Giving 110%

How our fees work – and what we're doing for it

How it Works

When you donate on DontSendMeACard, you choose a charity to receive the funds. Here's an example of the fees deducted, then the addition of processing Gift Aid:

You donate
Our 5% fee
PayPal's 3.4% fee +20p
Gift Aid
Total donation


What do you mean 110%?
So in the case of the £10 example above, 112% would go to your charity. In the case of our £2 minimum donation, 102% goes to charity. For a larger £100 donation, 114%. This means that you're typically giving 110%! And you don't need to run a marathon...

Gift Aid
For the charity to process Gift Aid the contributor must be a UK-based tax payer. We never touch the Gift Aid. Our charity partners process this separately, meaning we only apply our 5% fee to the initial donation. We never apply a fee to the Gift Aid.

Donations Made Instantly
DontSendMeACard makes each payment instantly. Meaning that charities receive donations right away.

What You Are Charged
You are never charged any additional amounts. You simply donate the amount that you want to and that's all that you will be charged.

What we do for our 5% fee

DontSendMeACard is a collaboration between graphic designer Alex Furness and Web Engineer, a web development team. Both based in Exeter, Devon.

We’ve spent considerable time and resources building a top notch web application that offers an easy-to-use interface, with a secure payment gateway, and a host of tools for promoting and facilitating online giving.

We’re excited to be able to offer a solid platform that users can easily send e-cards and donate on special occasions in replacement of greeting cards. Running the website has overheads. Including:

- Building, continually refining, and monitoring the website
- Creating new features for users and charities to raise funds with
- Customer support

We also have marketing and advertising costs.

Lastly we are continually building relationships with new charities and organisations, and developing website content including videos, blog posts, and imagery to communicate what it is and how it can be used. All of this involves office overhead.

“What would have been spent on cards goes to causes people care about.”


DontSendMeACard is a social enterprise.

Quite simply, we can send e-cards and give what greeting cards and postage cost to causes that really need it.

DontSendMeACard is supported by The Dartington Hall Trust and Plymouth University.

UK Charities are jumping on board the venture! See the full list.

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