Our fresh approach to giving

We get that people can be put off by charity. Many people want to do good but they aren’t sure that their money will be used well, or that it will even make a difference. Some people are fed up with negative campaigns and want to hear about positive changes. Others just don’t want to be hounded for money.

The Raise Your Hands Philosophy

At Raise Your Hands, we believe our members should give on their terms. We believe they should be inspired to join, through positive motivation and seeing the difference they can make.

So what does that mean in practice?

  • Our membership is a flat donation of £10 per month. And £10 means £10. We won’t badger you with further asks or appeals
  • 100% of your money goes directly to the charities themselves, not our costs (more below)
  • We only use positive forms of engagement. No chugging, phone calls or wasteful door drops
  • We offer our members an opportunity to engage with our charities, beyond just giving money, and have their say. See Member Benefits
  • We keep our members informed through regular charity updates

The 100% model and our funding

Raise Your Hands is structured so that 100% of members donations goes directly to the charities themselves. This is given on an unrestricted basis, which frees up our trusted charities to spend the money in the most effective way possible.

And how do we cover our costs? The running of Raise Your Hands is funded by a number of generous patrons and grants from corporate partners. They believe in what we do and the effectiveness of the Raise Your Hands model.

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