Festive fun-raising with Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day
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Festive fun-raising with Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day

12 Nov 2014

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day had almost two million sign-ups
last year and raised £1.3m, up 288 per cent on 2012. Terence Lovell
predicts a global woolly revolution.

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Festive fun-raising with Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day

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 Student at Malasang Primary School just outside Buka in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo credit Sarah Wiles

Faced with significant cuts to its government funding, VSO invested in growing and diversifying its income. Amanda Bringans and Mark Rowland reveal how fundraising became a priority for the whole organisation.

BHF on bringing its fundraising and awareness-raising activity together

The British Heart Foundation is blending its fundraising and awareness campaigns. Polly Shute shares the challenges and the benefits.

Witnessing firsthand the realities of life in Gaza

Visiting the West Bank and Gaza in November 2013 gave Jonny Hanratty a glimpse of the realities of life in the conflict-torn territories he could never have imagined from his desk in Brighton. He explains how the visit influences his work.

NSPCC rebrands and moves on from the Full Stop campaign

The NSPCC’s groundbreaking Full Stop campaign raised more than any other in UK fundraising history. When it drew to a close in 2009 it had met its £250m target and become a textbook example of great fundraising. But the charity’s income has since fallen by more than £25m. Paul Farthing reveals how the NSPCC is moving on from past glories with a rebrand and a reinvigorated fundraising strategy.

How to benefit from UK Aid Match funding

WaterAid’s first match-funded appeal, the Big Dig, raised £2.5m in three months to improve access to safe water and sanitation in Malawi. This summer, the charity launched To be a Girl, which also has UK Aid Match funding. Jennie York shares tips on winning and making the most of the scheme.

Campaign: Save the Children publishes names of 373 children killed in Israel-Gaza conflict

Save the Children this week published the names of children and babies who had so far been killed in the conflict in Gaza as part of a powerful campaign.

Carers Trust: Landing a transformative corporate partner

The Co-operative raised £6m in 2013 for the Carers Trust, which has a turnover of around £9m. Don’t be put off applying for the big corporate partnerships, says Kim Britton.

Accidentally lost unencrypted personal data

Con Alexander explains the action one charity took after a memory stick containing donors' personal data was lost.

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