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  • How to make a start evaluating your funding mix

    Getting started with anything is tricky – the classic intimidating piece of white paper. However, getting started with evaluating an organisation’s funding, when it may be an extremely complex picture, interwoven with history and delicate relationships can be particularly daunting. But working for NCVO as a consultant in Sustainable Funding, this is how I would generally go about tackling the problem:

  • 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 maximise regular donations for small charities

    If you work for a small charity, you will know that trying to gain committed donors can be hard. Here we'll look at some solutions to this problem and explore ways of maximising regular donations as a source of income.

  • 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.

  • Collections

    Raising money by organising a collection.

  • Financial strategy

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

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