A different kind of charity shop for TransmissionUK
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A different kind of charity shop for TransmissionUK

11 Apr 2014

When TransmissionUK decided to launch a shop to boost its income, it ditched the traditional second-hand donated goods model in favour of showcasing the work of emerging designers and brands. Now earning up to £1,000 a day, Gregg Palmer explains what makes the shop work.

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Finding the right database for a small charity

As a small charity about to embark on a high-profile campaign, the Prostrate Cancer Research Foundation needed to upgrade from an Excel spreadsheet to a donor database. Its chief executive office Emma Halls explains how it sourced and set up a new system.

CRM can help charities minimise waste and maximise relationships

Customer Relationship Management may be a term imported from the corporate world, but it can bring valuable benefits to charities and their supporters, argues Jonathan Air.

'tis the season to spend online

More people than ever are choosing to buy goods online, particularly over Christmas. Alongside this is an increase in the number of people willing to donate while shopping. Becky Slack offers a selection of the ethical options open to consumers this Christmas.

Case Study - Mama Cash

Mama Cash is a women's foundation based in The Netherlands that supports women's projects all over the world. Nicky McIntyre, the charity's director of development and communications, explains how a viral email and online campaign won it the 2007 ePhilanthropy award for best online donations/fundraising campaign.

A spoonful of sugar

Funded by the Allan Brooking Travel Fellowship, Karen Willis visited five healthcare systems in New Jersey and New York to examine how healthcare philanthropy in the US differs from that in the NHS.

Software satisfaction

Databases play a critical role within fundraising, helping to make supporter care quicker, easier and more effective. But is the sector happy with the software on offer? Gareth Jones presents the results from the inaugural PF survey.

Funders spearhead environmental crusade

While businesses jump over each other to prove their green credentials, charities are being prodded to do the same by their funders. John Merivale explains what the City Bridge Trust learnt from its pilot scheme of charity eco-audits.

Weathering the storm

All the signs point to a stormy year ahead for the UK economy and charities are unlikely to escape unscathed if the going gets tough for their donors. Gemma Ware finds out what income streams could be hit if the UK does slide into a recession and how fundraisers can prepare for the worst.

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