Calling all small charities with a turnover of under £1.5 million: You should know about Small Charity Week (17-22 June) – http://www.smallcharityweek.com! Set up by the FSI (itself a small charity), Small Charity Week offers lots of freebies, competitions, initiatives and support over the course of the week, including: I Love Small Charities Day: Two competitions to win funds for […]Read More Small Charity Week: Help that costs you nothing
If you are involved with a small Christian social change charity registered in the UK, here is a fantastic opportunity, courtesy of Cross Pollinate Foundation which to date has raised over £750,000 for small Christian social change charities: Cross Pollinate are inviting Christian organisations who are a registered charity, work in social change and have an annual income less than £500k […]Read More Fantastic Opportunity for Small Christian Charities!
I came across this great promotion idea via one of my friends on Facebook. Sure, it’s probably only the larger charity or one with an incredibly tech aware team that could create something like this, but it just goes to show what is possible. Try it out – go all the way through what you’re […]Read More Save a Dog Today!
How many organisations have I heard say, “People are our biggest asset”? And how many of them really practice what they preach on the subject? Granted, it is especially hard in the current economic climate to be able to afford training. However, now there is a great little resource available at http://www.thisstuffreallyworks.co.uk. I can recommend it […]Read More Value Your People – even on a tight budget!
It can cost up to 10 times as much to bring in a new donor as keep an existing one. And given escalating acquisition costs, diminishing DM results and the biggest recession for years, never was it so important to keep the donors you have. But how? Yesterday, I listened in on the presentation of […]Read More How to Retain Your Donors
In Fundraising Magazine this week, Dame Stephanie Shirley talks about what she likes to hear from charities if she is going to consider funding them. “We’re moving into a different area”, or “We’re developing that for pre-natals”, or “We’re developing that for old people”. Dame Stephanie (or Steve as I think she prefers to be known) looks […]Read More Motivating Major Donors
People are leading increasingly busy lives. Long commutes, balancing parenthood with career, the unpredictability of working hours, all take their toll on the opportunity for the public to commit to volunteering. On the other hand, through technology we are more connected than ever before. Microvolunteering is about making use of the minutes we have, here […]Read More Microvolunteering: Another arrow in the small charity quiver