Charities to further boost revenue streams when supporters change providers

London (23 May 2016) – Give as you Live has launched a new charity initiative, Give as you Switch, that will boost fundraising for all UK registered charities.

23 MAY 2016
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Give as you Live has launched a new charity initiative, Give as you Switch, that will boost fundraising for all UK registered charities. When a charity supporter compares and switches their car, home, pet, bike, travel, van, breakdown, or energy provider with Give as you Switch, they’ll raise up to £17.

London (23 May 2016) – Give as you Live has launched a new charity initiative, Give as you Switch, that will boost fundraising for all UK registered charities.

When a charity supporter compares and switches their car, home, pet, bike, travel, van, breakdown, or energy provider with Give as you Switch, they’ll raise up to £17.

The Give as you Switch service is free to all UK registered charities and supporters, as the donation is made by Give as you Live out of commission received from the insurance providers. Simple to use, supporter can enter details about themselves and the policy they want, and receive quotes from dozens of providers so they can compare premiums and features. Those using the service can also notify Give as you Switch of their renewal dates to ensure they have plenty of time to raise even bigger donations.

Give as you Live is connected to all UK charities through the Charity Commission therefore any charity can benefit from the new service – from Cancer Research to the local scout group.

Annabelle Risdon, Head of Charities at Give as you Live, said: “Energy and insurance are essentials for all of us and is something we all should be reviewing each year to ensure we have the right premium. By launching Give as you Switch, we’re hoping to make switching providers simple and give families an opportunity to save, all the while boosting revenue for charities with up to £17 per user. At no extra cost to the supporter, it’s a simple way for people to give back while improving their own circumstances, Give as you Switch expands our portfolio of fundraising products that help boost a charity’s revenue stream through innovative technology.”

To find out more about Give as you Switch, charities should visit give.as/switch. Charities can also access a free online marketing toolkit, filled with useful resources to share with their supporters about the new service.

Give as you Live is a comprehensive fundraising hub for charities. Every registered UK charity can benefit from Give as you Live’s free fundraising and loyalty technology. Part of the technology’s portfolio of products is giveasyoulive.com, a shopping website with a heart. When consumers shop through Give as you Live, the site donates a percentage of the spend to the charity of the shopper’s choice or the charity of the month.

To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise £7 million for UK charities.

* Over the last sixty days customers using Give as you Switch to change energy provider saved an average of £144.99 a year. The maximum we have managed to save a customer was £1,921 a year.

** Insurance price comparisons are provided by Quotezone

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Working with all 220,000 UK-registered charities, Give as you Live enables supporters to raise funds for any charity of their choice every time they shop online, without spending a penny more. Give as you Live can unlock the ‘hidden millions’ available to UK charities through their supporters’ online shopping, seamlessly moving money from the corporate sector at no cost to the charity or general public. So far, Give as you Live has helped shoppers raise £3,878,449.90 for charities in the UK.

Participating charities can receive up to 90% revenue share and already more than 400 charities receiving over £25 per year per supporter, with almost half receiving over £50 per year per supporter, through Give as you Live. The donation shown on the Give as you Live website is always the value that the charity receives.

Give as you Live can be used with over 2,600 of the biggest online retailers, from supermarkets, to travel agents, to dating sites. In addition to the likes of Expedia, John Lewis, iTunes, and lastminute.com, the most recent retailers to sign up include ASOS, Argos and EDF Energy, with the full list available here. Taking levels of UK online shopping into account, Give as you Live has the potential to raise £2billion every year for the UK’s charities.

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