Diversifying income: using a funding review process

Many charities find their current approach to fundraising threatened by changes in the funding environment, in particular a reduction in statutory grants and contracts. There are also more opportunities opening up, for example for smaller charities to develop...

Small charities can get big gifts too!

In a climate of reduced public sector funding and greater competition for other sources of funds, charities are increasingly exploring alternative funding streams. Major gifts are one of the fastest growing sources of new income for charities in the UK, and whilst...

Do you know who your supporters are?

In my last blog I highlighted the importance of smaller charities investing in raising their profile, whether through print and social media, or the personal networks of staff, volunteers, trustees and beneficiaries. What happens though if some of the people who find...

The untapped potential of local giving

Well here it is – my first ever ‘blog’! I hope that in these reflections you may find something useful to take away. I also plan to provide pointers to websites and other resources that are relevant to anyone involved with fundraising, particularly for charities...