How we compare

Golden Giving empowers good causes. We provide the widest range of tools good causes need to raise funds, connect and engage with supporters, at the lowest cost. We are completely free for fundraisers and donors. We save good causes tens of thousands of pounds in charges and hundreds of thousands of man hours. Good causes have more time and money to spend on front line causes.

Comparison of charges

Fee charging websites can deduct fees from donations, Gift Aid and can charge monthly subscription fees. Popular fee charging websites include Just Giving, Local Giving, Virgin Money Giving and Charity Checkout.

The table below highlights the total amount of money a typical small charity would receive in donations, over the course of a year, after service fees and charges are deducted**. The table compares Golden Giving, Just Giving, Local Giving, Virgin Money Giving and Charity Checkout.

The table illustrates that for every £75,000 raised by donors and fundraisers, a typical small charity would receive over £3,087 more when using Golden Giving compared with Just Giving.

Golden Giving Just Giving Local Giving Virgin Money Giving Charity Checkout

Income
3000 x £20 donations per year £60,000 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Gift Aid bonus £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000
TOTAL donations per year £75,000 £75,000 £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

Charges
Website fee (1.75%)
£1,050
(5%)
£3,000
(5%)
£3,000
(2%)
£1,200
(2.43%)
£1,458
Website Gift Aid fee
£0
(5%)
£750
(5%)
£750

£0
(2.43%)
£365
Website subscription fee
£0
(£15 per month)
£180

£60
(£100 one off)
£100
(£99 to £unlimited per year)
£299
Bank payment card charge (18p debit/1.45% credit)
£573
(1.3% debit and credit)
£780
(1.4% + 20p debit and credit)
£1,440
(1.45% debit and credit)
£870
(included in website fee)
TOTAL fees and charges £1,623 £4,710 £5,250 £2,170 £2,122

Your charity would receive £73,377 £70,290 £69,750 £72,830 £72,878

** Based on a typical small charity receiving £5,000 per month or £60,000 per year in charity and fundraising donations, broken down as 250 donations per month or 3000 donations per year, £20 median value donation, with 90% debit card and 10% credit card donations. Median donation amount based on Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving 2012 Summary report. Debit and credit card split based on Golden Giving research of an average small charity annual donation profile.

Comparison of features

We provide the broadest range of tools that help good causes raise funds, connect and engage with supporters, compared with all other websites.

The table below compares the range of features provide by Golden Giving, Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving.

Golden Giving Just Giving Virgin Money Giving
Single and regular donations
Individual and team fundraising pages
Events and tickets
Memberships
Raffles
Supporter relationship management