KindLink is the network with purpose. We’re a digital platform connecting all actors in corporate social responsibility and sustainable action. We provide a community where you build connections with colleagues and friends so you can clearly see the good you do in the world.
We increase companies’ reputation and employee engagement by showcasing their social impact; and help charities engage more with their supporters and raise more funds for their crucial work, for free.
Our team is composed of people from the financial technology and charity sectors. We created KindLink to bring back trust and transparency to the charity sector and because we believe that more efficient charities that do not need to worry about their overstretched resources and lack of tools to successfully manage their work can focus on what they do best: help others and make the world a better place. Learn more about our founding story here.
Yes, KindLink software is free for charities and is managed by the KindLink Foundation, a registered charity (no. 1177210). We do not take any fees or commission from your donations - we believe charities very well know how to spend the funds they raise, and we do not take anything for ourselves. We have a partnership with one of the biggest payment processing acquirers Stripe, which ensures the lowest fees and best payment terms on the market:
1.45%+10p per transaction for UK and EU debit and credit cards incl. AMEX
+£2 per active month (active= when you accept online donations)
Taking payments outside the UK and EU is also possible (different bank fees apply)
KindLink works with companies to make their corporate social responsibility impact visible and allow them to increase their employee and customer engagement through their philanthropic and sustainability activities. KindLink for Business links to KindLink for Charities and allows non-profits to report more efficiently and engage better with their supporters. At the same time businesses receive live impact updates from the charities they support. We help these businesses effectively market their good deeds through CSR tools integrated with social media platforms. See more here and here.
We really appreciate it! Thank you! Please tell a business or non-profit you know about us. Your reference is the biggest vote of confidence we can get.
Just follow this link! It takes only a few minutes to set up a charity account with KindLink.
We only need you to fill five fields of information, and then you can start using the donor and beneficiary CRM, donation management services, and Gift Aid reporting. In order to process online donations, we will be asking a couple more pieces of information that will allow us and our partner, Stripe, to do due diligence checks. Don’t worry, it is all online and effortless.
Yes, we cannot admit charities that are established for and are working solely on the promotion of political and religious beliefs.
Yes, we can process charity Gift Aid automatically. Moreover, we will not only record the Gift Aid from a donor but automatically file it for you with HMRC. Your charity can determine how often we process Gift Aid. Thanks to KindLink, claiming Gift Aid will become effortless and can be done even on a daily basis if you like. We recommend you claim it once a week so that you don’t miss out on the valuable flow of cash.
We work with all non-profit organisations including CICs, registered companies with charitable purpose, etc. We can work with any nonprofit organisation that is registered with the relevant regulatory body in your country - Charity Commission, HMRC or Companies House - or with your national regulatory body (see question below for further details). We might not be able to work with you if your organisation is an unincorporated organisation and you’re not registered with any regulatory body.
Other non-profit organisations might be subject to additional verification and security checks.
Yes, international charities are welcome on KindLink. There might be some restrictions when it comes to collecting online donations as that depends on our partner policies. There are some countries where our partner, Stripe, is not in operation: please check your country of origin here.We also might not be able to work with you if your organisation is an unincorporated organisation, and you’re not registered with any regulatory body.
If you are not a UK charity, please use your registration number (it might be your national reference, the Companies House number, or the HMRC reference number that recognises you as a charitable organisation for tax purposes), and we will then be able to look up your organisation and make sure you are fully on board as soon as possible.
KindLink does not give grants to charities. We do much more than that! We give all charities the opportunity to showcase their work more transparently and be able to attract more funding.
Online card transactions and recurring payments.
KindLink is not only a fundraising platform. Fundraising is just one of KindLink’s many functionalities amongst which are a CRM for donors and beneficiaries, corporate engagement and reporting tool, Gift Aid reporting and project management. We give the donor a tangible reason to donate more by showing them the impact of what their donation can achieve. We are also proud to provide charities 100% of their donations so that they may do more kindness.
Yes, of course. Our donation and donor management systems allow you to record Gift Aided (or other) donations from other systems, as well as import and export your database for external purposes. We will still automatically file Gift Aid claims for you for free. KindLink is built for small charities, so if there’s anything that we can build to help you out, please let us know.
We believe in what you do so we will help with any of your support enquiries. After registration, you will receive a support phone number you can call any time during the day or you can chat with us on our website. Meanwhile, we aim to answer any enquiries within 24 hours. Email us.
£10 credit card donation with Gift Aid.
|Amount given by the donor||£10.00|
|Less bank fees||- £0.25|
|Plus Gift Aid on the donation||+ £2.50|
|Total net amount retained by charity||£12.25|
Corporate Social Responsibility is increasingly important to businesses. More consumers are looking at large corporations and small businesses to engage in CSR voluntary work from environmental conservation to community services. Consumers are 92 percent more likely to trust a company that supports these issues, according to the Cone Communications research, and it's reflective in successful marketing campaigns and sales.
Young consumers also brought this philanthropic trend into the office by seeking employers passionate about the same sustainable and social issues as they are. Research by Deloitte found that Millennials spend the most time on a company's CSR webpage when researching a prospective workplace. Internal public relations and human resources must recognize young, talented professionals are eager to make a contribution to a kinder world.
KindLink wants to help utilize and manage the corporate social responsibility plan so businesses can spread more kindness and create thriving employees.
KindLink provides your business with the CSR tools needed to utilize your company's initiatives.
Our KindLink software allows your business to organize volunteering and fundraising campaigns, match-giving promises, and payroll giving schemes. All company kind deeds are displayed on campaign pages that are integrated with social media channels and internal channels for marketing material and organizational purposes.
KindLink also helps you bring ethical, sustainable business practices into your office with our impact reports, which allows you to record everything from plastic bottles recycled in the office to CO2 saved during manufacturing. KindLink also encourages you to track new skills developed by your employees during volunteering on this feature.
We provide your employees with an opportunity to organise their own fundraising and volunteering campaigns. KindLink stores all your company CSR initiatives in one place, which allows your employees to search and filter through initiatives and then participate where they’re most passionate. We added permission-flow so you can keep an eye on their good work.
KindLink has a robust participation management system. We've implemented multiple levels of approval processes for companies to manage their employees' volunteering. Our system can be customized for your administrative needs. Your employees can record their own participation data or volunteer hours. KindLink also allows CSR managers or other team leaders to manually add participants to volunteer campaigns. Volunteering can be added to employee calendars as well as linked to email notification to your entire team knows it's time to do kind work.
KindLink provides our business clients direct impact updates, data and posts from charities. Our charities will share pictures, videos, and stories documenting their work done with your donations. Your profile will show you what they were able to execute with your help whether you provided monetary, non-monetary, or environmental donations. We also link this media to your campaign page, so it’s easy to market the result of your donations.
Yes, KindLink is integrated with social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We’re also connected to your internal channels, like Slack, Yammer, and email clients.
Our corporate social responsibility reporting can be fully customized dashboards as well as or full raw data export in Excel based on your unique business requirements.
Yes, we integrate with external social media channels and internal channels for our CSR tools.
We’re excited to provide our users with two different ways to do match giving on KindLink.
The first option is that your employees fundraise directly on KindLink and have their campaigns promoted like a crowdfunding campaign. A CSR manager can then go directly to that campaign to record the transaction. This will be posted on the campaign page, so your hard-working employee can see that you matched their donations!
The second way we let you do match giving starts with an employee donating directly to a charity or using outside fundraising platforms. In the match giving initiative the employee can downloads a match giving form to fill out or directly upload proof of the donation and notify the manager.
We now provide a unique Payroll Giving service through our KindLink software and KindLink Foundation. Our foundation is an HMRC registered Payroll Giving Agent created to transparently process your payroll giving. We provide your employees with a simple online tool to record and manage their payroll giving histories and donations on one webpage. Our payroll giving is an end-to-end solution for your business. In addition, we support the Geared for Giving initiative and additional pricing discounts are available through the scheme.
Payroll Giving feature is part of our B2B SaaS annual fee. For processing the scheme with HMRC KindLink foundation charges 1.5 percent of the payroll donation. Your company has the choice to pay this percentage or pass the fee onto the beneficiary charity. This is not a commercial fee; it goes to the KindLink Foundation - a registered charity - which we use to provide businesses payroll giving services. Our payroll scheme is 70 percent cheaper than other providers, and as part of the Geared for Giving scheme we guarantee our pricing to be at least 50 percent less than your current provider. KindLink partners with Geared for Giving to encourage more employees to donate through payroll giving.
KindLink wants to help you do more good deeds as a business, so we will help with any of your support enquiries, trainings, set up implementation and so on. You will receive a support phone number you can call any time during the day or you can chat with us on our website. Meanwhile, we aim to answer any enquiries within 24 hours. SLA contracts are offered to our Enterprise business customers. Email us.
Here at KindLink, we know one-by-one we can make the world a kinder place. That's why we are building a new platform where individual donors can see the impact of their donation and feel a real connection to the good they have done. Stay tuned and sign up here while we work to bring transparency and innovation to individual philanthropy. If your company has a KindLink Business account, you can request them to give you access.
To donate to a charity, please visit the existing charity websites and their donation buttons.
Yes, of course you can! But you will miss all the amazing stories that charities share with other KindLink users.
Yes, we collect your email when processing your donation to send a receipt for tax purposes.
Just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll cancel it for you.
We keep our software, tools and libraries up-to-date with security standards and latest trends. As we use Google Cloud for all IT related activities our infrastructure complies with ISO-27001. To top it off we are applying an SSL Certificate (the green lock in your web address field) with TLS and strong cyphers for all our web services. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), registration reference: ZA187358. Last but not least, we use secure payment processing channels and tokenisation of card details between us and our payment provider – Stripe.
KindLink is PCI DSS compliant. For additional security we do not store any payment card data. That information is stored by our payment provider Stripe. Their systems and procedures are fully PCI DSS compliant as well as Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated.
Only charity team-members whom you invited to the platform can see your data. In different support cases, our trained team can help you out with any data set related issues.
We do not sell or exchange personal data to third parties. It fully depends on you if you would like to give your details to the charity or create an account with KindLink.
KindLink is PCI DSS compliant. For additional security we do not store any payment card data, that information is stored by our payment provider Stripe. Their systems and procedures are fully PCI DSS compliant as well as regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We use the most secure payment processing channels using tokenisation of card details between us and our payment provider – Stripe.
No, we’ll keep our communication to a few, kind and useful words. Also, let us know and we'll make sure we don't email you at all.