New ways of giving: which will fly and which will die?
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New ways of giving: which will fly and which will die?

26 Jan 2015

Deniz Hassan reviews the new technologies being used for fundraising and makes some predictions about their likely success.

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New ways of giving: which will fly and which will die?

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This Olympic torch was donated to one of Clic Sargent's high street shops and sold for £2,550

Charity shops do a roaring trade on high streets around the UK. But with the increasing popularity of online shopping, Clic Sargent turned to e-commerce giant eBay to help make the most of some of the more interesting and unusual items donated. Kate Apperley explains the venture.

How to... retain donors

Donors are being lost as fast as they’re being recruited. The sector’s future depends on mastering retention; Roger Craver explains how.

Meet the funder: Galaxy Hot Chocolate

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is in its fourth year supporting small, local community groups and charities in the UK and Ireland. Michelle Frost, general manager at Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats, explains how the company is trying to make life sweeter for the sector.

Tim Hunter, director of fundraising, Oxfam

Oxfam is credited with inventing regular giving through direct debits and its fundraising campaign of the 1990s and early 2000s are legendary. But recently, voluntary income has remained flat after falling £15m in 2012/13. Tim Hunter, who joined in May as director of fundraising, shares his love of Oxfam’s radical side and his plans for growth.

Giving Tuesday - is it really good for the sector?

An appointed day of giving may raise big sums, but the charity sector must consider all the consequences, says Stephen Cotterill.

Poppy installation at the Tower of London

We asked four fundraisers to select their favourite campaigns from 2014.  They could choose anything, whether from the charity, commercial or political sectors, fundraising or awareness-raising, from the UK or abroad.

Meet the funders: South West Trains

South West Train supports charities in a variety of ways from grants and volunteering, to free tickets. Sian Freestone-Walker, corporate communications manager at SWT, explains.

Meet the funders: Barrow Cadbury Trust

The Barrow Cadbury Trust works to achieve social justice and bring about change. Sara Llewellin, the trust’s chief executive, explains its “change-maker” approach to grants.

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