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  • How to use Twitter

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

  • Write a winning funding bid!

    Win the funding your organisation needs with this free online training course. Our step-by-step expert guidance will help you make the perfect pitch to ensure bidding success in this difficult financial climate.

  • Write a winning funding bid!

    Win the funding your organisation needs with this free online training course. Our step-by-step expert guidance will help you make the perfect pitch to ensure bidding success in this difficult financial climate.

  • How to Organise a Charity Event

    The main aim for a charity event is to raise as much money as possible, drum up support and promote your cause. However, you also want to attract guests to attend and make sure that the event is enjoyable. People need and enjoy having events on their calendars, but there are a large number of charity events out there - the trick is to make yours stand out. A charity event with a difference is also a clever way to attract the media to write about the cause - which expands your reach even further. It takes more than a big heart to organise a charity event - successful fundraising takes organisational skill and awareness of the legal issues that surround the charity sector. Here are some of the things to consider before you roll your sleeves up:

  • How to write a business plan for your charity

    This guide sets out the areas that charities should cover in a business plan. A business plan describes your organisation and its activities, or a specific project. It sets out your goals, plans, finances, and the risks you face. Your plan should also show that you understand your market, and that the work you do has both a social and financial return. You may need a business plan if you’re: trying to secure funding setting up a new organisation starting to trade in an existing organization. Getting a winning business plan ready is the wisest decision that a firm can make to gear up its further growth. After all, you can only execute your business ideas when you already have a plan ready at your hand, said Brian O. from Essays.Discount &  HR management software .   Before you get started Read this article on what you need to think about before you start working on your business plan . Business plan template If you’re an NCVO member you can download a business plan template , with more detailed guidance on what to include in each section.

  • 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.

  • Preparing project budgets: 30-minute beginners' guide

    This four-part online training session covers all the key elements of project budgeting. Essential training if you've only got 30 minutes to sort your numbers out. Watch the first part for free!

  • How to write more effective fundraising letters

    Many charity communicators say that writing fundraising letters is one of the most difficult parts of their job. If you focus on a few basics, it’s easier than you think to write the kind of copy which generates impressive results for your charity or not-for-profit.

  • 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 create QR codes

    QR (short for Quick Response) codes are two-dimensional barcodes. When used well they offer a new and low-cost way to engage users with your charity. QR codes could be used in outdoor, direct mail or print advertising campaigns. This is a quick guide outlining different uses for QR codes and how to create them for your campaigns.

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