Charity Insider

How to keep your charity safe from cyber-crime in 2019


We caught up with our Security Threat Intelligence Analyst, Martin Giles, on how you can keep your charity safe from cyber-crime. Plus he shared where you can find useful resources to assess where the risks are, and how you can protect your charity against them. In a digital world where we rely heavily on data, cyber-attacks are becoming an even …

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CRY testimonial: why we’d recommend Virgin Money Giving to other charities

We caught up with Beth Cox (left), Community Fundraising Coordinator, and Rhianne Watson (right), Events Fundraising Coordinator, at Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to get their views on using Virgin Money Giving for their online fundraising…                 “We’ve definitely seen a boost in fundraising since using Virgin Money Giving. Last year was …

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Celebrating Virgin Money Giving in 2018

Merry Christmas from Virgin Money Giving

Wow, this year was a busy one and we couldn’t have done it without all our fantastic charities and fundraisers. Together we’ve raised millions for good causes. Plus we’ve been working hard to make fundraising even better, so that you can make an even bigger difference. Here’s some of our highlights. January We launched a brand new welcome journey for …

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All new features for November – Virgin Money Giving

Our team has been working hard all year to make your experience of using Virgin Money Giving even better. We’ve rebuilt the fundraiser and donor journeys, given our website a brand new look and feel, added Reporting BETA and started rolling out Donor Covers Fee (this will be live for all our charities over the coming weeks). And it’s not even …

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Last-minute Christmas campaign ideas

Christmas Jumpers

Haven’t yet organised your Christmas campaign? No need to panic – just take some inspiration from some of last year’s best festive campaign ideas. Christmas Jumpers for Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust Amount raised: £3,021 What’s the big idea? This campaign combined the three things we love the most about Christmas: good intentions, warm hearts and looking faintly ridiculous. The idea …

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How to make the most of #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday staff at launch event

#GivingTuesday holds the world record for the most amount of money donated online in 24 hours. Gráinne Mathews – from the Charities Aid Foundation, which leads #GivingTuesday’s UK activities – tells you how you can get involved. Starting in 2012, #GivingTuesday was created as a global day of giving, an antidote to the mass consumerism witnessed over the previous days of …

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Make the most of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Charlotte Ulett, events fundraising officer at Whizz-Kidz, talks us through what they’ve learned about making the most of the biggest fundraising event in the world. Get organised “We are a small events team which keeps us on our toes and one of our key strategies to maximise this opportunity is by getting a really good handle on our data. We …

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A video on videos: how to tell your charity’s story and make an impact

Over on our Charity Insider twitter feed, we have shared lots of examples of fantastic charity videos. We know that video is a fantastic way to tell your charity’s story; video can be emotive, impactful and it doesn’t always require a lot of budget. We decided that it was time to stop simply sharing videos and instead, talk to an …

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How to create a £1 million event with Duchenne UK

Molly Hunt, Head of Communications at Duchenne UK, explains how the Duchenne Dash went from a £200,000 event to raising over a million pounds annually for the charity in just six years, and offers her tips on how other charities can create and grow a successful event How did a bike ride become the biggest fundraising event in a charity’s …

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School of Hard Knocks: From starting out to becoming £1 million charity

School of Hard Knocks

Are you knocking on the door of starting and growing a successful charity? CEO, Ken Cowen from the School of Hard Knocks shared how they found opportunities to mature and thrive, so they can help individuals on the edge find meaning in life through rugby. We joined Ken at FSI’s ‘In Conversation’ breakfast. He shared that he didn’t intend to …

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