GWD at Fundraising Convention 2023

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Join us to see the Donation Station live

The annual Fundraising Convention, held by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, will take place on 3rd and 4th July at the QEII Centre, London .

This year, for the first time ever, the event will be hybrid with both in-person and online tickets available. Which ties in nicely with this year’s theme of ‘Connection’.

What does Connection mean to us?

The Donation Station works hard to connect charities, fundraisers, corporate partners and supporters through contactless technology.

It’s also ideal for building meaningful connections through digital storytelling. By using strong imagery and messaging, the device connects donors to your cause, something that is especially important in today’s competitive landscape.

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The Donation Station by GWD

Come and say hello!

Find us on Stand 2 in the Expo, on the Third Floor. We love meeting fundraisers in-person so come and have a chat with our friendly team about all things contactless fundraising.

We will also be raising funds on behalf of The Salvation Army, so look out for our live Contactless Donation Station, and see how well it can work for your cause.

What are we looking forward to?

Food Donations for The Abbey Centre

This year, the event is getting involved with fundraising itself. The CIOF have partnered with a local charity and are asking for food donations. These will be collected Monday 3rd July, from 8:30am-4:00pm in the Cambridge Room.

What do they need?

  • Tinned/boxed food e.g. soup, baked beans, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta sauce, canned meats, baby food (not formula)
  • Dried food e.g. pasta, tea bags, healthy cereals, rice
  • Personal hygiene products e.g. toilet paper, sanitary products, toothpaste, deodorant, nappies, baby whites, bars of soap
  • Cleaning products e.g. multi-purpose cleaning sprays, laundry detergents, washing up liquid
  • Treats e.g. biscuits or chocolates

Find out what people had to say last year

Can't make it this year?

Not to worry! We will be sharing our highlights from the convention, as well as any Third Sector insights we learn here on our blog.


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Who are GWD?

We help socially-minded organisations transition to digital systems, building stronger relationships through impactful products and services.

Our experience goes back two decades, with a foundation building and providing critical digital services and products for the financial services and retail industries.

With a long-proven ability to handle challenging projects and a team of trusted experts, we work hard to solve problems and deliver change that helps others.

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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.