The donations website JustGiving has been accused of greed as figures reveal that it makes £20 million a year and pays one of its founders a package of nearly £200,000 a year from donor’s generosity. (Daily Mail)
Its cut of around 6% compares badly with that taken by other similar donation websites, with only £11.74 reaching the charity from a £10 donation (including added Gift Aid) compared with £12.15 from Virgin Money Giving and £12.37 from My Donate from BT.
Given that millions of donors value the convenience of giving through a website isn’t it time for the charity sector to set one up itself, on a not-for -profit basis?
Just a thought…