Small Charity Week: Help that costs you nothing

Calling all small charities with a turnover of under £1.5 million: You should know about Small Charity Week (17-22 June) –! 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 […]

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Fantastic Opportunity for Small Christian Charities!

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 […]

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Save a Dog Today!

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 […]

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How to Retain Your Donors

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 […]

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Motivating Major 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 […]

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