Nick Burne spoke at the Scottish Fundraising Conference 2018 on Facebook fundraising as a strategic activity. Here he shares his tips for three ways smaller charities can boost their Facebook fundraising this year.
Those of you who know me well will know that as well as being passionate about social causes, I’m also a bit of a Londonphile: having lived here for many years, worked in the City and for the Mayor, and having led two London-wide charities.
I have been struck by charities who aren’t able to maximise their fundraising efforts because the public is unaware of their charitable status. At least two of the charities participating on our Fundraising Health Check project have begun to address this in their new fundraising strategies.
Small Charity week is about celebrating the work of small charities, and at the IoF we’re proud of our small charity members and the excellent fundraising they do. Just take a look at the IoF Awards nominees for great examples of small charity fundraising.
We all know the phrase ‘the best things come in small packages’ – well, being 5ft10 I’m not so sure that applies to me. But it’s true that the charity sector is full of fantastic small organisations delivering a big impact for those they serve. For Small Charity Week I wanted to reflect on the great work being done in Scotland and how small charities in Scotland can stand out.
Great news, SMS is now available as a means to enter a society lottery. This has been a long awaited facility and those societies with lotteries are probably celebrating.
Damian O'Broin on how small charities can punch above their weight.
For those who thought that the Chancellor might use the Budget tomorrow to significantly increase levels of public expenditure, one phrase – ensuring there is ‘enough gas in the tank’ – will have ended any expectations of a spending splurge!
A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful Institute of Fundraising event in Parliament celebrating and showcasing examples of excellent fundraising. I was delighted to be able to give fundraisers the opportunity to highlight the amazing work that they do.
Charity Today: when we talk about the vital role charities play, we also talk about the work of fundraisers
“We need to change the narrative about the charity sector”. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard that phrase over the last 2 years!