Each year, approximately 10% of your non-profit donor base will attrition naturally through death, moving, or just not giving any longer. Then you add lapsed donors on top of that natural attrition, and you are looking at an eroding donor list. Sound familiar? Here, Robin Cabral shares some simple steps that you can take to […]Read More 10 Ways to Find New Donors for Your Nonprofit Organization
How to hold charity trustee and member meetings, including AGMs, so you can make decisions legally and your charity can run effectively. Clear guidance from the Charity Commission for trustees. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-meetings-making-decisions-and-votingRead More Charity meetings: making decisions and voting
Brain science is commonly taken into consideration when developing marketing and communication strategies, particularly concerning visual content. After all, the best way to influence behavior is to understand its drivers. And behavior is driven by our psychological brains. At the same time, basing a strategy on invalid data can quickly waste time and resources. Unfortunately, […]Read More 10 Common Myths About Our Visual Brains
Every week, Mary Cahalane provides expert fundraising advice in her blog – I could easily reshare her blog here every week (hint – sign up to the Hands on Fundraising blog). Anyway, Mary’s post at the beginning of the month really stood out for offering links to loads of free content to help fundraisers get […]Read More Free Stuff! Free tools for you – Hands-On Fundraising
Philippa Christoforou has been part of the OxReach team at Oxford University Innovation since 2016. Since then over £200,000 for social good projects originating at the University of Oxford has been raised. But why crowdfunding? Why not just apply for grant applications? What is the benefit to the project in watching the pledge count slowly […]Read More Why crowdfund?
Getting alumni, especially younger graduates, to donate is a challenge for many colleges and universities, especially those that rely on approaches that could end up in voicemail or the rubbish bin. Crowdfunding models are increasingly popular for students to undertake peer-to-peer and social fundraising on behalf of a fundraising program to bring in new donors. […]Read More Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions
To deliver against their duties, charity trustees need to be able to identify the critical issues – the charity’s purposes and plans, its solvency, its resilience and quality of governance – and to be able to review these at regular intervals. In this post, the Charity Commission has designed 15 questions to help charity trustees […]Read More Charity governance, finance and resilience: 15 questions trustees should ask
Boards play a crucial role in helping a charity achieve its mission and deliver the greatest impact possible. Sonali Patel discusses that when charities follow best practice in governance, they are more effective, forward looking and efficiently run. Funders of charities require good governance for a charity to be effective. While there are exceptions, it […]Read More Funders can unlock good charity governance
Dan Francis from the NCVO shares key findings from the Good Trustee Guide. Amongst the recommendations, Dan discusses how to make boards more diverse, accessible and make inductions less complex. https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2016/12/09/what-working-on-the-easy-read-trustee-guide-taught-me-about-making-trusteeship-more-accessible/Read More What working on the easy-read Trustee Guide taught me about making trusteeship more accessible
Nonprofit board members have the potential to be exceptional ambassadors for the charity. However, finding the time to coach board members in the art of putting the organization’s public face on view can be tricky. In some cases, the CEO simply doesn’t encourage contact between the board and staff. At other times, they fail to […]Read More Nonprofit Board Members Have The Potential To Become Great Ambassadors!