Fundraising Tips & Advice

Welcome to our online fundraising tips and advice section, where you’ll find a whole host of useful and interesting information to help guide you on your fundraising journey. Whether you’re looking to start raising money for your cause online, are after some useful fundraising ideas or are simply representing a local community looking to harness the opportunity of raising money online, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

TheGivingMachine is an innovative online platform and fundraising organisation designed to help charitable causes raise money online, by allowing shoppers to support the charities and communities they care about when shopping online. Here, you can find out more about how it works.

We’re always busy thinking of new ways to help charitable causes connect with potential fundraisers, and here are just a few ways to get you started. Click on the links below to find out more…

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Raise for Charity Online

From using social media to raise awareness of your charity to finding new ways to fundraise, we’ve got it covered in our fundraising ideas and inspiration section.

Looking to help boost your local community with fundraising? Use some of our helpful tips and advice to boost your following and encourage users to support you online.

Raising money for charity online? See how you can boost your online donations with the help of TheGivingMachine. We already support over 200,000 causes online.

Ready to boost your online fundraising efforts? You can register your cause below and download all of our promotional materials to get you started here. We’ve provided everything you need to get started and look forward to you joining us on our journey to become giving heroes together.

Why join TheGivingMachine?

We’ve already helped to raise millions of pounds in free online donations

We support nearly 10,000 causes, charities and local communities

Over 2,000 retailers allow us to generate free donations when users shop online

Over 120,000 shoppers choose to raise donations using TheGivingMachine

It’s completely free to use

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Cause Top Tip

School top tips

“My top tips would be to keep reminding people about the giving machine;

  • Every month we post on our Facebook page the amount we have raised via TheGivingMachine and what the money has been spent on for the school, so that people can see the direct benefit
  • We regularly send messages to the people signed up to use TheGivingMachine, to say thank you and ask them to keep using it
  • We share TheGivingMachine posts to our Facebook page
  • We also speak to parents at events to explain that they can give for free via TheGivingMachine
  • At Christmas we ran a competition to win a bottle of champagne for anyone using TheGivingMachine”


Alexandra Infant School PTA (Registered Charity – No 1065842)