The FSI Blog

Guest Blog
By thefsi / April 29, 2020

Security and safety whilst working from your home network

The events of the last few weeks have forced most organisations to make the move to remote/home working for their...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / April 28, 2020

Lessons learned on Zoom

We've now delivered several days of consultancy and training entirely remotely and we've learned a lot through trial and error...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / April 23, 2020

Applications for the Aviva Community Fund are now open, with important changes to criteria in response to COVID-19

                        In January, we announced a number of changes...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / March 31, 2020

The FSI Transition to Working From Home

Transitioning the FSI team from an office to working from home Tips for other small charities  As the news of Covid-19...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / March 19, 2020

Making Virtual Meetings Work for Charity Trustees 

With the emerging challenges of coronavirus and working remotely, many trustee boards are considering virtual meetings as an alternative to...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / March 6, 2020

Your Charity’s Strategy: Reflecting and Refreshing

Continuing our popular breakfast and networking In Conversation Series, we were joined at our recent event by colleagues representing the...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / December 13, 2019

Strategy into Action: Implementing Fundraising Strategies

In our dynamic, ever-changing sector, there is one constant, whether your charity is well-established or still in the fledgling stage:...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / November 6, 2019

3 important charity insurance checks for non-experts

                    It's vital that you consider some important charity insurance checks...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / November 6, 2019

I want to be a trustee, what do I need to know?

  You’re thinking of becoming a trustee to a charity. It’s a rewarding role that allows you to give back to society. You can play a crucial role...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / November 4, 2019

Want to see the world and your career differently? Then become a charity trustee

Did you know that it’s Trustees Week 2019? While the Week might not currently be top of your personal or...

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Advice Blog
By thefsi / October 22, 2019

Charity Fraud Awareness Week vital advice from National Cyber Security Centre

  Charity Fraud Awareness week seems to come around faster each year and provides a great point to take stock...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / October 15, 2019

Flying without a compass? Why charity leaders must commit to strategy development

Three quarters of leaders of small and medium sized charities are spending little or no time on long-term planning and strategy,...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / October 8, 2019

Give your Charity the best chance of Surviving a Cyber Breach

There’s no denying that our reliance on technology is growing at a rapid pace as society evolves. And while there...

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Advice Blog
By thefsi / October 7, 2019

New Safeguarding Resources and Guides available from NCVO and an expert-led partnership: #SafeguardingAsOne

                NCVO’s Knowhow advice site is a hub for an expert range of...

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Advice Blog
By thefsi / October 3, 2019

Fundraising newbies’ guide to getting started

When you're new to fundraising, it can all feel quite overwhelming! Even the range of support and resources available can...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / October 3, 2019

Successful stewardship: the best things come in small packages

By Lindsay Harrod, FSI Consultancy & Development Manager       Over our 10+ years working with small charities at...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 25, 2019

Why community foundations could be small charities’ first port of call for funding

Considering risk to funding is one of the biggest concerns for small charities, recent research shows a surprisingly high number...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / September 11, 2019

Quick Tips for Small Charity Corporate Fundraisers

You work for a small charity so chances are you don’t have the luxury of a dedicated corporate fundraiser, maybe...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / May 23, 2019

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...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / May 13, 2019

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...

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FSI Development Team
By thefsi / April 25, 2019

Your quarterly update from the Business Development team

Hoping you have all had an ‘egg-celent’ Easter (no prizes for bad puns here!).  Welcome to our latest update from...

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Guest Blog
By thefsi / April 10, 2019

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...

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Advice Blog, Guest Blog
By thefsi / April 4, 2019

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...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / February 15, 2019

Your quarterly update from the Business Development team

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of January already – 2019 has certainly got off to a...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / February 12, 2019

Highlight your charity’s impact to win an award and a fantastic prize package for your charity!

Highlight your charity’s impact to win an award and a fantastic prize package for your charity! With charities of all...

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Learning Blog
By thefsi / December 14, 2018

Call for Speakers: Fundraising Conference 2019 

The FSI is pleased to open a call for speakers for our Fundraising Conference in Small Charity Week, June 2019....

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