Vir2 welcomes 100% payouts on text donations from Orange & T-Mobile

first_img  53 total views,  1 views today Vir2, the UK’s leading specialist dedicated provider of text donation services to charity, welcomed the announcement from Everything Everywhere (parent company to T-Mobile UK and Orange) to suspend the charging of administrative fees for donations to charities.Zero cost donations have been available to major campaigns (like Comic Relief) for some time, but the same rates were not available to smaller appeals. The announcement means that all charities can now get text donation without paying any charges to the major networks.Virgin Mobile (5.4% market share ) and Three (6.2% market share) will often waive their charges to small charities upon application so there is nothing stopping 100% payout on all networks.Text donation has huge potential with 91% of the UK adult population having at least one mobile phone and the average UK phone user sending 111 texts a month (Source Ofcom).“It is a big day for the sector – it is like all of our birthdays have come at once. A big debt is owed to the Charities Aid Foundation and the Institute of Fundraising, Howard Lake and Joe Saxton for carrying on the campaign, but also the MPs, Mark Oaten and Peter Bottomley with whom we first began lobbying Parliament to get the rules changed in 2006,”said Roger Craven, CEO of Vir2. Howard Lake | 17 April 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Vir2 welcomes 100% payouts on text donations from Orange & T-Mobile  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Law / policy smslast_img read more