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Effectiveness versus Efficiency

Every couple of years, the tabloid media target charities that 'waste money on fundraising and administration'. So what can you do to protect your charity from this charge?

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Aiming for Zero Carbon

From 2011 Wootton George Consulting is aiming to become carbon neutral. To support this goal, we will be planting a tree for every new client contract we won during the year.

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Increasing Gift Aid take from higher rate taxpayers

Most charities know about and are using Gift Aid to increase their income from donations. However, there is one aspect of Gift Aid that is often overlooked

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Barriers to Legacy Fundraising

Over many years in working with charities on fundraising strategies, we had identified that a frequently under-exploited area was that of charitable legacies. This was particularly the case with small and medium sized charities.

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Legacy Fundraising - what's stopping you?

In carrying out fundraising reviews over the years, we have come across numerous charities which have really not grasped the legacy opportunity.

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Catch 'Em Young

The recent study into donor motivations featured earlier this month in the Chronicle of Philanthropy made for interesting - and potentially useful - reading.

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Legacies and DM Appeals

So a DM agency has identified that adding a legacy info tick box to direct mail appeals reduces the cash response rate (3rd Sector magazine 16th March). Big deal!

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Corporates want their pound of flesh

At a recent CSR presentation by a UK bank, I was struck by the highly commercial attitude this company is taking to its community involvement.

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Outsourcing - a growing trend?

The trend to outsourcing among UK voluntary organisations continues apace, but why is this? Firstly, there is often a major cost saving. Not only can a salary be saved, but the add-on costs such as tax, pension and administration can also be avoided.

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