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Fundraising in the wake of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Posted on 20 March 2020

Fundraising and Coronavirus

 

Mitigating the impact on your charity’s voluntary income when all else is chaos

 

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is set to have a serious and unprecedented impact on the charity sector – and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

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London Grant Funding for Charities

London Grant Funding – Top 10 Trust and Foundation Grant Opportunities

Posted on 07 February 2020

Top 10 Grant Opportunities for Charities in London

 

We have put together a list of our favourite London grant funding opportunities for charities working in London. Take a look and see if your Charity could benefit.

Total grant-making through different kinds of charitable trusts and foundations has been estimated at £6.5 billion in the UK. This figure demonstrates the huge value of trusts and foundations as a vehicle for supporting social good (Foundation Giving Trends, 2018).

According to the Charity Commission (2020) there are 6040 registered charities in London; the largest concentration of charities in the UK. We have therefore sent our team on a mission to find the best grant opportunities for you in 2020. From that, we present you a list of some of the top funding opportunities in London right now.

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Grant Fundraising - Bid Writing Tips

Grant Fundraising – 12 Top Bid Writing Tips

Posted on 09 October 2019

Our top Bid Writing tips for successful Grant Fundraising

 

Grant fundraising has become increasingly competitive in recent years, so our consultants have shared some of their top bid writing tips that will help your bids stick out from the crowd.

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Grant Funder Research

Grant Funding Prospect Research – How to guide

Posted on 29 May 2019

How to find grant funding

 

Finding trusts, foundations and other grant funding opportunities for your charity can be tricky. In this guide we walk you through approaches that can fire up your fundraising through better grant funding prospect research.

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Fundraising Consultants Fees

Posted on 05 October 2018

How do fundraising consultants charge?

This is one of the first questions that many charities ask us. So, in this article we will briefly set out how fundraising consultants fees normally work.

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Fundraising Strategy

How to Develop a Fundraising Strategy

Posted on 04 April 2018

Great fundraising starts with a great fundraising strategy!

 

If you aren’t targeting the right funding avenues with your current fundraising strategy then you’re wasting your resources. If you don’t have targets, you can’t measure your progress. If your team doesn’t have direction they won’t achieve their potential, or worse, they’ll leave. So, having a great fundraising strategy is crucial but how do you go about developing a strategy that will work and that you can implement?

There are many different ways to develop a fundraising strategy. It needs to be appropriate to the nature of your charity and proportionate to its size. It also needs to meet the objective –achieving existing funding needs, organisational growth to increase impact, or maybe a specific major project goal.

When we are developing a strategy for a client we take all this into account in planning our methodology. However, we wanted to make the following guide useful for as many charities as possible, so we are going to set out a general practical approach which should be appropriate for most established charities with a track record of fundraising who are seeking organisational growth.

Follow these steps and you’ll be on the right path to developing the strategy that your organisation needs and deserves!

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