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Surviving the Corona Crisis

These are tough times for charities, with many cancelling events and activities, closing shops and trying to communicate with companies and individuals who are distracted by the crisis. So what can they do to maintain income in turbulent times?

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Copywriting for fundraising - Avoiding Common Pitfalls

A fundraising team will send out thousands of messages each year, but how many charities really think about the words they use to generate income?

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Finding Fundraising Skills

As we approach almost full employment, it is not surprising that charities are struggling to find the people and skills they need to keep their funds flowing...

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Understanding CSR to Maximise Corporate Support

How do you align your charity with a corporate supporter? What part does CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) play when partnering with a business?

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Social Enterprise – an Option for your Charity?

Social enterprise has become a familiar term in recent years, but do we know what it is and have we considered if it could support our own charity's mission or sustainability? Is social enterprise something that could work for us in our context...?

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Major appeals - do your homework first

The secret of raising a large amount of money, whether it be a capital appeal or a major revenue campaign, lies in the preparation. Appeals that fail usually do so because someone did not do their homework.

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Heritage Lottery Funding – an opportunity for your charity?

There is no doubt that 2019 has been an interesting year for the funder previously known as the Heritage Lottery Fund. With a change of name and a simplified funding portfolio, this major funder is worth exploring...

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What digital fundraising issues are worth focusing on?

Summer's over and the final quarter of fundraising is already underway. Howard Lake of UK Fundraising looks at which elements of digital fundraising are worth focusing on.

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Major Gift Fundraising - Where to Start?

Quite simply, major gift fundraising is helping a wealthy person make their giving decision as easy and as informed as possible. When assessing the potential for major donor fundraising there are 3 key things to consider...

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