Here are six of the fundraising events taking place during the month of October, from a feast in the dark for Fight for Sight, to Oxfam’s music festival, and the newly launched #BeBraveWithMe from Royal British Legion Industries.
Organisations that regulate fundraising need to move away from a ‘consumer protection ethos’ to ensure that charities can be more accountable to their beneficiaries, fundraising think tank Rogare has said in its evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities enquiry.
This week sees the publication of NCVO’s long awaited report, Charities’ relationships with donors: a vision of a better future. We welcome its publication, particularly its sensible focus on ‘consent’, its mission to deliver the single objective stated on its cover, ‘…recommendations on how to enable donors to give consent’ and the confirmation that, for the time being at least, charities will not be obliged to follow a system of securing consent via ‘opt-in’.
The shortlist for the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) National Fundraising Awards has been announced. The awards are now in their 24th year, and function as a showcase of fundraising excellence and achievements over the past 12 months.
You don’t always have to come up with the next ‘big idea’. It’s ok to take a classic event and put your own twist on it. Here are some of the instaGiv team favourites. Hopefully they help get your creative juices flowing.
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More and more charities are recognising the benefit of running a competition as part of their fundraising initiatives. Lotteries and competitions are subject to very strict regulations and this has historically dissuaded some charities from using them to fundraise. Click below to find out more.
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Organised by Volac, which is the agent for the wrap in the UK, the campaign ran for the first time last year, and raised £10,000. Each roll of the pink wrap sold to farmers resulted in a £3 donation to the charity, with Volac, film manufacturer Trioplast, and the farmer each contributing £1.
In the past 25 years, the game changers in fundraising have come about through legislative or technological changes; a change in the law or regulations allowed charities to fundraise on TV, make all donations potentially tax effective and enable direct debits to be set up over the phone.
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