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  • How to donate your car to a good cause

    Rather than selling your car for profit, why not consider supporting your favourite charity and donate it to a great cause? Here are a few things to consider to ensure your donation has a positive impact. 

  • How to get started with fundraising

    Are you a trustee looking to raise funds for your small charity? Perhaps you are a member of staff who has been asked to fundraise alongside your core job responsibilities? This guide shows five steps to help you get started with fundraising and increase your results in a limited time.

  • Top 3 elegant ways to express gratitude to your donor

    Do you know that children learn five “magic” words as soon as they enter the kindergarten? That’s because they are going to use these expressions in all sorts of situations through their lives.The magic words are: please, sorry, welcome, excuse me, and thank you.   “Thank you” is what you say incountless situations but in certain fields, it is also a professional responsibility. For nonprofits, this phrase has an utmost importance since they need to show appreciation for their donors. It is not only a question of good manners but also a precondition of future contributions by the same donor. In this article, I will discuss top 3 elegant ways to express gratitude to the people who support your mission. How to show appreciation for the donor with style Giving almost $400 billion each year to charity purposesall around the globe, donors certainly deserve a big “thank you” for their help. But the generic approach is not enough in this case as each one of those contributors has to be aware that nonprofits really respect his or her actions. Donors exchange value for value: they give money to charity programs because they believe in ideas and feel good while supporting them. But at the same time, most of the donors make donations because they seek for social recognition.

  • How to organise a charity bake sale

    According to The Guardian, the Great British Bake Off inspired 6million people (12% of the adult population) to take part in a charity bake sale last year. Research from Charities Aid Foundation found that cake sales raised an estimated £185m for charities. A charity bake sale can be a fun way for your staff, volunteers or supporters to raise funds for charity. Whether you are running a one-off sale in your office or planning a big cake campaign, here are some tips to get you started.

  • Funding: the role of the board

    Thinking strategically about funding and creating a diverse funding base.

  • How to be better at negotiating contracts

    Bidding for contracts can be challenging and take up a lot of staff and trustee time and energy. Even when you are selected as the preferred bidder you still have the hurdle of negotiating the contract and getting the best terms for your organisation. This ‘How-To’ provides a useful checklist for the negotiation process.

  • How to approach local businesses for donations

    If you are thinking about getting in touch with local businesses to see if they can help you with your fundraising, then this ‘How to…’ guide is for you!

  • 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!

  • Preparing successful bids and tenders for the public sector

    Get the help you need to win public service contracts with this four-part course. Covering everything from seeking out the right opportunities, to going through the actual bidding process and managing risks in service delivery, this course is essential to all charity managers and trustees responsible for bidding and tendering.

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