of 4%, which is deducted from donations received. This allows us to provide a professional service to our causes so that they can continue to fundraise through our site. See more information on our fees here.
iDonate are committed to ensuring that causes receive the maximum amount possible from fundraisers. Our payment process includes an option for donors to cover the cause’s platform admin fee, meaning more funds received by the cause. We are proud to share that 93% of iDonate donors now opt to cover this fee, resulting in a net cost of just 0.5% to the charity. On other leading fundraising platforms, this cost can be as high as 4%. That’s just one of the reasons why more and more causes and fundraising champions are choosing to fundraise with idonate.
We understand that online security is a top priority for fundraisers and their donors. As a fully PCI compliant company, all donations received through our platform are processed safely and securely. Your donations are then stored securely until we transfer them to the relevant cause at the start of each month. No card details are ever visible to iDonate.ie or stored by iDonate.ie. When you fundraise with iDonate, you are safe in the knowledge that you are sending your donors to a secure site and that your donations are in safe hands. Leaving you free to concentrate on raising more for your chosen cause!
At iDonate we are known for our range of unique custom-built features including integrated fundraiser registration, a-b virtual mapping technology, online raffle technology, custom communications, live count trackers and much more. Our team thrive on innovation and are constantly developing new and exciting features to help our causes to raise more. We work closely with our charity partners to bring their campaign visions to life and create an exciting, engaging experience for their fundraisers. Elevating fundraising campaigns through technology is what we do best, and we just love a challenge!
Does your fundraising event have multiple beneficiaries? Or do you want to support more than one cause with your idonate page? No problem! Our functionality allows you to connect multiple causes to one page, so that all donations can be divided between them. We will allocate the funds to each cause for you, removing the hassle of having to divide out and transfer the funds to each cause yourself. Yet another example of how we make giving easy!
Organising a team fundraising challenge or want to add a team option to your fundraising event? With idonate, you can create team pages that connect fundraisers in one place, allowing corporate or community teams to come together and raise funds. What’s more, with our integrated registration option, team and individual fundraising pages can be created automatically for participants, making it quick and easy for teams to get set up. Team pages can also be customised through our bespoke branding service, allowing you to incorporate your cause or corporate branding. The only thing better than a fundraising champion? A team of fundraising champions!
Life is busy these days, so on idonate, setting up a fundraising page is quick and easy. After inputting some basic details about your event, you’ll receive an email to activate your fundraising page. Once you click on this button, your page will be live and open for donations. Our fundraiser dashboard is clear and easy to navigate, enabling you to make edits to your fundraising page within minutes. Then all you need to do is hit that share button and you’re on your way to becoming a fundraising champion!
Taking part in a step or distance based fundraising challenge? iDonate fundraising pages can be integrated with all the popular fitness apps including Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, Pacer and Map My Fitness. As a fundraiser, this means that you can sync your fitness tracker to your idonate fundraising page so that supporters can track your progress. For events with integrated mapping technology, participants can also track their progress in real-time on an integrated map. Even fundraising champions need a boost now and again, so this is a great way to stay motivated and make sure that you smash your challenge!
Managing your idonate fundraising page is even easier with the idonate app. Simply download it and then log in to view your funds raised, change your target, upload a profile photo, or make any other edits you wish to your fundraising page. You can also click on the share button to share it instantly with friends and family, via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms. It’s just another way that we are ‘making giving easier’ for our community.
By fundraising on idonate, you are joining our community of amazing fundraising champions who are making a difference to countless people across Ireland and beyond. It’s thanks to people like you that our causes can continue to provide support and services to those in need and make our communities a better place for everyone. Every euro raised on idonate counts and will make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Every person can make a difference so join us today and be part of something really special!