In today’s communication fuelled world, most of us are happy to share our lives on social media. Even my 72-year-old father, new to the world of social media, happily posts photos of his latest golfing successes on Facebook. But are we using these platforms in the right way to develop and enhance our careers?
The recent Events Fundraising Conference held in June saw charities big and small, from across the UK, grapple with the issues affecting their events.
When we put out a call for content on the Community, Events and Volunteers track at Convention, we were overwhelmed by the many talented people willing to talk openly about how they work, what they tried, how they’ve adapted and innovated, what they’ve learnt – and gift that knowledge for you to learn from too.
Building a new corporate partnership that delivers vital income and wider benefits for your charity – whilst meaningfully offering value to the organisation – is hard work. When chatting to other corporate fundraisers, some common themes emerge about the challenges we face.
Rebecca Curtis-Moss on why you should consider submitting a paper to the Scottish Fundraising Conference.
What is a perfect event? A party that runs to time? Great speeches? Star guests? And of course having your guests show you the money. Why else do event managers spend months tapping contacts to secure the best auction items and put on a stone in weight at countless tastings (okay, that's my fault as I have a broad interpretation of the word "tasting")?
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.