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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 Gain And Keep New Donors with SMS

    Did you know that over 52% of website visits today come from mobile devices? People are glued to their phones these days and that means it’s the best place to reach them. The stats on text messaging prove that SMS is the best place to communicate with donors and keep them engaged on what's happening.  Read on to find out how to build a subscriber list, launch a text-to-give campaign and keep new donors in the loop on what’s happening.

  • How to get donations on nonprofit and charity websites

    In years past, charitable and other non-profit organisations had pretty specific methods of soliciting donations. Many organisations were, and still are, able to obtain free TV and radio time, because those media outlets could use that donated time to reduce their tax liabilities and to perform a certain amount of 'public service' time, as required. Organisations held fund-raising events at the local level, publicised them as much as possible, and hoped to get enough participants and donations to make those events worth the time, effort, and cost. Such organisations have also held fund-raising drives by regular mail, soliciting donations which could be sent back in a pre-addressed envelope. Some even continue to have door-to-door campaigns.

  • How to improve your recycling fundraising results

    Raising funds from recycling can be very effective. But schemes can only generate useful funds if your supporters are using them. Here are some tips to help you promote your schemes and make it easy for people to use them.

  • How to raise funds from recycling

    Raising funds through recycling is a simple way to gain unrestricted income for your organisation. Choose the recycling schemes you think will work best for you and then encourage your supporters to use them. They’ll feel good about helping the environment while generating funds for your cause without it costing them anything. 

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