What is Easyfundraising? This is a site which raises money for charities online through its supporters. Once a supporter is registered through the Easyfundraising website they can get online ‘partner’ stores to make a small donation when the supporter makes a purchase. These donations are in the region of 2% and are given by the retailer. Partner stores include Amazon, iTunes and eBay. Another really easy way to raise money is through using ‘easysearch‘ to search the net, rather than Google, etc. For every search made through the KEP easysearch engine, a donation in the region of 0.5p will be made. That may not sound like much, but they estimate that the average user making 10 searches a day will raise £20 in a year.
Why is it so good? If it is not obvious already, Easyfundraising is a way of KEP’s supporters raising money for the charity with minimal effort and no additional costs on their part. It is particularly good for KEP because the funds are unrestricted, and will go a long way to covering the fiddly overheads we incur every year.
What do I need to do to fundraise for KEP using Easyfundraising?
Register on the Easyfundraising site and nominate ‘Kenya Education Partnerships’ as your cause. When you want to purchase something online, you can either log on to the retailer’s site through Easyfundraising, or you can install a plug-in for your browser that lets you know whenever a site you’re on will make easyfundraising donations. Just downloading the plug-in is a 50p donation to KEP!
Here’s the link to KEP’s easyfundraising page:http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kenyaeducationpartnerships/