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Weejot Donate - Transforming the Charity Sector with mobile donations

When we started Jadu 11 years ago we had one mission. We wanted to help organise information across the enterprise and provide tools that would make a real difference to people’s lives.

Since then, we've grown a little and Jadu technology now powers some of the largest websites, portals, forms and commerce systems in the world. We've created some wonderful software and made some great friends along the way.

One of those friends came to us with an idea. PayPal wanted to partner with us to deliver rich mobile experiences using their payments platform. Coincidentally, at the same time, our very close friends at Alzheimer's Society wanted to create a better mobile experience for their donors. ­The rest is history.

Today's launch of Weejot Donate is a significant step forward in achieving that mission.

Charities who sign up to weejot.com, can now create mobile apps for campaigns, events and appeals in less than an hour. These can be accessed by any mobile or touch screen device without any technical integration or code. What CMS did for publishing, Weejot.com does for apps - and with Weejot Donate, fundraisers can deploy themselves, with no developers, in real time.

Free for the first year for all charities and then competitively priced thereafter, Jadu hopes that Weejot Donate will transform charitable giving in the UK and help charities to take advantage of the increase in mobile web-surfing. In addition, if you're a very small charity with a turnover less than £5m, we may waive the fee's.

Now charities can set up their own personalised apps in less than an hour - including donations apps, integrated into PayPal's payment service. Weejot Donate also enables people to give spontaneously in response to social media, SMS, email and QR code campaigns.

So far we've had an overwhelmingly positive response. Early adopters include Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, Blue Cross and the Amber Foundation among others.

For major charities, this is a first, saving thousands in native app development and enabling them to respond and adapt to rapidly changing humanitarian disasters which can mean the difference between a donation or a missed opportunity to help save lives. Charities can now push apps in real time.

We know that today's launch is only the beginning, and that giving through your mobile will eventually becomes as natural as dropping coins in the collection tin.

We hope we can make a difference to people's lives.




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