5 Ways To Improve Fundraising At Mosques

On screen donation choices

Interested in boosting your donations income at Mosque?

We’ve got 5 ideas from a digital fundraising perspective that you’ll want to think about:

1. Add a contactless Donation device

Consider how little cash many of us carry nowadays? Your Mosque or Madrassah can easily take contactless payments and donations with a donation device. We provide Contactless Payment Devices, and have seen them deliver brilliantly for Mosques and Islamic Centres. 

Learn more about contactless fundraising.

Average Mosque Donation

2. Capture Gift Aid

Obvious, but sometimes this is a missed opportunity in Islamic settings. We know it can be difficult to grab attention from people coming in and out of the building at busy prayer times. But think about how you communicate the benefits this could bring? Asking your community to make the declaration gives you an extra 25% on top of any donation they make. Added up, and it’s a whole extra income stream – for free, from the Government!

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3. Consider your Zakat options

We know giving Zakat is a key part of the Islamic faith, as much as giving through Sadaqah. It can get a bit confusing when gathering donations for different reasons. Plus, it’s important that different pots of money are kept separate for accountability so donations go to where they’re most needed.

On the Donation Station, we call it Variable Causes and Donation Amounts – but you can just say, you want a Zakat option.

4. Tell people about your work

Charities and faith groups sometimes forget to add the extra information to the end of their request for donations.

The message that explains the impact should be on screens, web pages and in your email newsletters.

The Cost of Living crisis will affect donations. Make the most of any giving opportunities and tell people how much you need, and for what purpose.

Want to provide an after school club for children free of charge to families in need? Tell people what their £5 will mean and how many families you aim to help.

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5. Collaborate!

Digital Skills training is a key part of improving outcomes with digital fundraising for charities.

Ask for volunteers who will help maintain digital fundraising platforms and devices, train up anyone who needs to access reports and Gift Aid declarations to make your HMRC applications – to build confidence around these tools.

Think about your finance team – they’ll probably have questions and want to see how data is handled by a device like the Donation Station.

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If you're interested in exploring additional support for religious sectors, check out our dedicated page here. Discover insights, case studies, and solutions to enhance your organisation's digital presence and fundraising. efforts.

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Attract Loop

Part of the Donation Station’s key visual design features, the Attract Loop are screensavers purposefully designed to run on a loop. Created by GWD with your input, they use visuals or photography, plus an emotive call to action, to catch the donors interest and lead them towards donation through interactive storytelling.


The entire Donation Station is open to branding, from external display to on-screen logos, photography and your brand look and feel.

Our design support service can adapt visuals and graphics to suit your brand.

Wifi or 4G/5G Data SIM

Where you need it, the Donation Station can be supplied with Data or Wifi connectivity.

If using the device in a remote location or at an event, it’s worth considering the signal strength available – GWD can support you to ensure there’s a smooth running operation on the day.

Safe & Secure

All data is transmitted with full encryption, so you can be sure that all individual donor data is safely used, in accordance with GDPR regulations.

Choice of Donations

Giving choice on where the donor wants their money to be spent empowers them further. The Donation Station asks this question and gives charities freedom to present their causes and activities as separate campaigns.

Gift Aid Up Sell

An integrated Gift Aid function on all Donation Stations helps boost fundraising a further 25%. This tax relief can be claimed from HRMC from any donor that supplies their contact details and makes a declaration, as a UK tax payer. The Donation Station is designed to encourage and secure this additional fundraising income easily, through simple reports that can be downloaded and submitted to HMRC as part of a Gift Aid claim.