The Eurogamer Users 2018 charity drive Page 26

  • bad09 20 Feb 2018 19:04:02 8,351 posts
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    @Technoishmatt

    Aw you deleted it. Heartless bastard that was funny :)

    We got a nice bump today with the sticky and rename. Up to £690. Good work folks!
  • Technoishmatt 20 Feb 2018 19:06:00 2,592 posts
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    @bad09 Yer, I think it was just about lucky that I had already contributed :p
  • Jono62 20 Feb 2018 19:22:34 20,086 posts
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    BlizeH donated \o/
  • bad09 20 Feb 2018 19:30:27 8,351 posts
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    I remember that name for some reason. Who was he?

    Thanks to him for donating anyway :)
  • kentmonkey 20 Feb 2018 19:42:43 22,601 posts
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    He had to ask someone how to donate before doing it though!

    Just wanted to say thanks to those that got the thread title changed and the post stickied.

    The amount raised thus far has been amazing - I thought £500 was aspirational but clearly I didn't factor in the generosity of you people.

    Virtual Jaffa cakes all round!
  • mal 20 Feb 2018 19:47:19 29,326 posts
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    You mean you haven't seen him posting? He's one of our most prolific posters to this very day. Sure you haven't got him on ignore?
  • rice_sandwich 20 Feb 2018 19:49:32 4,496 posts
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    I believe you can also set up gifting via mobile phone which might encourage more people to donate.
  • Fourwisemen 20 Feb 2018 20:53:17 761 posts
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    @kentmonkey

    Great effort and gesture setting this page up, credit to you. Iíve made a small donation to whatís a wonderful cause, and whilst we all know it canít do what weíd want it to do for Reacher, I hope this community coming together a little puts just a momentary smile on their face.
  • Rusty_M 21 Feb 2018 07:48:18 6,839 posts
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    Wow. I'd not been on the forum, or even the Discord a huge amount lately, so I'd missed all of this. It's a good thing you've done, setting this up.
  • RelaxedMikki 21 Feb 2018 08:50:04 2,630 posts
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    Nice work pinning this for the visibility. Seems a great charity.

    Here's the justgiving link again:


    Donate here:
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/reacher

    Thanks to KM for setting it up.
  • dazcox5181 21 Feb 2018 09:41:47 625 posts
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    This is, of course, brilliant and a great example of the EG community spirit at its best...

    ...but it pains me knowing what JustGiving charge the charities (having worked in one which switched to a in house built alternative because of the fees charged)
  • kentmonkey 21 Feb 2018 10:21:09 22,601 posts
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    dazcox5181 wrote:
    This is, of course, brilliant and a great example of the EG community spirit at its best...

    ...but it pains me knowing what JustGiving charge the charities (having worked in one which switched to a in house built alternative because of the fees charged)
    Just on this point, so it's clear to everyone (and don't take the below as me defending JustGiving. I think they could do better, if I'm honest, but there is lots of research to prove that donations, specifically fundraising to charities, has increased massively since they launched because of the easy access they provide. I worked in the sector for 17 years, so know this subject pretty well):

    JustGiving take about 5-9% of the total figure as a fee. It depends on how people have donated, but includes things like:

    credit card surcharge fee
    vat on the fee
    paypal fee
    sms fee
    plus an admin fee for processing and reclaiming Gift Aid

    Only charities that actively want to use JustGiving as a fundraising platform are on there. So no charity that doesn't want to use it is listed as available to donate to.

    Plus if a charity does it themselves, they still have to pay credit card surcharge fees (which, for a charity the size of this one, will likely be about 2.5% due to them not having the income required to get a really low rate), staff to process the donations, staff to reclaim Gift Aid, and adhere to all online credit card processing rules, or pay someone else like World Pay to do that for them.

    There was a study done about 5 years ago, albeit from a smallish sample (about 200 from memory) that showed that charities of small/medium size (which is about 180k of the 190k registered charities) wouldn't even reclaim Gift Aid on donations of under £30, as it wasn't economically viable. And for those that did, on the average donation (which I think was circa £18) about 30% of that was taken up on admin to process the transaction, process Gift Aid reclaim, and pay the related fees.

    So although I think JustGiving could be slightly more transparent with how their fees are charged and exactly how much gets charged, I do think in the vast majority of cases (i.e. unless you're a 'Large' charity with fundraising turnover of circa £5m plus) they're more cost effective than doing it yourself.

    Long post. Sorry. Just didn't want anyone to start shitting the bed that half of their donation was going to fund Rupert Murdoch or something.

    (JustGiving do invest some of that fee back into marketing on behalf of the charity sector as well, so it's not all going to line the pockets of shareholders).
  • bonturi 21 Feb 2018 10:58:04 1 posts
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    I used to enjoy Christmas BT not ever since I turned 20
  • Jono62 21 Feb 2018 12:39:07 20,086 posts
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  • Jono62 21 Feb 2018 12:39:07 20,086 posts
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    Well done everyone. Over £900 :)

    Edited by Jono62 at 13:58:51 21-02-2018
  • Jono62 21 Feb 2018 17:07:38 20,086 posts
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    I shared the link with Jason Manford as he popped up on my Facebook.
  • the_milkybar_kid 21 Feb 2018 21:13:55 6,995 posts
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    I know of the work the charity does, a colleague was unfortunate to find themselves in a similar situation to Reacher and honestly, they wouldn't have coped otherwise. Such an invaluable service.

    Properly proud of this community. Well done everyone.
  • dazcox5181 22 Feb 2018 07:22:07 625 posts
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    @kentmonkey sorry didnít mean it to sound bad against them! I get smaller charities have little choice as running all that themselves would indeed be a nightmare! (And my experience was the biggest uk charity - NOT Oxfam though haha - and therefore our fees were crazy due to the amounts involved.)
    Anyway, will donate come payday on Monday!
  • kentmonkey 22 Feb 2018 21:52:55 22,601 posts
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    dazcox5181 wrote:
    @kentmonkey sorry didnít mean it to sound bad against them! I get smaller charities have little choice as running all that themselves would indeed be a nightmare! (And my experience was the biggest uk charity - NOT Oxfam though haha - and therefore our fees were crazy due to the amounts involved.)
    Anyway, will donate come payday on Monday!
    No that's alright mate. I know what you meant, and don't necessarily disagree. For big charities it doesn't make sense. Albeit it does from a marketing perspective. But for small-medium sized ones, they've boosted their coffers immensely.

    I've done about 3-4 fundraisers on EG through them now, and we've raised over £2.5k. Without that platform, there's no easy way I could have organised funraising that amount. So they have their place.

    Ideal world though charities wouldn't get charged credit card surcharges by the card companies, and could then do this themselves.

    Anyway...we've nearly hit £1k!
  • bad09 24 Feb 2018 10:12:49 8,351 posts
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    Just 28 quid to a grand come on someone, push it over today :)
  • Jono62 24 Feb 2018 11:58:39 20,086 posts
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    Woot Woot! 1k raised :)

    Nice one Zom.
  • kentmonkey 24 Feb 2018 12:00:56 22,601 posts
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    Wahey!!!!

    Well done everyone who has contributed.
  • Lotos8ter 24 Feb 2018 12:08:49 2,598 posts
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    I wasn't aware of this and my thoughts are with you and your family Reacher.
  • Zomoniac 24 Feb 2018 12:17:56 9,690 posts
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    I like round numbers. But then Lotos8ter had to go and ruin it with his generosity :D
  • bad09 24 Feb 2018 12:59:37 8,351 posts
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    Awesome job guys, well done we made it to a grand!

  • Lotos8ter 24 Feb 2018 14:16:34 2,598 posts
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    @Zomoniac :)
    There's only one thing for it. Let's get to £2000 (or at least £1500 if you're 'number OCD' can accept it!)
  • drhcnip 25 Feb 2018 03:22:13 6,007 posts
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    amazing wok - well done, chaps!
  • Reacher 27 Feb 2018 09:34:03 2,724 posts
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    Morning,

    Matthew (aka Bosh on ps4) passed away earlier this morning, in peace, with his family and friends around him.
  • Jono62 27 Feb 2018 09:44:02 20,086 posts
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    :( Hope you are alright, Reacher. My thoughts are with your family at this time.
  • robthehermit 27 Feb 2018 09:49:06 6,571 posts
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    Sorry for your loss Reacher.
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