ABOUT US

Although a relatively new concept, crowdfunding is set to play a big part in the revolution of the financial services sector over the next few years.

DonateMySchool is proud to be the UK’s first and only dedicated crowdfunding platform for state schools.

We enable schools to raise donations quickly and efficiently on either an ongoing basis, or for a specific project.

At DonateMySchool we think that all schools should have the opportunity to raise funds for inspirational campaigns, new facilities and even staff.

We enable your parents and the school community to make one-off or regular donations through the UK’s only dedicated crowdfunding platform for schools.

DonateMySchool is the brainchild of Chris Rose and Michael Cordell. They believe that they can use their real-world experience in the corporate and business environment to provide a couple of significant advantages for DonatemySchool’s users.

How? Well, unlike other fundraising platforms, we don’t believe that anyone should be charged to make a donation. So DonateMySchool does not charge anyone to donate – ever. No payment processing fees, and certainly no “tips”! Sounds fair, right?

Furthermore, schools often forget about complicated and often high fees when they consider online fundraising. At DonateMySchool, you select the service level you want and we charge one single competitive marketing fee for that service: 3% on funds raised for our Basic Service and only 5% for our Premium Service. That’s it. No subscription fees, no transaction charges. Nothing.

Sounds good? Click here to find out more crowdfunding a project or collecting monthly donations with a Regular Giving campaign.

DonateMySchool is a trading platform of Karadoo Finance Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and registered with The Fundraising Regulator.

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meet the team

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Founder and CEO of Karadoo Finance Limited

Chris cut his accountancy teeth in practice and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997. He graduated from Henley Business School with an MBA in 2009. Having worked in FMCG for 10 years, he moved in to the technology sector in 2005, where he was an international divisional Commercial Director for the services businesses of two global blue-chip companies. Chris has over 20 years experience of complex deal structuring, risk management and commercial negotiation, and developing and delivering business strategies.

Michael Cordell

Michael Cordell

Director

Michael is a Chartered Accountant with experience in large and SME environments across multiple sectors including technology, automotive, retail and advertising. He has enjoyed senior roles including CEO, CFO and non-executive director, and his experience spans business planning, general management, financial management, developing business culture, team building, fund raising, corporate finance, start-ups, M&A and disposals. Michael has five children from the age of 8 through to 30!

Richard Wood

Richard Wood

Sector Specialist

Richard gained a degree in Economics before enjoying a career as a business analyst for a well-known FTSE100 company. He subsequently went on to spend twelve years successfully building and running his own business before joining investmyschool.com. Richard has two bright, football-loving sons aged 6 and 10.

Julie Beale

Julie Beale

Client Account Manager

Julie has a broad range of marketing experience from Blue Chip in-house marketing communications, account management at a top regional PR agency to running her own small business enterprise involving creating a strong brand and lots of gingerbread. Gaining the Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma through the University of London. Recently involved in regular giving charitable fund raising for a major UK charity. Enjoying sports, being active with swimming and windsurfing. Member of multiple book clubs and Mum to two teenagers, one of each flavour.

Our Advisory Panel

Ivan Lloyd

Ivan Lloyd

Founder and CEO of Corporate Project Solutions Limited

Ivan is Founder and CEO at Corporate Project Solutions (CPS), overseeing the transformation of CPS from a niche project management supplier to become one of Microsoft’s key UK partners specialising in the Microsoft cloud platform. Winner of three worldwide partner of the year awards from Microsoft and a top 10 Great Place to Work award, CPS has seen consistent YoY growth. In 2003 Ivan was appointed to Microsoft’s PPM Advisory board and provides input and insight to the Microsoft development teams in Redmond. Ivan is a keen runner and cyclist – and gin distiller.

Paul Outterside

Paul Outterside

Technical Project Manager

Paul has over 15 years' experience in the FinTech arena, playing a key role in building multi-award winning technology solutions for some of the UK’s fastest growing FinTech companies. Paul has spent time as part of the technology working groups for Open Banking and HMRC’s Pensions Dashboard initiatives and is a familiar face at FinTech events. Away from work, Paul can be found indulging his creative side making music or appearing on stage at various theatres around the North East.