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21 pages tagged with Small charity:

  • All Saints and St Andrew’s Church, UK: parachuting teddy bears by SOFII Is this the world’s first teddy bear parachute jump? The basic idea is not only appealing, it was easy to organise, cost almost nothing and is easily copied.
  • Aching Arms: teddy bears member-get-member scheme by SOFII The story that was voted best of all at SOFII’s 2013 Once Upon I Wish I'd Thought of That event.
  • Advantage Africa: Christmas gift wrapping offer by SOFII Your volunteers can be powerful donors for your cause. Advantage Africa uses the simple service of offering a Christmas gift-wrapping service in a local shopping centre that raises a substantial amount of money for their work in Kenya and Uganda. This is an idea that could be adapted to raise money all over the world.
  • CDE project 23: part 1 - project 1 - 6 by The Commission on the Donor Experience 1. The use and misuse of language  2. Fundraising and vulnerability 3. Satisfaction and Commitment  4. Thank you and welcome 5. The supporter's journey 6. The use and misuse of emotion
  • CDE project 23: part 2 - project 7 - 10 by The Commission on the Donor Experience 7. Companies 8. Trusts and foundations 9. Major donors 10. Legacies
  • CDE project 23: part 3 - project 11 by The Commission on the Donor Experience 11. Communication with individual donors 11a. Mass Media 11b. Direct Mail 11c. Digital 11d. Community fundraising 11e. Telephone fundraising 11f. Face to face fundraising
  • CDE project 23: part 4 - project 12 - 17 by The Commission on the Donor Experience 12. Inspirational creativity 13. Giving choices and managing preferences 14. Getting the right people as fundraisers 15. The role of trustee boards and senior management 16. A distinctive service culture 17. Leadership
  • CDE project 23: part 5 - project 18 - 22 by The Commission on the Donor Experience 18. Supporters as advocates 19. Evidence of impact and effectiveness 20. Fundraising investment 21. Working with suppliers 22. Media relations and the public face of charities
  • CDE project 23: part 6 - list of contributors by The Commission on the Donor Experience A very special thanks to the following individuals who volunteered their time to review and present the observations and recommendations in this project. 
  • CDE project 23: small charities by The Commission on the Donor Experience This project is intended to give a starting point to allow any charity with limited resources to easily look at some of the most important parts of the output and to suggest some of the areas where charities with small or sole fundraisers might look at interpreting some of the output’s recommendations. It is not intended to replace reading and interpreting each project.
  • Creating Better Futures: ‘name the bear– every child has a name’ competition by SOFII How a tiny organisation with a turnover of only £16,000 is raising money to educate orphans in Zimbabwe.
  • F*CK CANCER: raising money for cancer research by SOFII ‘Fundraisers – your job isn’t to keep complaints down, it’s to connect with people who do care in the strongest possible way.’ So says Rob Woods in this powerful case study from this year’s IWITOT.
  • Longstowe Church, Cambridgeshire, UK: restoration appeal by Anthony Clay ‘Recession? What recession? It all goes to show that good fundraising still works, recession or not.’ How a tiny congregation in rural England raised the huge sum needed to restore their splendid church.
  • Operation Christmas Child: the shoebox appeal by SOFII This festive exhibit is a wonderful example of how one person’s idea (and a lot of help from volunteers) can really make a difference. Operation Christmas Child has maintained constant success over the past 20 years.
  • S.A.L.V.E International: motorbike May appeal by SOFII A simple idea that any small charity could do to help them share the stories of the impact they have more widely and to raise money for something that they urgently need.
  • Saint Demetrios: Greek festival by SOFII Each year St Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Seattle, USA traditional festival is run entirely by volunteers - including some excellent fundraising.
  • SOFII’s small charity showcase by Ken Burnett The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) helps small charities by sharing knowledge, expertise and experience. Upwards of 1,500 charities are helped each year, not one of them with a turnover above £1.5 million and most raising considerably less. SOFII believes we should celebrate small charities more than we do so, together with FSI, has started this showcase with the aim of levelling the playing field, or even to get the ground sloping just a little in the small charity’s direction.
  • Southend Hospital: bosom pals appeal by SOFII Feeing like all the fun’s gone out of your fundraising? Worried that your supporters may not be biting your arm off to undertake another gruelling run to raise money? This exhibit shows how smaller charities can inspire people to join their cause with little more than some imaginative ideas.
  • Steel Yard: ‘fund a day’ appeal by SOFII Every now and then we see great fundraising ideas that can be easily adapted and adopted by other nonprofit organisations, particularly smaller ones. This example is particularly useful as it shows a small organisation raising money imaginatively to cover its general running costs.
  • The National Autistic Society: borrowed ideas can be free and effective by Carolyne Coupel Carolyne Coupel of The National Autistic Society in the UK has a very small budget, but it’s not a problem because, as she says, she has SOFII, where she finds her ideas.
  • Wood Green Animal Shelters: hungry mouths SMS Christmas campaign by SOFII The fundraising team at Wood Green Animal Shelters decided to be brave and try something new in their Christmas campaign – and it paid off. Their successful SMS campaign resulted in new donors and new gifts.