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Evolving agency partnerships and meaningful collaboration

Evolving agency partnerships and meaningful collaboration

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2020

Agencies exist to help charity clients succeed in making a difference, with most having a genuine desire to support rather than just provide a paid-for service, says Helen Mackenzie, Chief Executive of telephone fundraising agency Purity Fundraising.

‘Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success’

‘Winning the National Fundraising Award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success’

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

Helen Maguire won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards. She explains what winning the award meant to her, and how winning has impacted her career.

Is the fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the Charities Act 2016?

Is the fundraising statement in your annual report compliant with the Charities Act 2016?

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

Following a review into how compliant charities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are with the fundraising requirements in The Charities Act 2016, Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, outlines some key areas that should be included in their fundraising statements.

What is wrong with funders?

What is wrong with funders?

Guest Bloggers | 12 February 2020

If fundraisers were to design the ideal funding system from scratch, what would it look like? Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.

Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

Five tips to stop your funding proposal from ending up in the bin

Guest Bloggers | 11 February 2020

When only 1 in 7 funding proposals can progress to the next round, how do you decide which 6 to bin? David Burgess, Director of Apollo Fundraising, offers five observations he has made that can stop your funding proposal from ending up in the ‘no’ pile, ahead of his session at the Trusts Fundraising Conference later this month.

The Rise of the Remote Fundraiser

The Rise of the Remote Fundraiser

Guest Bloggers | 10 February 2020

The number of home-based fundraising roles posted on CharityJob has risen significantly since 2017, says Stephanie Dotto, as more charities and employees are realising the wide range of benefits of remote working.

LGBT+ History Month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

LGBT+ History Month: Inclusion policies fail when they remain just policies

Guest Bloggers | 6 February 2020

To mark LGBT+ History Month, Lucy Caldicott looks at the experiences of the LGBT+ community working in the UK charity sector, and says that the act of opening up space for honest conversations amongst staff will create a more inclusive and healthy environment.

Could we make grant reporting fun?

Could we make grant reporting fun?

Guest Bloggers | 4 February 2020

Emily Dyson-Hawkes, Head of Communications at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, takes a look at principles for funders to adopt that help to ease the burden of grant reporting.

Q&A: My experiences of being a RAISE mentor

Q&A: My experiences of being a RAISE mentor

Guest Bloggers | 29 January 2020

Applications to be a RAISE mentor are now open. Emma Smallwood, Development Manager at The Lowry, answers five questions about her experiences of being a mentor and says why she would recommend others to get involved in the programme.

Are will-writing firms wrong in their reporting of money raised for charity?

Are will-writing firms wrong in their reporting of money raised for charity?

Guest Bloggers | 28 January 2020

Legacy consultant Richard Radcliffe and Jon Brewer, founder of Bequeathed, look at the two sides of the question of whether will-writing firms are correct in how they report how much money has been raised for charity.

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