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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 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 ask for legacies

    A charitable legacy is when somebody leaves money to charity in their will. In 2009 it was estimated that around 6-7% of the total charity sector income in the UK came from legacies. This HowTo looks at ways of approaching the subject of charitable legacies, and increasing giving potential within your charity.  

  • How to apply for funding

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

  • Major donors

    About the process of finding and building relationships with people who will give large donations.

  • How to Host the Ultimate Sit-Down Dinner for Raising Funds

    If you are looking to host a fundraising dinner, here is what you need to know. 

  • How to get ready to apply for and manage funds

    Before you apply for funding, stop! Is your organisation ready? This guide, aimed at small charities, community groups and clubs, looks at the five things that matter to funders and are tips to get you ready for applying for and managing the money. Completing these simple steps to good governance will enable you to make positive progress on your fundraising journey.

  • Introduction to sustainable funding

    This three part course will introduce you to the concept of sustainable funding and demonstrate how it can work for your organisation. You will learn about the main sources of income and their characteristics, and improve your knowledge of trends in the voluntary sector economy - and what that means for your organisation. You will also gain the skills to implement a more sustainable approach to funding in your work.

  • How to create impact and evaluation videos

    When giving positive feedback to your stakeholders, one key media is video. By using impact and evaluation videos, your nonprofit  or social business can easily report what’s happening on the ground. And demonstrate the impact the donations, investments and contributions are having.

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