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.

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.

How to keep long-term partnerships fresh

Age UK and the drinks company Innocent first teamed up for the Big Knit over ten years ago. Their relationship is still going strong and last year a record one million little knitted hats adorned smoothie bottles around the UK. Hannorah Lee explains how they keep the partnership fresh.

Meet the funders: Les Mills Fund for Children

The provider of group fitness classes Les Mills launched its Fund for Children in June this year, providing support for charities with a focus on children leading active lives. Chief executive Keith Burnet explains how they aim to create healthy childhoods.

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.

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