iDonate (Ireland)

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TypeLimited Company
FoundedGalway (2011)
FounderAlan Coyne
HeadquartersGalway Ireland
ProductsOnline fundraising tools

iDonate is an online fundraising platform for charities and non profit organisations in Ireland. It was launched in 2011, and available to the more charities and non profit organisations in Ireland.

Formation and organisation[edit]

iDonate was formed in 2012 by entrepreneur Alan Coyne. Coyne was then technical director with Western Webs in Tuam, County Galway,[1] and later developed the iCrowdFund crowdfunding website and a micro-donations app.[2][3][4][5]

iDonate is a private company,[6] and is a member of Fundraising Ireland, the association for professional fundraisers in Ireland.[7]

The company has used the slogan 'Making Giving Easier' in their radio advertising campaigns.[8]

iDonate was a recipient of the SCCUL Entrepreneurship Social Enterprises Award in 2012,[9] was a regional finalist in the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards in 2013,[10] and was featured by Silicon Republic as "Tech Start-up of the Week" in July 2013.[11]

In 2019, iDonate's Charity Tax Back service introduced electronic signatures on CHY3/4 Charitable Donation Scheme forms.[12][13] In 2020, it launched an online raffle creator.[14]


The services available on the iDonate fundraising platform include :

  • iDonate - a fundraising service for registered charities and trusts in Ireland.
  • iFundraise Fundraising - for nonprofits who do not have charitable status, such as schools, sports clubs, community groups and individual causes.
  • Charity Tax Back - a service to remind donors if they reach the threshold which allows tax relief on charitable donations.[15]
  • Take The Challenge - a service to nominate people to do a fundraising challenge.[16][17]
  • Virtual event support for fundraisers[18]
  • iRegister - an event registration system[19]
  • TENDO Giving - a micro-donations app.[20]


  1. ^ "Company Registration Number : 350127". Government Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. January 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "New iCrowdfund website launched by developers of", Irish Tech News, 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "New Irish crowdfunding platform launches". Digital Times. July 2014.
  4. ^ "Developers of Launch New Crowdfunding Site:". Crowdfund Insider. September 2014.
  5. ^ "Stripe-led app will help charities keep 100pc of donations". Sunday Independent. November 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Company Registration Number : 424327". Government Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. October 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Classified Suppliers Directory". Fundraising Ireland, 10 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. June 1, 2014. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "iDonate Radio Advertising campaign". iDonate. May 1, 2013.
  9. ^ "SCCUL Award". SCCUL Entrepreneur Awards, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Co. Galway. November 2012.
  10. ^ "Ulster Bank Business Achievers" (PDF). Small Business Can, c/o Ulster Bank Group Centre, George’s Quay, Dublin 2. March 2013.
  11. ^ "Tech Start-up of the week". Silicon Republic, Digital Exchange, Crane Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8. July 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "Tuam based web company to introduce new e-signature process which could help charities receive millions of euro in additional income". Mid West Radio. Sep 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "New tax-back initiative expected to boost charity donations by millions". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  14. ^ "iDonate announce addition of online raffle feature". Athlone Advertiser. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  15. ^ "CHY3 Cert - Enduring Certificate" (PDF). Retrieved 20 November 2018. By completing the CHY3 Form, you are allowing The Charity claim tax relief on this and any future donations to The Charity for a five year period.
  16. ^ "30KM for Purple House in January!". Wicklow Voice. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  17. ^ "#TaketheChallenge: 10,000 Steps for 3Ts". 3TS - Turn The Tide of Suicide. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  18. ^ "iDonate launches support for Virtual Fundraising Events". Irish Tech News. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  19. ^ "IRegister- About Us". Retrieved 28 September 2017. We have integrated iRegister with iDonate [..] and are managed by eBookIreland Promotions
  20. ^ "Tuam app will let you give price of a treat to charity". Tuam Herald, Dublin Rd, Tuam, Co. Galway. November 5, 2014.

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