Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK. As Corry and Streets state – grant makers’ […]
Work Area: Funding
As the snap 8 June 2017 election draws near, and with Brexit front of mind, the recently published main party manifestos are perhaps not surprisingly light on content about the potential for the charity sector to offer solutions, despite the importance of charities to the economy and job creation.
One thing that has grabbed my attention since I started working in the charity sector four years ago is the lack of understanding at Board level about the importance of fundraising. Yes, there are thousands of charities out there whose success is admired across the world, but there are also organisations whose own Trustees don’t seem […]
The Transform Foundation has just announced its 2017 Charity Website Grants Programme, giving £18,000 to charities to redevelop their websites. The programme was designed to “help charities achieve best practice with their digital presence in order to optimise the online experience for supporters, service users and other stakeholders.” The fund is open to smaller charities […]
The £50m #iwill Fund was recently set up by Step Up to Serve and was made available in November 2016, with the aim to get 60% of 10-20 year olds involved in social action by 2020. This Seed Fund gives grants to create activities that will “transform the culture of community engagement”.1 Originally, £40m was provided […]
The Garden Bridge project has promised Londoners the luxury of a beautiful green space, filled with luscious trees and plants stretching 367 meters across the Thames.1 The bridge is currently estimated to cost £185m, and many questions surround its funding (via The Garden Bridge Trust). £60m of its cost is to be publicly funded, and £125m […]
A recent report by Nesta seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. The research surveyed more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs on their perceptions, awareness and usage of crowdfunding.1 Crowdfunding projects can be hugely popular, giving power to the people. Even apparently niche campaigns, such as a […]
The recent Charity Commission Report into public trust and confidence in charities has shown that the overall level of trust and confidence that the public has in charities has fallen to the lowest level since the report began in 2005, a decrease from 6.7 to 5.7 out of 10.
So what can charities do through their fundraising methods to increase public engagement and confidence?