Chartered Institute comment on JustGiving fees

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Commenting on the stories today on JustGiving fees, Peter Lewis chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, said:

Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

We are disappointed with the comments made today about JustGiving.

Everyone wants charities to benefit as much as possible from the generosity of the British public, as well as from Gift Aid.

But fundraising costs money, whether it’s publicising your cause, facilitating donations, administrating Gift Aid, paying staff to support volunteers or using an online partner like JustGiving. Without the technology and innovation that JustGiving have brought to fundraising, the efforts of Tom Moore and millions of others would not have been nearly as successful as they have been.

The costs associated with raising money and administering Gift Aid in this way are far outweighed by the overall value to the thousands of charities who choose to partner with Just Giving to help them raise funds.

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