iRaiser is first major fundraising platform to sign Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Practice
Adherence to the code is public commitment by iRaiser to adhere to the highest fundraising standards.
iRaiser, Europe’s leading fundraising software company for not-for-profit organisations, has signed the Fundraising Regulator's Code of Practice. In doing so it has become the first mainland European platform to sign the Code. iRaiser officially launched in the UK at the end of last year.
This means that iRaiser embraces a voluntary set of rules governing how money can be raised by charities in the UK. In particular, the code stipulates that platforms used for online fundraising should be fully transparent about the fees they charge and whether any are taken from Gift Aid, which iRaiser does not do.
This, together with how iRaiser automates a substantial portion of an organisations’ fundraising activity, enables more resources to be dedicated to front line charitable initiatives. It also means that iRaiser is the first major fundraising solution in the UK to sign the Code of Practice.
The Code of Fundraising Practice outlines the high standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. It was developed by the fundraising community through the work of the Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Association, and was formally transferred to the Fundraising Regulator at its launch in 2016.
iRaiser, which launched its London office at the end of 2018, works with over 750 organisations across Europe including WWF, the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam and Unicef. They are already trusted by some of the top charities in the UK like Diabetes UK, UK for UNHCR, Humanity and Inclusion, and Shelter.
It provides organisations with innovative digital fundraising tools that help deliver engaging campaigns for their fundraising initiatives, and raise funds for their cause.
Emmanuel Chaumeau, CEO of iRaiser Group, said:
“The Code of Fundraising Practice is an incredibly important set of standards which we are proud to support. It ensures that everyone involved with not-for-profits acts in an ethical and fair way. This is crucial for people who make donations – they need to know that their money has been collected and used in the right way."
Gerald Oppenheim, Fundraising Regulator CEO, said:
“We are pleased to add iRaiser to the register of organisations, which have publicly signed up to the Fundraising Regulator and our UK Code of Fundraising Practice. Registration is a sign that iRaiser takes its fundraising responsibilities in the UK seriously, and is committed to adopting the standards of the charities it works with to raise money for good causes.”
iRaiser’s white label solution is fully customisable and includes online donation pages, peer-to-peer fundraising, event fundraising, crowdfunding, and CRM. It uses a number of algorithms developed by four PhD experts to improve the conversion rate and the average donation amount made.
iRaiser offers different plans that suit charities of all sizes. Committing their success to their clients' own successful activities, all while offering a fair and transparent model with no impact on their fundraising.
iRaiser’s online fundraising platforms incorporate payments systems which are compatible with more than 30 languages (including Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese), and 135 currencies, enabling organisations to launch global campaigns.
Since their founding in 2012, iRaiser has always been committed to providing not-for-profit organisations with the best tools for raising funds online. Thanks to their trust and commitment, more than 2 billion euros have been collected over the past 10 years using their solutions.