How to nail your fundraising strategy

Posted in How To Guides Training & Development , Charity Management In a world in which change is here to stay and where many charities need to completely re-evaluate their approaches to income generation, now is a good time to think about reviewing and updating your fundraising strategy

Source: Charity Choice

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:24:50 GMT

Read more

Is legacy charitable giving increasing?

Recent figures from UK Fundraising show that only 7% of the population leave a legacy to a charity in their Will, despite 35% saying they would consider doing so, and that it is actually younger people who are more likely to leave something than the older generations.

Source: Blake Morgan

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25:32 GMT

Read more

Giving to charity through your will

This week (September 11-17) is Remember a Charity week, an annual awareness week run by a consortium of charities which aims to encourage more people to think about leaving gifts to charity when they die.

Source: Radio Times

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:22:15 GMT

Read more

NCVO publishes guide to help charities answer tricky questions

Changes in wording and language can either positively or negatively affect how the public views controversial charity issues, according to a new guide published by NCVO.

Source: Civil Society

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:23:47 GMT

Read more

The importance of legacy giving

In the lead-up to ‘Remember A Charity In Your Will Week’, Rob Cope outlines the latest inheritance research findings, and emphasises the importance of solicitors reminding clients about charitable donations in their wills

Source: Solicitors Journal

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:21:21 GMT

Read more

Charity shops ‘save councils £27m’ in landfill costs each year, says report

Charity shops in the UK save their councils £27m a year by diverting clothes from landfill, research has suggested. A report from think tank Demos found charity shops recycled or reused 331,000 tonnes of textiles in 2015/16, which would otherwise have been sent to landfill.

Source: Civil Society

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:29:19 GMT

Read more

Digital does deliver

Digital fundraising is a hot trend in the third sector, but how can we best use it to inspire action and empower people to make a difference? And does it really work better than more traditional methods? Online fundraising presents a massive opportunity for charities to reach new supporters

Source: Third Sector

Tue, 05 Sept 2017 12:59:40 GMT

Read more

Are you ready for Remember A Charity Week?

We’re just a few weeks away from Remember A Charity Week (11-17 September 2017) – the annual celebration and public awareness drive for legacy giving. Are you ready? With a record number of 190 charities now working together as part of Remember A Charity

Source: UK Fundraising

Tue, 29 August 2017 11:35:33 GMT

Read more

What is GDPR and how will it affect my charity? (Guest post)

In the first of a series looking at GDPR and what it means for charities, Andrew Cross , Data and Insights Lead at Lightful, one of the only GDPR Certified Practitioners in the beyond profit sector, explores the basics of the new regulations If you’ve not heard of the General Data Protectio...

Source: Charity Digital News

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:01 GMT

Read more

The Future of Digital Marketing in the Charity Sector

Digital marketing in the charity sector has experienced a boom in the past few years, and will only continue to do so. Charities like the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC have paved the way for better website experiences and mobile apps for charities

Source: Hallam Internet Ltd

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 10:21:52 GMT

Read more

What charities do the British support?

The great British public are a charitable bunch. But people do not give out their hard-earned cash equally, and they prefer certain charities. A new study I led suggests that a person’s political views and attitudes towards their own country .

Source: Third Sector

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 10:24:24 GMT

Read more

Digital learning innovation comes to the UK charity sector

Today’s digital world has disrupted conventional learning and development methods. In response to this changing landscape, Clear Lessons Foundation has launched a new digital platform which provides free, video learning resources for UK charity workers and volunteers.

Source: Charity DigiRead more

Charity network looks to blockchain

Start Network , which includes 42 leading aid agencies such as Oxfam, Care International and Save the Children, has partnered with a start-up social enterprise to push forward the use of blockchain in the delivery of humanitarian finance

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:13:52 GMT

Read more

GDPR: Charities encouraged to deepen their understanding

Is it time to develop your GDPR understanding beyond a few top tips? Charity CRM software partner, Blackbaud, has had its legal team condense 88 pages of complex law into just five. No-one in our sector is in any doubt now as to the importance – and the imminence – of GDPR.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:04:46 GMT

Read more

Instagram campaign returns for a second year

Charities are being urged to get behind #CharitySpotlightFortnight which is set to return for a second year. The 2017 campaign will run from 7-20 August and, as with last year, it’s a pretty simple format. We want you to: Tell your charity’s story by sharing an image every day over the fortn...

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:19:28 GMT

Read more

Godzilla charities threaten to overwhelm smaller rivals

The Charity 100 Index lists the largest charities in the UK, and of the 100 which it listed last year, 94 have reappeared this year. (For context, the UK has more than 200,000 charities.) The top 10 biggest charities were exactly the same as the top 10 last year.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:18:56 GMT

Read more

Text donations decline in 2016

Charitable donations made by text fell by £7m last year, according to figures published by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). The organisation’s 2016/17 annual report revealed that the value of text donations to charity declined by 6% from £122 in 2015 to £115m last year.

Source: Charity Digital News

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:57 GMT

Read more

Giving through gaming – a cutting edge initiative?

Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with. This could be due to several factors, yet the increasing competition from the growing amount of charities is undoubtedly an issue in securing both funding and the public’s attention.

Source: CAUSE4

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:26:2Read more

Are you making the most of your technology for fundraising?

Michelle Wright , founder and CEO of Cause4 , tells us why she feels fundraising should be every professional’s responsibility, as all of us benefit, personally and professionally, from improving our fundraising knowledge and strengthening our organisations financially.

Source: Charity Digital News

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:42:16 GMT

Read more

Mobile technology can transform donations, says digital fundraiser

Paul de Gregorio, head of digital fundraising at the agency Open, tells the IoF's fundraising convention the mobile phone giving technology has brought interesting changes in the US.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:40:27 GMT

Read more

Keeping Charities in the Know - Changes to Data Protection Law

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into full power, replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Source: J4bcommunity.co.uk

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:39:36 GMT

Read more

Remember A Charity encourages people to #HaveYourSay with first national legacy tour

Remember a Charity is asking people to share their visions for the future to inspire legacy giving with this year’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week.

Source: UK Fundraising

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:39:09 GMT

Read more

How apps and tech are transforming the way charities raise money

Charities were slow to embrace new technologies, but innovative apps are now common in the fundraising sector. The adoption of digital technology in the charity fundraising sector is still in its infancy, with even the bigger organisations only at the start of their journey.

Source: The Guardian

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:40:07 GMT

Read more

Marie Curie leaders to speak at the Charity Technology Conference

The chief executive, Jane Collins, and head of digital, Steve Armstrong, from Marie Curie will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Charity Technology Conference. They will address the subject of transforming traditional organisations into digital leaders.

Source: Civil Society

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:32:15 GMT

Read more

Blackbaud to acquire JustGiving

Blackbaud has entered into an agreement to acquire JustGiving in a £95m deal. Under the purchase agreement for the transaction, Blackbaud has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of JustGiving. Blackbaud expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings u...

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:36:34 GMT

Read more

GDPR Compliance – What this means for Data Collection (Infographic)

SmartSurvey has created a new infographic designed to inform organisations about preparing for GDPR and the issues that they need to consider when collecting data from citizens who reside in Europe.

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:37:27 GMT

Read more

Charity Launches ‘Digital For Good’ Publishing Initiative Where Developers Donate Digital Content for Fundraising

UK games industry charity GamesAid is pleased to announce the launch of a new era of fundraising with the ‘Digital For Good’ initiative.

Source: PhoenixNewspaper.com

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:43:31 GMT

Read more

Nominet Trust announces funding for three tech for good innovations

Nominet Trust has awarded £450,000 of follow-on funding to help accelerate the development of three tech for good ventures through its Social Tech Growth programme.

Source: Charity Digital News

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:44:48 GMT

Read more

Charity Website Grants Round Opens

The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is now officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.

Source: Giving Times

Wed, 10 May 2017 19:44:07 GMT

Read more

The best productivity tools for charities (Part 2 of 2): Favourites revealed

Last week, Charity Digital News reported on a recent NetSquared London Meetup that investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 9 May 2017 19:45:18 GMT

Read more

Second funding round for Transform Foundation website grant programme

The second round of Transform Foundation’s 2017 charity website grant programme has opened for applications. Tranform Foundation's programme will again be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.

Source: UK Fundraising

Mon, 8 May 2017 19:44:17 GMT

Read more

The best productivity tools for charities (Part 1 of 2): time-saving methods to find tools

A recent NetSquared London Meetup investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most when you don’t necessarily have the time to research.

Source: Charity Digital News

Thu, 4 May 2017 19:45:16 GMT

Read more

Brexit impact on charities and causes revealed

Brexit has had no effect on donations to charity in post-referendum Britain, but more people are getting involved in protests and campaigns, according to the UK’s leading study on charitable giving.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:45:27 GMT

Read more

Foundation plans to support more charities with technology grants

A new grantmaker has revealed its plans to expand its grant programmes, to help charities make better use of technology. The Transform Foundation has said it wants to support more charities to develop their digital presence.

Source: Civil Society

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:43:44 GMT

Read more

Amnesty International: Why interactive social campaigns could help solve the refugee crisis

The viral video has long been hailed the holy grail of charity marketing but Amnesty International is taking a less risk adverse approach to social media to make sure its campaigns are driving action as well as awareness.

Source: The Drum

Tue, 7 Feb 2017

Read more

Survey: 2017 donation predictions

A new survey by digital donations platform Givey has revealed that foreign aid charities receive the highest average annual donations of any charitable cause in the UK.

Source: Charity Digital News

Mon, 6 Feb 2017

Read more

£5,000 grants for charities’ Facebook advertising available from Transform Foundation

UK charities can now apply for £5,000 grants to be spent on ‘innovative’ Facebook advertising campaigns. The funding comes from Transform Foundation, the charity that provides small and mid-sized charities with funding , research and training to transform their digital presence and increase their s...

Source: UK Fundraising

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:43:56 GMT

Read more

Top 21 Common Mistakes on Twitter to Watch Out For

Mistakes happen. And with no edit button, Twitter easily lends itself to human error. The best way to fix something is to prevent it going bad in the first place, so we compiled a list of common mistakes on Twitter that you should avoid making.

Source: Business 2 Community

Thu, 2 Feb 2017

Read more

Report Reveals How NGOs Use Online Technology And Social Media

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains and Nonprofit Tech for Good reveal the results of the "2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report."

Source: Agri Marketing

Wed, 1 Feb 2017

Read more

JustGiving’s #RunningforGood hub helps London Marathon runners with fundraising

JustGiving has launched its Running for Good hub to support and inspire charities and fundraisers in the run-up to the London Marathon. The #RunningforGood hub is a collection of guides and case studies, plus some digital ‘gifts’ to inspire runners to go the extra mile (or 26).

Source: UK Fundraising

Wed, 1 Feb 2017

Read more

Digital skills gaps across the charity sector

Time and again we hear from charities that they want to know how other organisations are approaching digital. We’re launching a survey today in partnership with Skills Platform which will establish how other charities across the UK are using digital and where the skills gaps are.

Source: Zoe Amar Communications

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:32:44 GMT

Read more

The Role Of The Transform Foundation In The Rapidly Changing Charity Sector

We believe that the our mission of providing funds, skills and knowledge sharing to support charities in their digital projects is more important than ever.

Source: Transform Foundation

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

Read more

A Primer On Forthcoming GDPR Regulations For Charities

One of the hottest topics for anyone responsible for digital at a charity in 2017 is getting to grips with forthcoming GDPR regulations.

Source: Transform Foundation

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

Read more

Understanding Your Digital Audience

The bedrock of any digital transformation project for a charity has always got to be an in-depth understanding of your digital audience.

Source: Transform Foundation

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

Read more

Fundraising and giving campaigns surge in after affects of Trump's ban

President Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries has inspired a variety of fundraising and giving campaigns. These are designed to support individuals directly affected, organisations supporting refugees.

UK Fundraising

Mon, 30 Jan 2017

Read more

7 useful skills for digital charities

For me 2017 is about one thing: skills. With Brexit and Trump on the agenda, our best weapon in volatile times is what we can do well and our expertise. Whatever the political and economic fallout from this year, the rise of automation and the pace of change driven by digital is unlikely to change.

Source: JustGiving blog

Mon, 30 Jan 2017

Read more

Interview with Paul Vanags - head of public fundraising at Oxfam

Paul Vanags, head of public fundraising at Oxfam, tells us about the groundbreaking MyOxfam app, what other charities can learn from its development, and what he loves most about being a fundraiser.

Source: Charity Choice

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Read more

Online now preferred way to file returns

OSCR’s shift to digital filing has been a resounding success – with nearly every Scottish charity now filing their information electronically. Scotland’s charity regulator revealed some 95% of charities are now choosing to submit returns online representing a 14% increase on this time last year.

Source: Third Force News

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

Read more

Crowdfunding Popularity Continues to Grow Despite Risk of Fake Fundraising Campaigns

"‘Dying’ Dad Tells Scamming Son to Knock It Off With This Fake GoFundMe Campaign." "Kentucky Parents ‘Angry’ Over Fake GoFundMe Campaign For Their Deceased Baby." These headlines come from a 1-day sample of the news posted on crowdfunding watchdog website GoFraudMe.

Source: Charity Watch

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Read more

Big Data - What are the most pressing issues for 2017?

It’s fair to say that 2016 has been another formative year for data. As the buzzword that was ‘Big Data’ has fast become yesterday’s term in the marketing lexicon, the industry has finally woken up to the array of challenges posed by the astonishing rate at which data volume is growing.

Source: Digital Marketing Magazine

Thu, 5 Jan 2017

Read more

How Instagram Can Arm You with New Ways to Tell Your Story

When it debuted in April, Instagram Stories looked like the photo-sharing app’s riff on Snapchat. The service allows users to mix-and-match photos and short video clips, creating montages that are endlessly customizable with on-screen notes, drawings, or emojis.

Source: Fast Company

Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Read more