The Funding School Blog

 
Unlocking cashless donations digital fundraising fundraising ideas fundraising tips Nov 25, 2023

Is your charity missing out on donations now that we have become a predominantly cashless society? Learn from experts Vicky Hewlett and Emma Rose at 'Give a Little' who give us a whistle stop tour of how you can cheaply integrate contactless donations into your charities fundraising activity....

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Does busy ­čč░productive? fundraising mindset fundraising strategy fundraising training fundraisingideas Oct 11, 2023

 Whenever I speak to anyone working in a small charity, the general impression I get is that they are overworked, underpaid and quite simply find there is not enough hours in the day. When I researched the topic of how small charities feel about fundraising, the majority said that lack...

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7 ways to fundraise on a shoestring fundraising ideas fundraising strategy small charity fundraising ideas Sep 19, 2023

I recently delivered a workshop on this topic for the 'Fundraising Now' conference for the Directory of Social Change, and it was a great hit. I've outlined here the key takeaways. To get the best advice possible, I consulted widely with other fundraising colleagues, so these ideas represent...

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The storyteller in your pocket- How a mobile phone could transform your communications communications digital fundraising fundraising campaigns fundraising ideas fundraising strategy Jul 04, 2023

Could a mobile phone transform the profiles and awareness of small charities?

If your small charity is like most, communications and marketing is probably one of your last priorities amongst all the other ‘to-dos’ on your list.

 Large charities have comm’s teams or pay...

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How to get started with Legacy Fundraising webinar free wills gifts in wills legacy fundraising legacy giving Feb 20, 2023

Funding School is all about helping small charities and social enterprises to think more ambitiously with their fundraising and find practical ways to unlock new and more sustainable income streams. Legacy Giving, or Gifts in Wills, is a key area often overlooked by small charities who sometimes...

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New Mindset New Results Webinar Jan 09, 2023

Do you need a lift when it comes to your mindset? Do you have pervading negative thoughts that limit your productivity or energy levels. It is really easy to get in our own way when it comes to fundraising. Some of the key limiting thoughts we can at times experience include:

  • An embarrassment to...
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Creating a free charity campaign video in Canva communications digital fundraising fundraising campaigns fundraising ideas Sep 26, 2022

For many of the small charities I've worked with the idea of creating a fundraising campaign may be daunting to say the least. It really doesn't need to be though. Really creating a campaign can be as simple as writing a letter or email and sending it to some supporters.

However, in order to...

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How to write a Fundraising Strategy fundraising courses fundraising ideas fundraising strategy fundraising tips fundraising training how to write a fundraising strategy Sep 21, 2022

I've always felt that its really easy to get turned off from writing a fundraising strategy. Just the phrase can make one shudder!

But actually it really isn't that complicated, and believe it or not it can become quite an interesting and fun opportunity to bring people together in shared purpose...

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Communications Unwrapped- How planning your communications could be easier than you thought... communications fundraising tips May 31, 2022

I  was delighted to host a live Q and A session with Dawn Newton, a vastly experienced communications expert, who had a myriad of ideas to share for those looking at strengthening their communications strategies. Its well worth half an hour of your time checking out the replay featured...

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How to use awareness days to boost your fundraising success digital fundraising fundraising ideas fundraising tips Mar 28, 2022

There are now a plethora of International Awareness Days from ‘Answer your Cats Questions Day’ and ‘Wear Pyjamas to Work Day’ to serious topics like ‘Holocaust Memorial Day’ and ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’.

Although...

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How to start your Individual Giving from scratch fundraising ideas fundraising tips individual giving Mar 28, 2022

Are small charities missing a trick by not engaging with Individual Giving?

It is a commonly held belief that individual giving is the sole domain of large charities that have the budget and capacity to design, resource and administer powerful and high-quality fundraising campaigns. However, an...

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