Fundraising

Corporate partnerships: How risky they for your brand?
FUNDRAISING | 21 June 2018

For charities, partnerships with companies can be an attractive proposition. At their best, they can offer high profile awareness-boosting campaigns, strategic support and/or large amounts of cash. At their worst however, they can be directionless, low-value or even damaging to the charities involved…

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More legators now leave gifts in Wills to overseas aid and the environment
FUNDRAISING | 13 June 2018

Early evidence from Smee & Ford’s five-year legacy trends report suggests that the emerging population of legators are leaving more gifts to environmental and overseas aid organisations than ever before…

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Finance and fundraising: oil and water or yin and yang?
FUNDRAISING | 31 May 2018

Charities and fundraisers are operating with increasing risks, regulations and responsibilities and in this environment, fundraisers and finance teams need to work effectively together… 

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Why grantmakers should be doing more to support charities
FUNDRAISING | 17 May 2018

Funders should be thinking about how they can help find new solutions to persistent problems...

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Social investment: The risks and considerations
FUNDRAISING | 12 April 2018

Many organisations will be considering if social investment is the right route for them. It can be a big step and isn’t right for everyone. So, what are the key considerations for potential investees and what are the risks?

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Why good fundraising isn’t just the job of fundraisers
FUNDRAISING | 09 January 2018

A charity’s leadership team has an important role to play in effective fundraising...

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Royal British Legion continues its reign as UK’s dominant military charity
FUNDRAISING | 09 November 2017

As Armistice Day approaches, data from Charity Financials shows that the Royal British Legion, best known for its annual Poppy Appeal, continues to raise far more money than any other military charity operating in the UK...

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Is the ‘Age of Giving’ over?
FUNDRAISING | 21 September 2017

Charitable giving across the globe seems to have fallen out of fashion according to the World Giving Index 2017, further fuelling the argument that giving has reached a plateau.

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The People’s Princess: Diana’s charitable legacy
FUNDRAISING | 04 September 2017

Princess Diana had a huge and lasting impact on charitable giving both during her lifetime and in the twenty years since her death. This article explores her charitable legacy.

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National Fundraising Convention: a review
FUNDRAISING | 31 July 2017

Past and future collide at the UK’s largest convention for fundraisers

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Crowdfunding – the new, younger, model of giving?
FUNDRAISING | 28 June 2017

Is crowdfunding the new way younger people want to give and get involved with charity (and life)? You can crowdfund your latest gadgets, books and charity projects – does this give people a bigger stake in the way they want life to be?

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Community – the best foundation for giving?
FUNDRAISING | 24 March 2017

Community foundations are beavering away behind the scenes in local areas across the UK – but are they the unsung heroes of philanthropy or merely the State’s lapdogs?

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Every penny counts?
FUNDRAISING | 30 January 2017

Should charities be chasing millions of penny donations or one golden goose multi-million pound donor?

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Taking the register
FUNDRAISING | 12 October 2016

As the set up of the Fundraising Regulator reaches the registration and payment stage, what do charities need to know?

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Charity – the cure for an embarrass de richesses?
FUNDRAISING | 18 August 2016

The number of millionaires and billionaires in Britain today has bucked the global recession, but their donations to charity haven’t kept pace. How can we change that?

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Un-Conventional Times
FUNDRAISING | 20 July 2016

National Fundraising Convention finds a sector bruised but unbowed and ready to make a success of 2016.    

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How to use: A new funding superpower
FUNDRAISING | 19 July 2016

Ever wanted to be able to hand a new superpower to your fundraising or funder clients? A new report brands match funding: ‘a new superpower’ and ‘a new weapon’.

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Doing something funny for money
FUNDRAISING | 15 June 2016

Does a bit of Comic Relief on a Giving Tuesday really help all charities or just some?

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If you're going to read one book on philanthropy this year...
FUNDRAISING | 20 January 2016

'The Most Good You Can Do' by Peter Singer is creating quite a following in the US and UK amongst so-called 'millennial givers', but is this hype justified? Many books are labelled 'thought-provoking' but few truly are. For my money, I believe this is one of them so if you're looking for a good book on philanthropy to read this year, look no further!

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What motivates people to leave a charitable gift in a will?
FUNDRAISING | 04 January 2016

A gift is a gift, but is the thought process behind making a charitable gift in your will different from making a gift right now? Recent research findings say it is.

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How will the Etherington Review affect your bottom line?
FUNDRAISING | 21 December 2015

Sir Stuart Etherington's recommendations are being implemented: there will be a new Fundraising regulator but what will the impact be?

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Arts Council England invests in fundraising capacity to offset cuts
FUNDRAISING | 10 August 2015

Funder looking to diversify income amid uncertain future

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Contactless fundraising has “massive future”, says CAF
FUNDRAISING | 24 June 2015

Research finds willingness to donate via contactless card

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FRSB calls for limit on fundraising asks following Olive Cooke controversy
FUNDRAISING | 11 June 2015

Self-regulator has received 384 complaints about charities in less than a month

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Fundraisers ‘complicit in public misunderstanding of charities’
FUNDRAISING | 24 June 2014

NPC report urges fundraising innovation

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Outlook for voluntary income has improved, say European fundraisers
FUNDRAISING | 02 April 2014

More than half of fundraising associations predict that voluntary income will grow this year

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Leveraged fundraising
FUNDRAISING | 26 August 2010

Tom Hall demonstrates how an innovative way of sourcing funding from high net worth individuals has provided new disabled living accommodation

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