Cookies

We use cookies to help us provide you with the best experience, improve and tailor our services, and carry out our marketing activities. For more information, including how to manage your cookie settings, see our privacy notice.

OK

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

We’ve made our member-only resources free to everyone because of the current situation. We think it’s important people have the guidance they need to run their organisations during this time.

If you want to find out more about how you can volunteer to help deal with coronavirus, see our volunteering and coronavirus page.

If you are looking for advice on coronavirus and your charity, please see our dedicated coronavirus page.

Search ncvo knowhow

  • 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 fundraise on social media

    The charity fundraising landscape is changing and it’s likely that more charities are going to start fundraising on social media . Traditional methods of fundraising such as print or telephone fundraising can also be expensive and involve risk. Social media can be a cost effective way to generate funds. There are five key things you need to do to fundraise on social media.

  • How to keep good fundraising files

    Have you ever missed a funding deadline because you couldn’t produce the supporting documents required? Is collating the information you need putting you off even thinking about applying for funding? Maybe you have lots of spreadsheets or important documents saved somewhere on old or multiple computers? If so you are not alone and this post is for you. 

  • How wildlife charities can raise funds at Christmas

    Christmas is a great time to fundraise. Here are six fundraising ideas for wildlife charities, with examples and tips for success. 

  • How to get your hands on the ESIF’s 6 billion euros (or some of it)

    10 key things your charity needs to know about the new elements of the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Growth Programme. The ESIF brings together the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a small part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and they will provide over 6 billion euros worth of funding for England during the period 2014-2020.

  • How to make a fantastic funding bid

    This how-to offers advice on the best possible application, essential dos and dont's.

  • How to decide whether to respond to a tender opportunity

    The last few years have seen an increase in the number of contracts aimed at charities and not-for-profit organisations, as (predominantly statutory) funders seek to secure the best value delivery for their services.  However, the tender process can be time consuming and challenging for organisations, so how should you decide whether or not to go through the process?

  • How to attract match & additional funding to your project

    It is difficult to accurately measure the exact amount of additional, match or in-kind funding brought in to local communities through the work of Fair Share Trust (FST), particularly where in-kind support (time / advice) is given. Over the past nine years, however, over £20M has been recognised as being spent alongside the original £50M FST commitment. While we can’t claim that this money would not otherwise have been spent in FST neighbourhoods, one of the real successes of the programme has been in the ability of Local Agents, panels, and communities to make the most of and build on existing local relationships, to build confidence and capacity of local groups in applying for other sources of funding, and to develop new relationships to leverage in funding to maximise the impact of Fair Share Trust grants. The case studies below highlight some of the examples of FST money working alongside or leveraging in other funds, and may help other funders and projects to consider alternative approaches for the future.

  • 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.

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 11 Next

Help us to improve this page – give us feedback.

Search filters

Keyword

Tag