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  • Upgrading IT systems with very limited resources

    Windmill Hill City Farm is a charity that provides recreation, education and therapy using food, farming and the environment as a theme. They share their experience on working with Technology Trust to set up their remote desktop services.

  • 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 fundraise using a blog

    Creating a community  around your charity website is a great way to encourage repeat visitors, spread the word about your cause and build a loyal follower group. We always talk about how content is king and a blog on a website is a clever way to continually add new content. The difference between writing blogs and posting on Twitter/Facebook is that you have more room to manoeuvre. You have more space to promote and talk in depth about your cause and what you are raising funds for. Your blog posts are your window of opportunity to provide more information about your cause and hit home with the message you are trying to communicate. Here are a few pointers on what to consider when fundraising with a blog:

  • 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 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. 

  • Financial strategy

    Develop a financial strategy for your organisation, to help you plan for your financial future.

  • How to sell yourself to business

    In place of always 'asking', we should think about selling an investment opportunity and selling the benefits of what we do, offering funders the opportunity to share our success. This how-to looks at what makes you an attractive proposition to a business, and tips on how you can exploit this. Investing in the voluntary sector can deliver certain business benefits, which you need to be able to demonstrate and deliver to the businesses you approach. 

  • How to do resource-raising

    Resource-raising should be an integral part of your charity, but too often it is neglected because it is hard to put a value on. Other more traditional forms of donations, such as, money and time, are easy to quantify, which makes them easy to assimilate into your organisation. When small charities are starting up they rely rather heavily on in-kind donations. They accept these non-cash donations with open arms because they can supply invaluable services that would otherwise cost. However, when charities grow and become less easy to man-manage, it seems as though they don't allow room for resource-raising, as it is seemingly hard to measure. Here is a quick guide to reassure you that there is a way to incorporate this into your charity's everyday work.

  • How to get ready to apply for and manage funds

    Before you apply for funding, stop! Is your organisation ready? This guide, aimed at small charities, community groups and clubs, looks at the five things that matter to funders and are tips to get you ready for applying for and managing the money. Completing these simple steps to good governance will enable you to make positive progress on your fundraising journey.

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