18 Sep 2014
Charities are likely to lose tens of millions of pounds this year from a fall in the price of recycled clothing and other textiles, known as rag.
A number of charitable trusts have stopped taking new applications or are delaying making decisions about grants while they wait to see the full impact of the recession on their endowments. Consultant Simon George, who founded the Institute of Fundraising’s trusts special interest group, said the current recession was affecting trusts and foundations worse than any previous downturn he could remember.
Inflation may seem like a thing of the past, but chances are it could return with a vengeance – and fundraisers should be prepared, says Karl Wilding.
Farm Africa has used social media to launch a quirky fundraising campaign called ‘Pimp this Goat’. The campaign, which launched on 29 October, sparked a frenzy of activity on the social networking site Twitter.
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.
Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.
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.
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