Posts by our guest bloggers...
The London Marathon may now be over for another year, but as the runners nurse their blisters and the exercise fanatics think about their next challenge, it’s a good time for fundraisers and their finance teams remembering the key points about how VAT applies to fundraising events.
This is about my journey so far in the world of social enterprise and what I’ve learned. A social enterprise is a business that trades for a social or environmental purpose and reinvests its profits to further its social mission.
Whether you’ve given it much thought or not, you are a global citizen and we are all interconnected. Slowly but surely we have a shared knowledge that has no boundaries or limits. This means that our work will never be nation-bound; a truth that is evident in the enormous shift in the fundraising market over the last 30 years.
Richard Sved has been a mentor in various guises for almost a decade now, and trained to be a fundraising mentor with the Institute of Fundraising London Region’s mentoring programme last year. In this blog, he gives his 10 reasons why it’s a brilliant thing to do...
I’m typing this on the busy 17.57 train from St Pancras to Chesterfield on the way home from a multi-day, full on team meeting in London. I was motivated to put fingers to laptop keyboard by the emotionally charged atmosphere at the end of the meeting.
Read the speech given by Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society at the launch of the IoF's guidance on fundraising from people in vulnerable circumstances
We have recruited for the face to face fundraising market since our inception in 2004 and over that period have had upwards of 12,000 candidates come through the business working for face to face, door and private site fundraising roles.
In an age when we are consumed by technology all around us at work and home, there is nothing more satisfying than receiving a creative and relevant piece of direct mail.
Rather frustratingly, my mind is constantly switched to 'on' - the sufferance of one who is part of the fundraising ilk! So when I switched on the television to be greeted with Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4, after a full-on week looking after my supporters and engaging new ones (and introducing' tea and cake at 3' to my team), my 'on' switch was well and truly stuck.
Here at Listen, our mission statement includes this line: ‘we will work with charities of all sizes, as long as we have the capacity to.’ Which basically means we’re serious about representing the Davids as well as the Goliaths of the charity sector.