26May2016

Transparency - and about time too

transparency in public grant makingImportant developments in government grant making you should be aware of.  This post from NCVO sums it up.  We welcome these changes and the greater positive impact they will inevitably bring for the not-for-profit sector's beneficiaries.    Read full article...

23Sep2015
22Sep2015
21Sep2015

Fundraising Code To Be Strengthened To Protect Vulnerable People And Put The Donor In Control

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has today announced a number of measures to strengthen the Code of Fundraising Practice in response to the FRSB Interim Report and as part of ongoing efforts to protect vulnerable donors and restore public trust in fundraising.  You can:  Read full article...

20Nov2014
07Jan2014

Short-termism in fundraising

Fundraising quick winsThe phone rings.  Someone needs help with fundraising.  "Great – how can we help?" I ask.  "We’re looking for some quick wins.  We want to get at some of the low-hanging fruit".  If I had a tenner for every time I’d heard that I could retire tomorrow.  Read full article...

05Sep2013
17May2013

£507,000 secured for Dyslexia Action



Dyslexia Action is a national charity taking action to improve lives through education - removing barriers to learning, employment and fulfilment for people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.    Read full article...

16May2013
15May2013

A relational approach to improving supporter retention

Fundraising is about relationships

With the cost of acquiring new donors rising, pushing the break-even point on donor acquisition back, you’d think charities would be making an extra effort on retention.
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