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Setting up your donation

The donations form on your dashboard is where the magic happens. In just a couple of minutes, you can set up a donation to your chosen charity, creating your Commercial Participation Agreement with them. Here we'll take you through the donations form, step by step.

Which charity would you like to support?

If you haven't decided which charity to support, we offer advice on how to choose a charity here. You can view and filter all of our registered charities here.

If you want to donate to more than one charity, you will need to set up separate donations for each charity.

Donations form - choose a charity

Would you like to publicise this support?

If you want to publicise your donation in any way, for example on your website, social media, or to your customers or clients, you will need to have a Commercial Participation Agreement in place with each charity before starting to raise funds for them. This section of the donations form lets the charity know exactly how you're going to be raising funds for them:

  • Whether you're donating a £ or a % amount and what this figure is (e.g. 10 %)
  • Whether you're donating for every sale or sales from a specific product or service (e.g. sales from of t-shirts from your Spring/Summer range)
  • Your campaign start and end dates. This is how long your Commercial Participation Agreement will be in place with the charity. We recommend running campaigns that last approximately 30 days. Quarterly campaigns are fine too but campaigns should not run for longer than 1 year

If you do not wish to publicise your donation, you can select 'No' and skip to the next section. Please be aware that you can not legally publicise this donation and it won’t show on your profile.

Donations form - publicising your support
Donations form - publicising your support part 2

This donation is estimated to total (£)

We know it can be difficult to estimate how much you will raise, but if you have chosen to publicise your donation, you are legally required to share how much you think you’ll be raising based on your sales forecast. The charity will be notified what the donation estimate is, so we recommend being realistic with this figure and maybe err on the side of caution for your first few donations. We have offered some advice on how much to donate here. Please be assured you can edit your estimate when you come to pay so that it reflects what you have raised.

I expect this donation to be paid on

This is the date you will pay your donation. It should either be on the same day or shortly after the campaign end date. You can give yourself some time to reconcile your sales and work out the exact donation figure, but your donation must be paid within 28 days of the end of your campaign.

Donations form - estimated donation amount and payment date

Keep in touch with your chosen charity

You can choose whether or not you want to hear directly from your chosen charity. If you select 'Yes' to this option, we will share your name and email address with them so they can keep in touch with you about the impact of your fundraising and other ways to support them. You can update your preferences directly with the charity at any time.

Involve your customers in this donation

You can involve your customer or client by choosing for them to receive email updates from Work for Good about your donation's progress, which could be a great way to strengthen your relationship. If you decide to involve your customer, please make sure you have their permission before entering their name and email address.

We recommend using this feature if you're working with a small pool of customers or clients, as you can only include one customer for each donation, so you will need to set up a donation for every customer. If you plan to publicise your giving to a wider customer or client base, it might be best to do so via your Work for Good profile, your website, or on social media and we have offered some advice on how to do this here.

Donations form - involving your customers

Agree to the Commercial Participation Agreement

The final step is to tick to confirm that you understand the requirements of the Commercial Participation Agreement as part of our Terms & Conditions. Once you have

Donations form - confirming the CPA

Compliance

Once you have set up a donation, it's vital that you add your Commercial Participation Statement to the point of sale (e.g on your website). We have explained this in full here.

Payment

On your specified payment date, you will be sent an email asking you to pay your donation and a link to do so through your Work for Good account (you will receive a reminder 7 days before your campaign end date). Payment can be made via credit or debit card or BACs.

Get started and pledge your donation.