Latest best practice & resources news
- Resources from webinar – getting your story heard in the media
- Your charity can have a slice of the £6.8bn that will be spent online this Christmas.
- New AIME Charity Sector Research highlights opportunities around technology led fundraising and engagement
- Local Compacts: A User Guide
- Do you work with Job Centre Plus?
- E-Learning resources for the adult social work and social care sector
- Guessing-game fundraising website launched September
- Tax Effective Giving Website
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Really useful, full of good tips as to how to approach radio/tv/newspaper, how to get your stories featured, plus some good examples of voluntary groups that have done something different and got their stories in the media. If anybody would like to download the call from the webinar, details are available at www.harrogatecvs.org.uk/vmwebinar.back to top
Christmas is a time of year when we expect donations to charity to increase. However, this year, according to YouGov research, only 5% of people intend to give more to charity.
Yet, despite this small increase in donations, 59% of Brits say they'll spend more on Christmas presents. The Give as you Live’s "All I want for Christmas" campaign can turn your supporters' Christmas spend into donations for your organisation.
Thousands of leading brands have signed up to donate a percentage of whatever your supporters spend online to your charity. From John Lewis to Play.com to Dixons, leading retailers will donate, on average, 2.5% of whatever is spent – at no cost to you and at no cost to your supporters. Sign up and collect your personalised Christmas campaign materials.back to top
The Association for Interactive Media & Entertainment (AIME) published its charity sector research, sponsored by the Charity Technology Trust. The results, analysed by analyst firm mobileSquared, drawn from the responses of 370 UK charities (including 20 with over £5m income) highlight key trends and opportunities in user engagement and fundraising through education, the appropriate use of technology and best practice.
Key findings include:
- There is a huge demand for education into how technologies can be effectively deployed. 100% of the respondents were ‘comfortable’ when it came to the established technologies of email and internet, compared to around 70% for second-generation technologies (red button and text), and between 30% and 50% for third-generation technologies (mobile sites, apps, games consoles).
- The charity sector is overly reliant on the internet, which on its own does not maximize the potential donation window. Embracing the growth of internet-enabled devices, especially mobile, massively expands the opportunity to engage and interact with a much broader donor demographic via applications, optimised mobile sites and text donations.
- Charities need corporate sponsors to donate alternative technological capabilities, such as a mobile platform, to support income generation, engagement and efficiencies.
- There is a need for a centralised knowledge resource to provide technological support, advice, contacts and case studies.
Download your FREE copy of the report here: http://bit.ly/AIMEcharityRESEARCHback to top
Compact Voice has published 'Local Compacts: a User Guide'. It has practical information on what Compacts can cover, communicating their contents and addressing non-compliance.back to top
Just to let you know, Volunteering England have published a new guide to working with Jobcentre Plus, aimed at Volunteer Centres and organisations that support volunteers. Volunteering England would like to thank everyone who helped them put this together, and to NAVCA for its support.back to top
This useful resource links to a range of programmes relevant to the adult social work and social care sector, including older people, people with disabilities and people with learning disabilities. Some programmes are specialist others are generic. The needs of frontline workers and managers are addressed in the range of programmes offered.
The resources can be used directly by workers wishing to increase their knowledge or prepare for a training course. Training managers and trainers can also use them as part of their training delivery. The programmes are currently free to access.
Click here to download PDF from the Skills for Care website.
A new fundraising website was launched that enables people to donate money to charity when they guess the outcome of fundraising ventures, with the chance of winning a cash prize.
The site, called Guess2Give, invites supporters to pay to make a guess related to a challenge event, such as how long it will take someone to complete a run or the number of steps it will take to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The person with the guess that is closest to the eventual outcome will win a cash prize.
It costs £3 to make one guess, with 50p going to a winner’s prize fund. The amount that goes to the charity varies between £1.62 and £2.01 according to how many guesses the person makes.
The remaining money will go to Guess2Give, some of which will be used to cover costs, with the rest going to the company as profit.
Everyone who makes a guess will be kept up to date by email on the progress of their chosen event. The winners will also be asked whether they want to donate their winnings to the charity.back to top
The Institute of Fundraising’s new look tax-effective giving micro site offers comprehensive information about all forms of tax-effective giving (also known as 'tax-efficient giving'). These resources are aimed at everyone involved in charitable giving: charities, fundraisers and donors alike.
For more information, please go to http://www.tax-effective-giving.org.uk/