Charity Insider

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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Meningitis Now: How we reinvigorated our fundraising event

Meningitis Now Toddle Waddle

At a recent FSI ‘In Conversation’ breakfast about “future proofing” charity fundraising, Beth Bottrill Meningitis Now Director of Fundraising was able to share some valuable insight. She talks to us about the lessons her team have learned while reinvigorating one of their most popular fundraising events. Here’s what Beth had to say. You need to look for problems The Toddle …

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Charity data and GDPR: The secret to successfully managing your data

    We know, you’ve heard nothing but those four letters since May; GDPR. Well with the new data protection regulation that came into force on 25 May impacting the way charities process their supporter data, we sat down with Shah Zaman Baig, Virgin Money’s Data Protection Officer, to demystify GDPR and share his expertise on keeping things simple. How …

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The secret to having your charity covered by the media

Tim Arthur, former Managing Director of the homeless charity Cardboard Citizens, is a man who knows how to get the word out in the media. Before taking on his current role as Creative Director of Virgin Money, he worked as CEO of media company Time Out. Tim talks to Charity Insider about the benefits of breaking barriers and getting into …

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