JustGiving taps into social trend with Care button for charities

New button will allow consumers to show their support for charities and fundraisers on the digital portal, and will give charities new insight into consumer behaviour, company claims

JustGiving Care button launches
JustGiving Care button launches

Charity giving community portal, JustGiving, has launched a ‘Care’ social button for donation sites in a bid to make the experience more personal for consumers.

Described as a “new social currency”, the button enables a user to show their support for a cause on any charity profile participating in the digital platform.

The Care button will be rolled out across charity pages on JustGiving over the next few weeks, and can also be embedded in a charity’s website to allow followers to express their support. A closed beta trial with several external charity sites will be launched in coming weeks.

“Today’s digital natives interact with organisations through a wide spectrum of online engagement,”

JustGiving product manager, Jonathan Waddingham, said in a statement. “Building these long-term, ongoing relationships with supporters is going to be absolutely critical for charities who want to attract the next generation of givers.

“The Care button allows you to publically express what you care about, and inspire others to do the same, and it is a way for donors to personalise their experience on JustGiving.”

Cancer Research UK is one of the first in a small group of charities to trial the button. Its head of digital, Michael Docherty, saw the initiative as a way to extend social conversations with consumers.

“Cancer Research UK saw the value in building a community on social media very early on and we now have an extremely engaged core of online supporters,” Docherty stated in a blog post marking the launch.

“This is a totally new way to connect with us and show support, forming the basis for a long-term relationship which will help us to beat cancer sooner.”

JustGiving said it plans to give charities data insights into who has clicked the button as a way of further increasing their reach and growing their supporter community.

JustGiving raised $490 million for charities through its digital portal in 2013, and has chalked up 24 per cent year-on-year growth. Since its launch in 2001, it claims to have raised $2.6 billion for more than 13,000 charities. The company is funded by charging a small fee on donations made on the site.

“Care is part of a raft of changes on the way at JustGiving, as we enter a period of high growth in the Asia-Pacific region,” country director, Nikki Kinloch, said in a statement.

Last month, the company opened up global APIs, giving charity app developers the ability to link to its platform and embed digital donations capabilities.

One of the first companies to utilise the API was Australian health promotion charity, Hearts4Heart, for its Million Beats mobile app. Other brands using the API include Spotify’s ‘Guilty Pledgers’ app, and Cancer Research UK’s ‘Race for Life app.

JustGiving also officially launched its GiveGraph proprietary platform, which charts giving behaviours globally, in June.

Follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO Australia conversation on LinkedIn: CMO Australia, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMOAustralia, or check us out on Google+: google.com/+CmoAu

Signup to CMO’s email newsletter to receive your weekly dose of targeted content for the modern marketing chief.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

Is artificial intelligence riddled with bias?

The purpose of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has always been to replace the menial and repetitive tasks we do each day in every sector, so that we can concentrate on doing what we do best. Saving time and money has certainly been a decent outcome as AI infiltrates the business landscape, however, now we are starting to see problems that cause major issues in practice.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

5 things every business can do to drive brand loyalty

If you’re in any customer-centric role, you’ll likely be familiar with the Net Promoter Score (NPS) – one of the most popular tools for brands to measure their customer sentiment.

Catherine Anderson

Chief customer officer, Powershop Australia

What the modern gig economy is doing to customer experience

Most marketing theory was established in the context of stable employment relationships. From front-line staff to marketing strategists and brand managers, employees generally enjoyed job security with classic benefits such as superannuation plans, stable income streams, employment rights, training, sabbaticals and long-service leave.

Dr Chris Baumann

Associate professor, Macquarie University

Thank you! That was useful to know.

Belia Adam

Why your best social marketing brand tool could be hiding in plain sight

Read more

Because you are missing the point of the term "disruption"

Sean

Uber for the truckies: How one Aussie startup is disrupting the freight industry

Read more

Absolutely agree with this ... Facebook doesn't care what adds they show. You report an add for fake news/scam and it just remains "open...

Quasi Carbon

Unilever CMO threatens Facebook, Google with digital advertising boycott

Read more

How to create Pinball game in 4 minshttps://youtu.be/S1bsp7del3M

Alex Atmavan

Rethinking gamification in marketing

Read more

True Local - one of the least credible review sites on the entire internet.

MyNameIsStomp

Former Virgin Mobile CMO and CEO joins oOh! as first customer chief

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in