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  • How to Organise a Charity Event

    The main aim for a charity event is to raise as much money as possible, drum up support and promote your cause. However, you also want to attract guests to attend and make sure that the event is enjoyable. People need and enjoy having events on their calendars, but there are a large number of charity events out there - the trick is to make yours stand out. A charity event with a difference is also a clever way to attract the media to write about the cause - which expands your reach even further. It takes more than a big heart to organise a charity event - successful fundraising takes organisational skill and awareness of the legal issues that surround the charity sector. Here are some of the things to consider before you roll your sleeves up:

  • 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 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.  

  • How to Avoid Writing Off Bad Business Debts

    Bad debt is credit, owed by a debtor that is likely to be unpaid. It can be due to a debtor going bankrupt, or their business going into liquidation. Since the debt cannot be recovered, it is meaningless to put it in the books of account. Sometimes, pursuing the debt may prove to be costlier than the debt itself. If this happens, you write it off as a business expense. Bad debts are the worry of many businesses. In the business world, customers always request to pay for services by direct debit or standing order. 

  • How to run a charity raffle

    Raffles are a great way to raise additional income for your charity or cause, and thousands upon thousands of organisations already run raffles, making millions for good causes in the UK every year. In fact 21% of all UK donors bought raffle tickets in 2014. Here are some things to think about before you get started.

  • How to choose a recycling scheme

    Raising funds through recycling is a simple way to gain unrestricted income for your organisation. There are lots of different methods and hundreds of schemes to choose from which can be quite daunting. How do you work out which is likely to give you the best return and the best customer experience? Should you try lots of different types of recycling or stick to just one? Here are some tips to get you started.

  • 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.

  • Write a winning funding bid!

    Win the funding your organisation needs with this free online training course. Our step-by-step expert guidance will help you make the perfect pitch to ensure bidding success in this difficult financial climate.

  • Preparing project budgets: 30-minute beginners' guide

    This four-part online training session covers all the key elements of project budgeting. Essential training if you've only got 30 minutes to sort your numbers out. Watch the first part for free!

  • Write a winning funding bid!

    Win the funding your organisation needs with this free online training course. Our step-by-step expert guidance will help you make the perfect pitch to ensure bidding success in this difficult financial climate.

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