About Us

We are a team of developers, creatives and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Together, we want to make it easy for anyone to raise funds for the things they care about.

Our Story

GoRaise was founded in 2015 with one simple goal; Make fundraising quick, easy, and accessible.

Our co-founders, Gary and Ellen, wanted to create a platform for fundraising which allowed anyone shopping online to support a cause that they care about.

Since then the number of causes using GoRaise has climbed to an enormous 80,000+ and we now have over 3,000 retailers offering to make charitable donations on behalf of their customers.

Over £500m is available in donations every year from our partner retailers. We're trying hard to get this into the hands of the amazing causes we work with.

Gary Thompson, CEO

Our Vision

Changing customer loyalty for good.

Our Mission

Helping community groups and charities of all sizes to fundraise. PTAs, sports clubs, churches and other amazing causes no longer have to miss out on much-needed funds.

Our Locations

3,000+ Registered Retailers

80,000+ Registered Causes

8 Amazing People

£500 M+ in Donations available

Open Positions

We may not have the position for you open right now but we love chatting to talented people.

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Front End Developer, Full-time

Are you a front end guru? Come and work with a small team of passionate developers, and help shape the future of development at GoRaise!

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Web Developer, Full-time

We’re looking for a front end dev pro who’s also happy working with PHP. The role is varied with lots of exciting projects on the go. You’ll be working with a small team of passionate and talented developers, helping to shape the future of development at GoRaise.

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Our Team

Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson

CEO and Founder

I love technology, building companies and helping people out. I co-founded GoRaise as it's the perfect combination of all three.

Ellen Howard

Ellen Howard

COO and Co-Founder

I love my job. I get to work with amazing people, all with the shared goal of helping good causes.

Paula Donnelly

Paula Donnelly

Fundraising Coach

The best bit about working at GoRaise is getting to work with other people as passionate about helping people as I am!

Naoimh O Hagan

Naoimh O Hagan

Community Manager

Communicating with lots of really interesting people and allowing them to reach their fundraising needs is why I love my job.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones


The satisfaction from working on such a rewarding platform really helps drive motivation and ultimately innovation.

Tom Stowe

Tom Stowe

Senior Developer

I love working at GoRaise and geeking out with new & exciting tech, alongside an awesome bunch of people!

Gary Garside

Gary Garside

Senior Developer

Working with new and innovative technologies, all in aid of charitable causes across the UK sums up why I love my job.

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

Charity Partnerships

GoRaise spreads the word for challengers, enables people to experience fantastic events and raise funds for great causes.

Raise up to 2.8% for your cause when you shop at lastminute.com

Raise up to 0.5% for your cause when you shop at Travelodge

Raise up to 2% for your cause when you shop at National Holidays

Raise up to 1.5% for your cause when you shop at Great Rail Journeys

Raise up to 3% for your cause when you shop at Adidas Shop

Raise up to 2% for your cause when you shop at Waterstones

Raise up to 6.5% for your cause when you shop at Red Letter Days

Raise up to 2.75% for your cause when you shop at Opodo

Raise up to 3.5% for your cause when you shop at Europcar

Raise up to £20.00 for your cause when you shop at Sky Ireland


Fundraise for causes that matter to you at over 3,000 online retailers

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