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Charities receiving increased donations during pandemic as generosity rises

The lockdown has meant that charitable events and fundraisers have had to be cancelled, leaving many charities looking at a large loss in income. However, as a result of the situation and public awareness, the public has been more generous than ever by supporting causes both close to their heart and those that have appealed…

The 2.6 Challenge: the Ruth Strauss Foundation raises £1,200 through DONATE text giving

The 2.6 Challenge is a brilliant initiative from the people behind the Virgin Money London Marathon, it gives those charities who would ordinarily raise money via the Marathon a set of tools to use that doesn’t require physically being together. But for charities who don’t normally use challenges, such as races or walks as a…

How Religious Giving Can Be Observed During Lockdown

Many faiths see charitable giving as a religious obligation to do what is just and give to those who are in need. Judaism, Islam and Christianity see particular events such as Passover, Ramadan and Christmas as opportunities to support those less fortunate and help those who need it most. These calendar events are opportunities to…

Charity Jobs to do this April

This April truly is like no other. With all of us changing fundraising plans to adapt to the current climate, we look to this month and to spring for inspiration; the perfect time for an admin spring clean. So, this month why not use the time we have spare to have a tidy up of…

Taking a look at Natural England this Earth Day

This year, Earth Day is marking 50 years of environmental action and education. Celebrated every year on April 22nd, Earth Day began as a way to give a voice to individuals and to hold those in power accountable for their actions. This year, the theme for Earth Day is climate action, but the options available…

How to keep calm and carry on fundraising despite these extraordinary times

The lockdown has meant that many charities are suffering from lower income through reduced casual donations, fundraising events and traditional face-to-face collection methods due to the following of government guidelines. We know it’s a stressful time for smaller and community based charities which is why we’ve been thinking about ways to keep both motivation and cash…

Charities rising to the digital challenge due to Coronavirus

Charities up and down the country have been looking to digital fundraising as a means of raising both project and core funding during these uncertain and unprecedented times. With events cancelled and volunteers staying at home, many charities are facing a black hole in fundraising. Now is the time to accelerate digital fundraising to bring…

Top tips to keep your kids entertained during lockdown

Running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained during lockdown – and now the Easter holidays too?!  If you’re involved with your school’s PTA then maybe you could suggest some ideas for parents to keep children busy and some may also double up as fundraisers; DONATE, the UK’s charity fundraising platform provides easy routes…