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  • Contingency planning and financial implications

    What you need to do to prepare for the potential impacts of coronavirus on your charity's or voluntary organisation's operations and finances.

  • How to Write a Successful Non-Profit Proposal

    Grant writing might be one of the basics but isn’t easy. There are a huge number of NGOs out there trying to get the same grant money. And you’ve often got to beat out the majority to get access to any of that cash. The truth is, for the vast majority of people the first grants won’t do very well. You see, it’s a skill much like any other. That means that you’ve got to practice. And so, the very first piece of advice I’d like to give you right here is that even if you do write a grant and it does get rejected, don’t despair. Yes, your uncle Jimmy might have gotten a grant the first time around, but that probably means he was incredibly lucky. 

  • How to write a catchy proposal for a not for profit organisation

      Receiving the funding and support you need can often be a difficult task. In light of that, writing a proposal letter for a not for profit organisation is all about adapting to your audience. It doesn’t matter who you are writing to and in what capacity as long as you abide by the general principles and address your target reader properly

  • How to raise money through organising a charity fundraising concert

    How to organise and promote a charity fundraising concert.

  • How to Fund Your Cause in 5 Ways

    It is difficult to know how and where to get the money to make that difference

  • Coronavirus

    Information to help you decide what steps you and your charity or voluntary organisation need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus.

  • How to get motivated to raise money

    A lot of organisations get stuck with their fundraising. Often it’s nothing in particular, it’s just they’ve lost their money-raising mojo. If this is where you are at the moment, here are some ideas for getting motivated.

  • Financial strategy

    Develop a financial strategy for your organisation, to help you plan for your financial future.

  • How to close down a project or organisation

    In these tough times, lots of projects and organisations are finding themselves facing a prospect no-one relishes, and people don’t often plan for - the task of closing down their project or even their organisation. This guide is designed to give you some tips for a smooth wind-down. The suggestions here are based on the experiences of staff at the Mersey Basin Campaign, which closed its doors in March 2010, after a successful 25-year campaign to clean up the waterways of the Mersey and Ribble river basins.

  • How to understand your supporter journey and make it better

    Tom Latchford, CEO of Raising IT , describes key considerations for the supporter journey on your charity website. Key aims of a charity website should be to foster a relationship between the donor and the charity, attract and engage new donors, and make it easy for advocates to donate.

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