The FSI Blog

Guest Blog
By thefsi / May 21, 2018

There is a ‘magic money tree’ and you could well be sitting under it

Small charities – run without the luxury of fully-staffed finance departments – are often held back because they lack the...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / May 10, 2018

Cyber Security Breaches

Cyber Security Breaches The government has, for the first time, released official statistics on charity action on  cyber security and...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / March 23, 2018

Help protect your charity online

Help protect your charity online On an very snowy day in London at the beginning of March, The National Cyber...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / February 16, 2018

The importance of recruiting online fundraisers for your cause

The importance of recruiting online fundraisers for your cause Localgiving currently has a partnership programme with the FSI. Local charities...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / February 2, 2018

Member of the Month – Baby Basics

Member of the Month - Baby Basics Each month, one of our small charity members is celebrated for all the...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / January 31, 2018

Getting your Fundraising Strategy into Gear

Getting your Fundraising Strategy into Gear  There’s no ‘right way’ or ‘wrong way’ to create a fundraising strategy as every...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / January 26, 2018

Why volunteers are ‘employees’ – and why the law says you should protect them

Why volunteers are ‘employees’ – and why the law says you should protect them  If your charity has employees, then...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / January 26, 2018

What makes a successful self-advocacy organisation?

What makes a successful self-advocacy organisation? My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy organisation, and part of the movement about...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / January 19, 2018

Positive changes through new perspectives: What does the public want?

Positive changes through new perspectives: What does the public want? During the past 10 years, the charity sector has faced...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / January 16, 2018

FSI Accredited Learner Profile: Rosie Milsom

FSI Accredited Learner Profile: Rosie Milsom As part of a new series, we will be profiling one of the fundraisers...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / December 8, 2017

New year, new plans?

New year, new plans? As 2017 rolls to an end, it could be a really good time to consider what...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / December 7, 2017

Celebrating Local and Small Charities

Celebrating Local and Small Charities Local and Small Charities and Community Groups make up the majority of the UK’s charity...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / December 6, 2017

GDPR – What Small Charities Can Do Now

GDPR – What Small Charities Can Do Now With the GDPR deadline fast approaching, Martin George, The Foundation for Social...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / December 1, 2017

Member of the Month – My Life My Choice

Member of the Month - My Life My Choice Each month, one of our small charity members is celebrated for...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / November 28, 2017

This #GivingTuesday, Think New Corporate Partnerships

This #GivingTuesday, Think New Corporate Partnerships  Today is #GivingTuesday and a perfect chance to consider new fundraising opportunities. How about...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / November 21, 2017

Accredited Learning

Accredited Learning Recently the FSI were pleased to announce we had relaunched our fundraising qualifications which had been re-graded by...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / November 17, 2017

What makes a good trustee?

What makes a good trustee?   To mark Trustee’s Week, PolicyBee set out what makes a good trustee. Good trustees...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / November 13, 2017

How effective is your charity? 7 questions to ask

How effective is your charity? 7 questions to ask To celebrate this year’s Trustee Week, The Foundation for Social Improvement...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / October 26, 2017

Member of the Month – Coaches Across Continents

Member of the Month - Coaches Across Continents Each month, one of our small charity members is celebrated for all...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / October 11, 2017

Case Study: Equal Arts Centre

Case Study: Equal Arts Centre Equal Arts Centre are a leading creative ageing charity supporting older people and those living...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 14, 2017

What insurance does my charity need? And how can it help?

What insurance does my charity need? And how can it help? Charity begins at home, so they say. And it’s...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / September 13, 2017

Why should legacies be part of a small charity’s fundraising programme?

Why should legacies be part of a small charity’s fundraising programme? Throughout the year the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Member of the Month – East African Playgrounds

Member of the Month - East African Playgrounds Each month, one of our small charity members is celebrated for all...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Time to look for a new fundraising CRM?

Time to look for a new fundraising CRM? This blog was contributed by Blackbaud Europe. Blackbaud is the leading global...

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Pauline's Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Urgent, Important and Underlying Challenges

Our Most Urgent Challenge:  meeting the demand for our services From June 2013 to May 2017 we have seen demand...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Research Trusts and Foundations

Research Trusts and Foundations There are a wide range of Trusts and Foundations across the UK and spending enough time...

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Pauline's Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Time is running out – will tenacity and resilience get us much further?

Time is running out – will tenacity and resilience get us much further? Why are many small charities and community...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

A Step by Step Guide to Strategy and Business Planning

A Step by Step Guide to Strategy and Business Planning Our most recent Skills Survey showed some interesting results when...

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Pauline's Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Brexit: Implications for small and local charities and community groups

Brexit: Implications for small and local charities and community groups Just under 12 months after the country voted for Brexit...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Making the Most of Community and Events Fundraising

Making the Most of Community and Events Fundraising Fundraising has become more challenging as sources of funding have been squeezed,...

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Fundraising Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Making Corporate Fundraising Work as a Small Charity

Making Corporate Fundraising Work as a Small Charity The corporate sector is full of opportunities for small charities to take...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Top Tips for Project Management

Top Tips for Project Management Something that always sticks with me, from the old days of being a Bid Manager...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 6, 2017

Budgets – do we really need them?

Budgets – do we really need them? Screams can be heard across the UK, it’s comes to that time of...

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