Small Charity Spotlight: The Puzzle Centre

My name is Jessica and I am the Fundraising Officer for Puzzle Centre.   My role includes raising awareness for the charity in the local community and online. We are really excited to be taking part in Small Charity Week this year as we want everyone to hear about the amazing work we are doing … Continue reading Small Charity Spotlight: The Puzzle Centre

What keeps Chairs of smaller charities awake at night?

The Association of Chairs (AoC) is a membership organisation supporting Chairs / Vice Chairs of charities and social enterprises in England and Wales. We help people to lead and run effective trustee boards. Chairing a small charity can be extremely tough as well as rewarding. It can be a challenge to run an effective board … Continue reading What keeps Chairs of smaller charities awake at night?

Small Charity Week’s 10th Birthday

We launched Small Charity Week 10 years ago to celebrate the amazing work of small charities and community groups across the UK delivering services locally, nationally and internationally. We had just started the FSI and were amazed that although there was a ‘world naked gardening day, even a national gin day (a day I could … Continue reading Small Charity Week’s 10th Birthday

Small Charity Spotlight: Scottish Cot Death Trust

#SmallCharityWeek is a great platform for the promotion of the stellar work going on across the country by small charities. Often overlooked by the bigger fish with bigger budgets (also doing great work btw) this week allows the ‘wee yins’ a chance to showcase and show off, to share and study good practice. I hope … Continue reading Small Charity Spotlight: Scottish Cot Death Trust

Holly Christie’s top tips for corporate partnerships

More often than not many fundraisers are faced with someone from senior management or a Trustee asking them “why haven’t you approached XYZ large company” perfectly adamant the company has plenty of money and will just give it to the charity because we do good work. Anyone who has been in this situation will know … Continue reading Holly Christie’s top tips for corporate partnerships

How can small charities find their fundraising edge?

This blog was originally written for UK Fundraising https://fundraising.co.uk/2019/05/24/how-can-small-charities-find-their-fundraising-edge/ It’s estimated that 81% of the sector’s income goes to the largest 4% of charities (NCVO Almanac 2018), leaving the many thousands of incredible small charities struggling to raise the funds they need. Small charities tell us that it’s increasingly difficult to generate income and they struggle to … Continue reading How can small charities find their fundraising edge?

Stewardship: the secret ingredient – Tibet Relief Fund’s donor stewardship journey

Sam Butler is Director of Development & Communications at Tibet Relief Fund. He’ll be sharing examples of how he builds strong, long-term relationships with supporters through effective stewardship at our Fundraising Conference on 20 June. Want to hear for yourself why ongoing donor engagement is so important? Book your place now.  Since starting at Tibet Relief … Continue reading Stewardship: the secret ingredient – Tibet Relief Fund’s donor stewardship journey

Six tips to boost your online donations

Ben May, Marketing Manager, Charities, CAF Fundraising for a small charity is hard work. I don’t have to tell you that. Non-existent fundraising budgets, lack of expertise and lack of time, can make you feel that you’re missing out on opportunities to raise more from your donors. That’s why it’s so important that you make the … Continue reading Six tips to boost your online donations