How to set up a pop-up charity shop
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How to set up a pop-up charity shop

16 Oct 2014

Charity retailers are consistently coming up with interesting and innovative ways to promote sustainable shopping, from specialist stores to vintage boutiques at festivals. Amy Valentine and Emma Vithlani share tips on tapping into the continuing trend for pop-up shops.

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Tracking the careers of fundraisers who started on the street

New research has tracked the careers of successful charity fundraisers who started out on the street. Rory White outlines some of the key findings.

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.

Lynda Thomas: 'It’s all about calculated risks'

The most influential woman in fundraising, according to Fundraising Magazine’s poll, Lynda Thomas has presided over huge income growth as director of fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity raised £187m in 2013 – up £34m on the previous year. Thomas talks donor-driven insight and divulges what keeps her awake at night.

Will changes in pensions and inheritance law help or harm legacies?

Recent changes in the law around pensions and wills could have a significant impact on how much money is available for charitable legacies. David Ainsworth examines what’s changed.

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.

Lotteries without limits: should restrictions on charity lotteries be loosened?

What if charity lotteries were let off the leash and freed from Gambling Commission regulations? Many in the sector support relaxing the rules they believe are stifling the amount of money that could be raised for good causes. Jenna Pudelek reports.

Meet the funders: Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Former England rugby player Ben Cohen explains the work of his Foundation, which supports anti-bullying charities.

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