Dona

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We love hearing about how Dona has helped churches - we've shared some of our feedback here.

St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich

The second largest Catholic cathedral in the UK.

They saw a decline in cash donations and sadly had been subject to cash thefts. 

We really wanted to help them; we set them up with our Digital Collection Plates and the online Donations Page. 

Due to the quick and easy to setup, within a couple of days from ordering, the cathedral was ready to accept card donations with contactless and Chip & PIN.

Started with Dona: March 2020
Website: https://www.sjbcathedral.org.uk/
Products: Donations Page and Digital Collection Plates

Raised £3,000 in May during the lockdown.

67% of donations were Gift Aided.

Dona’s online donation platform proved invaluable when the Cathedral had to shut due to lockdown. Their system provides clear and comprehensive information on donations and Gift Aid. They are very responsive and nothing is too much trouble for them.”

Matthew Fernandez-Graham
Director of Finance at Diocese of East Anglia

Lantern Arts Centre, Wimbledon

Strong community presence, reliant on donations to maintain themselves.

Seen a decline in cash donations, and they were exploring digital giving options.

Decided on Dona. Churches then ordered to close during the pandemic. Focus switched to online giving.

Refunded community tickets for cancelled shows, asked for donations in return online. Smart use of Gift Aid!

Started with Dona: March 2020
Website: https://www.lanternarts.org
Products: Donations Page and Digital Collection Plates

Average donation size over £40.
81% of donations were Gift Aided. 

Not only can givers state what they want the donation to be for, but they can also declare their Gift Aid status all in the same process. This saves us lots of chasing and paperwork and of course increases the value of the donation.

The functionality is slick and the user experience is good, even for those who are less used to using technology in this way.”

Steve Rees
Operations Manager