The Charity Fundraising Blog

We're here to share ideas, best practices and advice for maximising your charity's fundraising efforts. Browse the latest posts below.


World Cancer Day: Fundraising Lessons from Leading Charities

4 February, 2020

4 February marks World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness and encourage cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Every year, 9.6 million people die from cancer; by 2030, this devastating statistic is expected to rise to 13 million people. The idea behind World Cancer Day is that it’s together, as charities and individuals, that

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3 Fundraising Lessons from Brew Monday

28 January, 2020

Blue Monday, which fell on 20 January this year, is referred to by some as the most depressing day of the year. However, in recent years, the Samaritans charity has taken over the concept of Blue Monday to tackle depression and loneliness in a productive way with Brew Monday, a campaign designed to encourage people

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3 Ways to Make your Fundraising More Ethical

23 January, 2020

As we mentioned in a previous post, ethical manufacturing is a core focus for today’s charities, and for good reason. Trust in charities is, unfortunately, at an all-time low; less than half of the people in the UK believe them to be trustworthy. One way to rebuild this trust is via transparency around your fundraising

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How to Organise the Perfect Charity Gala

17 January, 2020

Galas and benefit dinners are a great way to boost the profile of your charity. They’re also a very enjoyable and special way to spend time with your top supporters and beneficiaries. Perhaps most importantly, galas can also be one of the most effective fundraising tactics for your charity.  A Forbes article gathered insights from

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5 Fundraising Merchandise Trends for 2020

15 January, 2020

As we head into the new year, what fundraising strategies have you identified for your charity in 2020? Events, campaigns, public outreach and direct appeals may all be key facets of your fundraising strategy, but there’s an oft-overlooked, yet highly persuasive component that crosses all of these channels, and that is charitable merchandise.  As with

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4 Cost-Effective Ways to Show Support for Volunteers

13 December, 2019

Volunteers form the backbone of many of the UK’s leading charities. Over the last two years, nearly 12 million people volunteered at least once a month! Volunteers are key to successful fundraising campaigns; they also lend special skill sets and expertise, perform critical administrative tasks and help raise the overall visibility and impact of your

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Fighting Modern Slavery in the Charity Supply Chain

Fighting Modern Slavery
10 December, 2019

Today marks Human Rights Day, which honours the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It’s also a day on which the charity sector should evaluate its own role in ensuring human rights, namely as it relates to the charity supply chain.  All too often, charitable merchandise is made with

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Six Charitable Wedding Favour Ideas

21 November, 2019

Does your charity design and sell charitable wedding favours? If not, you could be missing out on a lovely opportunity to drive donations and support for your cause. In recent years, we’ve seen many couples forego predictable and disposable wedding favours for their guests with more meaningful and unique charitable gifts.  Brides magazine reports a

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