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Getting Into The Mindset of Embracing Digital

It is a well-known fact within the consumer market that consumers have different kinds of habits when it comes to adapting new products and services. Some are enthusiasts and early adaptors who are always willing to find the latest things and embrace innovation. Others might wait a bit to see whether the latest thing is a fad or fabulous. To some, the process of changing ... Read more »

Six tips to boost your online donations

Ben May, Marketing Manager, Charities, CAF Fundraising for a small charity is hard work. I don’t have to tell you that. Non-existent fundraising budgets, lack of expertise and lack of time, can make you feel that you’re missing out on opportunities to raise more from your donors. That’s why it’s so important that you make the most of the fundraising activities you are committed to ... Read more »

Have you wondered if you need to make your charity a safer place?

Have you wondered if you need to make your charity a safer place? Have you found useful advice or just confusion? The Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSSP) are working to improve the information available when you want to take steps. For the partnership, “Safer” covers child protection; supporting vulnerable adults; #metoo culture; how people can make complaints and other related subjects. SSSP partners, Neontribe and Crocstar, would ... Read more »

The NCSC Cyber Breaches Survey 2019

It’s welcome news that more charities than before have taken positive steps to improve their cyber security, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019[1]. Since launching the Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide in March 2018, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has worked in close partnership with bodies across the sector. Together we are working to raise awareness about the cyber crime threat and ... Read more »

NCSC’s Simple Advice: Protecting Yourself from the Effects of Data Breaches

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and The FSI are working together to help charities protect themselves from cyber attacks. As we approach the end of the year, we would like to provide you with some simple advice to share with your staff, trustees and volunteers to help protect them and your charity from the effects of data breaches. 2018 has been a year of ... Read more »

Impact Awards 2018 – Teach A Man To Fish

The FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards 2018 Series – Teach A Man To Fish (Charity with an annual turnover between £500,001 – £1.5 million) Small charities and community groups around the country carry out vital work but in many cases people are not aware of their impact. Through the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, small charities and community groups can highlight their work and ... Read more »

Charity Fraud Awareness Week: Tips to Keep Your Charity Safe

There is always a small tingle of excitement when Fraud Awareness Week approaches – okay, I appreciate it’s not quite Christmas, or even Pancake Day – but as one of the few counter-fraud professionals that work in the charity sector it is exciting all the same! It has been a genuine delight to see this event increase in impact and scale year-on-year, as it goes ... Read more »

Five ways to improve your legacy fundraising results using digital media

By Megan Veronesi, Partnerships Manager at Farewill Did you know that cat owners are three times more generous legacy donors than dog owners? That the best day to ask for a legacy is a Wednesday? Or that more people opt to leave a gift in a will on rainy days than sunny ones? Until recently, most legacy fundraising has involved resource-intensive events or direct mail ... Read more »

Impact Awards 2018 Series – The Children’s Sleep Charity

The FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards 2018 Series – The Children’s Sleep Charity (Charity with an annual turnover between £150,001 – £250,000) Small charities and community groups around the country carry out vital work but in many cases people are not aware of their impact. Through the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, small charities and community groups can highlight their work and the ... Read more »

Cloud accounting and payroll software for charities

If asked to dig a hole, most of us would ask for a spade—it’s all about choosing the right tool for the job. However, when many people are required to report charity financial records, they tend to reach for completely unsuitable tools—such as commercial software or Excel spreadsheets. This is a shame because using the right tools for the job would save them time, and ... Read more »