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  • 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 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 use Twitter

    Top tips on how to use micro-blogging platform Twitter to communicate with your organisation's supporters.

  • 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 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 develop yourself - with no budget!

    Training budgets are limited - or non existent now - so how can you develop yourself in the current climate?  Take charge by assessing your development needs and identifying ways to address those gaps!   There are also fewer opportunities to move job so it’s important to seek out and take up all opportunities to develop in your current role and help you be ready for your next one.  

  • How to prepare for income generation

    This guide is written for community centres but will be useful to any small charity looking to generate income. Community centres are under pressure. To survive and grow, many are looking to reinvent themselves. They are working to attract new audiences and find regular and reliable sources of income rather than concentrating on fundraising. Before you start looking at opportunities to generate income, it is important to create the right culture. The following four steps will guide you on the right path.

  • How to support the sustainability of funded projects

    For Fair Share Trust, ensuring funded projects create a positive lasting impact has to be foremost in the minds of Local Agents. For local projects which have benefited from Fair Share Trust funding, it can often be a case of trying to survive. But is continuation funding always really essential and is it possible to achieve sustainability simply by creating the impact? This how-to looks the different componets of achieving sustanability and creating a lasting impact on your area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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