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Charities have a problem, but it's not what you think

Charities have a problem, but it's not what you think

Guest Bloggers | 15 August 2018

There’s no shortage of opinions about the future of the third sector and how charities should be preparing and responding. Many say that charities need to transform their use of technology and become more future-minded. But if the sector is so behind the times, why aren’t we seeing more cracks appear?

3 trends changing Facebook fundraising

3 trends changing Facebook fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 25 July 2018

With so much talk about the power of Facebook, how could charities approach it better to improve their fundraising? If you think about it as much as I do, you start to realise Facebook is not one thing, but a set of tools that you can use in many different ways.

Building big digital movements

Building big digital movements

Guest Bloggers | 5 June 2018

The world of digital fundraising and campaigns is changing – and changing very quickly. Fundraising using the models, techniques and channels we’ve come to rely on (from direct mail to telemarketing and everything in between) is becoming increasingly difficult. The safe shores of yesterday no longer look so hospitable.

Cash giving still adds up

Cash giving still adds up

Stephanie Siddall | 4 June 2018

In the Spring Statement 2018, the Chancellor announced that HM Treasury would be launching a call for evidence on ‘cash and digital payments in the new economy’. Its publication caused a bit of a kerfuffle in the media around the potential removal of 1p and 2p coins from circulation, and the impact this could have on charity donations.

Talk your boss into budget sign off

Talk your boss into budget sign off

Guest Bloggers | 7 March 2018

So you’ve seen the programme for this year’s Fundraising Convention and you really want to attend. But there’s the pesky matter of how you’ll persuade your boss to sign off the budget. Pro tip: focus on how it will help you meet your objectives – I’ll even do the hard work for you!

Person using Virtual reality headset

Virtual reality shows a story words can’t tell

Guest Bloggers | 11 January 2018

VR beyond extreme sports and exotic locations – one charity is using it to show us what it’s like to have dementia and is captivating a bigger audience in the process, writes Laura Phipps PhD, Head of Communications and Engagement at Alzheimer’s Research UK, and speaker at the IoF’s recent Digital Inspiration Conference.

Girl Scouts and Greece: How To Use Crowdfunding to Make a Point

Girl Scouts and Greece: How To Use Crowdfunding to Make a Point

Sara Thomas | 9 July 2015

At the time of writing this, there’s a major stooshie going on about some guy from England who’s set up an Indiegogo page to bail out Greece.