YourCause and Charities Trust Announce Global Partnership to Boost Employee Giving and Engagement in the United Kingdom

Cassandra Bennett August 22, 2018 News

YourCause, the leader in enterprise philanthropic technology, and Charities Trust, one of the U.K.’s leading donation management organizations, have joined forces to boost employee-driven charitable giving in the United Kingdom.

Charities Trust will provide YourCause clients with charitable payment processing to U.K.-based charities, as well as expand YourCause’s international charity database with the addition of over 210,000 registered U.K. charities. The global partnership will provide greater charity choice and increase employee giving capacity to the YourCause Global Good Network, which consists of over 300 corporations and nearly 8 million employees located in more than 170 countries.

“In 2017, the YourCause platform enabled employees to donate over one million dollars to charities based in the United Kingdom. Year after year, employees expect more from their employers in the global offerings of their corporate social responsibility and philanthropy programs,” said Matt Combs, Founder, and CEO of YourCause. “To meet these demands, corporations must offer easy to use tools that encourage employee participation in workplace giving and volunteering programs, backed by reliable, transparent, and secure global charity vetting and payment distribution services from partners such as Charities Trust.”

Charities Trust will provide charity verification and payment processing services for U.K. organizations.  This partnership further expands YourCause’s flexible and trusted global vetting and payment distribution processes, ensuring that clients have access to a comprehensive charity database verified against both U.K. and U.S. standards.

The partnership will also support Payroll Giving and the claiming of Gift Aid, providing companies with U.K.-based employees with a seamless giving experience that takes advantage of incentives unique to the United Kingdom.

Linda Minnis, CEO of Charities Trust, said of the partnership, “We are delighted to be working as YourCause’s preferred payment partner in the United Kingdom. We share many values, including a determination to ensure that we provide the widest choice of corporate and employee giving solutions. We know this collaboration will create significant opportunities for both parties and benefit many more charities. Between our organizations, we currently have some of the largest global companies as clients and look forward to providing them with greater charity choice and enhanced employee giving options.”

 

About Charities Trust

Charities Trustis one of the UK’s leading donation management organizations. It offers a range of services to help its clients raise millions of pounds for good causes. During the past decade it has distributed over half a billion pounds to more than 50,000 charities.

As a charity and not-for-profit, fees are kept as low as possible. Any money made goes back into growing the giving market and not to shareholders.

With its simple, friendly and inventive approach it has earned a trusted reputation and firmly established itself at the heart of corporate giving.