Language Packs and
international fundraising

20 March 2019

Relevant. Personal. Local.

Well the day had to come! We've supported international events and cross-border fundraising for charities for some time now. And during that time we've undertaken translations by directing editing templates within the platform and replacing all English labels with the language needed. In the past this has meant for example, multiple sites for the same event - a different site for each language.

What's the issue with a different site for each language?

Ongoing updates.

All the updates we release to further enhance the platform (be it raffle ticketing, matched giving, virtual gifts or more) don't get applied to these disconnected platforms.

So to ensure that our internationally operating charities and events receive the benefits of all ongoing updates, we've released a langague pack module - allowing you to translate all elements of your site. This includes all all the tricky areas too such as the navigation, automated emails, triggers and more. You can now fully translate your fundraising platform into whatever language is needed. 

A great recent example is the UNICEF Workout For Water event which is in 6 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portugese and Spanish.

Here's an article below that was recently run in UK Fundraising with the announcement.

Specialty events fundraising platform, Funraisin.co, has released free Language Packs to their platform. The update means that any charity currently using the Funraisin.co platform can now translate their event fundraising and appeals pages in any language of their choosing, to cater for a growing geographically diverse supporter base.

Funraisin.co says the update is in response to the growing number of international events that the platform supports. The feature is already being used by the Dutch Cancer Society and the Dutch cycling event Alpe d’HuZes, which is on course to raise 11M Euros this year. The release means existing global events on the platform could also create local language pages for virtual events, offline events or do it yourself fundraising.

Funraisin.co General Manager, Courtney Evans said of the update:

“We support global events such as Movember’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light where a localised experience is one of the keys to deeper participant engagement. Communicating in a local language throughout someone’s onsite registration and fundraising journey provides that extra level of relevancy. We’re monitoring closely the effect of of this update on participant engagement levels and average amounts raised for events we support in Europe and other international markets we operate in.”

All Funraisin.co customers have free access to the language pack as part of their existing subscription. The websites of two foreign language sites being supported can be found at Alpe d’HuZes and Acties.

Feel free to drop us a line if you would like to chat through what options there are for your organisation!