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How to Host the Ultimate Sit-Down Dinner for Raising Funds by Michael Deane — last modified May 30, 2019 12:07 PM
If you are looking to host a fundraising dinner, here is what you need to know. 
How to Organise a Charity Event by Becky Osborn — last modified Jun 28, 2018 02:43 PM
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:
Top 3 elegant ways to express gratitude to your donor by Olivia Ryan — last modified Oct 12, 2017 02:45 PM
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 Gain And Keep New Donors with SMS by Anastasia Sviridenko — last modified Nov 26, 2018 06:17 PM
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 thank your supporters by lauren.bernard@ncvo.org.uk — last modified Mar 30, 2020 02:46 PM
As a charity, your supporters are essential – so making sure they know how much you appreciate their donations is key to maintaining your relationships with them. This guide looks at ways to thank your supporters effectively.  
How to create impact and evaluation videos by Jose Pedro Pinto — last modified Aug 10, 2017 10:20 PM
When giving positive feedback to your stakeholders, one key media is video. By using impact and evaluation videos, your nonprofit  or social business can easily report what’s happening on the ground. And demonstrate the impact the donations, investments and contributions are having.
How to Transform Your Nonprofit Board into a Fundraising Machine by Diana Clark — last modified Jun 23, 2017 02:16 PM
Congratulations, you have started a non-profit organization and are ready to accomplish big. However, for some reason you’re starting to sense that some of your board members don’t demonstrate the kind of commitment you expect from them. Bummer. There are many reasons that can explain this problem. For example, they might be fairly new to the field and have no prior experience in fundraising. Or maybe you don’t motivate them as well as needed? You might be surprised but some of them may actually be afraid of asking people for money. Whatever the reason is, you need to eliminate this issue and get your organization rolling. Below are some tips to help you with that.
How to write a business plan for your charity by greg.lamyman@ncvo.org.uk — last modified Aug 20, 2019 01:08 PM
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.
How to fundraise on social media by rob.brennan@ncvo.org.uk — last modified Jun 23, 2017 02:41 PM
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 Avoid Writing Off Bad Business Debts by Patrick Cole — last modified Aug 12, 2019 04:30 PM
Bad debt is credit, owed by a debtor that is likely to be unpaid. It can be due to a debtor going bankrupt, or their business going into liquidation. Since the debt cannot be recovered, it is meaningless to put it in the books of account. Sometimes, pursuing the debt may prove to be costlier than the debt itself. If this happens, you write it off as a business expense. Bad debts are the worry of many businesses. In the business world, customers always request to pay for services by direct debit or standing order. 
How to submit an entry for an award (and why you should) by Rob Brennan — last modified Jun 23, 2017 02:04 PM
Winning or even being shortlisted for an award can have a significant effect on your funding. By generating an increased positive public profile for your charity or cause, you can create a positive impact on donations and funds. Awards are a great way of building your charity’s brand for both small and large organisations. If an award enables your charity to carry out even more important work, then submitting and entry is well worth the effort.
How to get donations on nonprofit and charity websites by Janet Anthony — last modified Sep 15, 2017 01:45 PM
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 explain to a funder why your project is needed in 300 words by Elizabeth Pace — last modified Sep 08, 2020 03:44 PM
Funders are getting more and more applications. Organisations are facing increasing demands from people who are closer and closer to crisis point. The gap between successful and unsuccessful applications is narrowing. How do you convince a funder to choose your project over another in 300 words? The following tips might help:
How to donate your car to a good cause by leahbunny789@gmail.com — last modified Jan 07, 2016 12:54 PM
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 keep good fundraising files by Helen Ridgway — last modified Jun 14, 2017 10:39 AM
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 to improve your recycling fundraising results by Helen Ridgway — last modified Jul 25, 2017 03:45 PM
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 by Helen Ridgway — last modified Jul 25, 2017 03:45 PM
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. 
How wildlife charities can raise funds at Christmas by Helen Ridgway — last modified Jun 09, 2017 12:05 PM
Christmas is a great time to fundraise. Here are six fundraising ideas for wildlife charities, with examples and tips for success. 
How to get started with fundraising by Helen Ridgway — last modified Nov 27, 2015 01:12 PM
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.
How to generate PR for your fundraising event by Helen Ridgway — last modified Sep 08, 2015 08:29 AM
There are lots of ways to promote your fundraising event via your website, email and social media but having an event featured in the media can help you reach new supporters and ensure your event is a success. Here are some top tips to help you get your event in the press:
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