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  • How to write a successful trust letter

    Competition for funding from trusts can be intense. Trusts usually receive many more applications that they can fund. Here are six steps to help you write a successful trust letter.

  • How to fundraise in tough times

    Fundraising is an important core income stream for all nonprofit organisations especially in times of recession. So what elements of your cause's business should you continue  to  find funding for and where should you be looking for those all important funding streams?

  • How to apply for funding

    This how-to summarises how you can apply for funding and signposts to relevant online resources.

  • How to provide relevant information when outlining a Lottery bid

    The Big Lottery Fund is one of the UK's largest donors, supporting everything from expensive building renovations to local community projects. This HowTo has been written to help you to outline relevant information when making your bid.

  • Income diversification planner

    A three-step DIY tool to explore realistic options in diversifying your organisation's income and create an action plan to get there

  • How to get funding for a social enterprise

    Got a great idea but don't know how to get it off the ground? Getting funding for a new social or non for profit enterprise can be difficult but new ways are emerging that can help budding entrepreneurs. Add your ideas to this guide.

  • How to thank your supporters

    As a charity, your supporters are essential – so making sure they know how much you appreciate their donations is key to maintaining your relationships with them. This guide looks at ways to thank your supporters effectively.  

  • Fundraising, finances and the future: four-in-one training pack

    Look after your organisation's fundraising, finances and future with this four-in-one training pack. Whether you're part of a small to medium-sized organisation or an individual looking to improve on your knowledge of charity sector funding and finance management - this course is for you. With more than two hours of content included, each of the four courses is broken down into easily digestible sections so you can study at your own pace - anywhere, anytime.

  • How to write an application to a charitable trust

    Trust fundraising is not rocket science, yet there is a certain degree of skill and knowledge involved, and certain tried and tested methods can be employed to enhance your chances of success. Although not an exhaustive list, here are some important tips to get you going, using the acronym TRUST to help you remember them easily!

  • How to sell yourself to business

    In place of always 'asking', we should think about selling an investment opportunity and selling the benefits of what we do, offering funders the opportunity to share our success. This how-to looks at what makes you an attractive proposition to a business, and tips on how you can exploit this. Investing in the voluntary sector can deliver certain business benefits, which you need to be able to demonstrate and deliver to the businesses you approach. 

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