Fundraising platform expands to UK

A fundraising platform which started in Portugal a year ago has expanded to the UK. The eSolidar website has a number of sections: Charity shops, Social e-marketplace, and Auctions for Good. Both individuals and charities can sell items online to raise charitable funds.

The auction aspect has been particularly popular with in Portugal with good engagement by celebrities. Charities are charged 5 per cent when items are sold, 10% on auctions, with a special offer for those signing up by the end of the year. There are no fees for processing donations.

eSolidar focuses on harnessing technology to create an online community that benefits charities around the world. Civil Society News has further coverage.

More fundraising platform news

The following have been sitting in our pending pile for a while, waiting a suitable slot.

Givey , a platform that encourages individuals to share a photo, video or any link that will inspire others to give to charity, will now also register projects and community groups. From UK Fundraising.

On, ‘For Charities: Crowdfunding vs. P2P Fundraising‘ is an attempt at clarifying the differences between these two concepts, which are often confused.

See VolResource Income Services page for other fundraising platforms (updates and comments always appreciated).