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BT MyDonate - Putting Off Offseas Donors?

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Every year my family does a walk for Kidney Research UK. The first year we setup an online donation site via the Kidney Research UK site, but people complained because it had zero functionality, was hard to use and didn't have any social connectors or ability to accept Paypal or text donations.

The following two years we used JustGiving and donations rose, I think because we could accept text donations, advertise on Facebook and accept donations from overseas via Paypal. Several people I went to school and uni with now live overseas and many Facebook friends as well.

This year the Rotary Club (who organise the walk we do) my own employers and several colleagues have urged me to use BT MyDonate because their charges are cheaper and the charity will receive more. But I notice in the "bumpf" that Rotary sent me that they said if we want overseas donations we should use JustGiving instead. I also notice that whilst MyDonate accept credit and debit cards and SAY they accept overseas donations, they don't accept Paypal. I think that might put people overseas off using it, as they will have to sign up for a BT account and use a credit card. And not everyone HAS a credit card or wants to give their details.

Should I open TWO accounts, one for overseas as JustGiving and a BT MyDonate for UK donations?


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