18 Sep 2014
Tesco has announced that it will donate the profits made from an increase in sales of ice to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which has now received over £3m through donations from the ice bucket challenge.
Charities need to be liberated to enable them to use the tools of commerce if they are to make any dent in the world’s most intractable problems, Dan Pallotta told delegates at Charity Finance Live last month.
The Fifteen Foundation has had to reconfigure its gala fundraising event this month in response to the gloomy economic atmosphere. While the charity was able to maintain attendee numbers (capped at 250) and hasn’t lowered ticket prices – steady at £650 each - to the annual Big Night Out, it has modified its raffle offering to accommodate for shallower pockets.
Charities are failing to measure the satisfaction of their supporter base, lagging behind the commercial sphere and potentially losing donors unnecessarily, according to a leading academic.
The NCVO’s new Funding Central website has unveiled two new zones – one for those organisations seeking like-minded partners to jointly bid for a grant or contract, and one for providers of funding. The Partners Zone allows visitors to create an online profile and search for organisations who have already expressed an interest in finding partners, or describe their own activities and experiences of applying for funding. They can make this information public in order that others may find them through a search.
Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.
London cultural icon the Southbank Centre is one of very few UK-based organisations using the donor circle mechanism. Celinda Ribeiro reports.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser. Here Samantha Phillips outlines Macmillan's communications strategy for engaging with new audiences as well as the dedicated participants.
The Institute of Fundraising is holding off discussing the postal strikes with those involved in the dispute despite warning that charities could have to lay off staff as a result of the income lost. A report released by the Institute today warns that the ongoing strikes by Royal Mail workers, both nationally and at local levels, could result see charities rack up “millions” in losses.
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