Donating to Charity

How To Choose a Charity To Give Back To This Christmas

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

Whether you're inspired to wear a Christmas jumper, take part in a charity bake off, buy charity Christmas cards, give your time to help the homeless,...

Support Refuge's Wish Of Giving A Gift To All Women And Children Fleeing Domestic Violence This Christmas

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Horley CBE

The wishes made by the women and children Refuge supports are quite different. Women might wish they could wake up safe in their own home. Children might wish they didn't have to leave their school, their friends or their beloved pet to go into a refuge; or that their mum would stop blaming herself for the abuse she has experienced.

Time For Some Good News

Kim Roberts | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Kim Roberts

As we approach the end of 2016 and we begin to look back over the past twelve months, it can certainly feel like this year's been a particularly tough one.

How To Help The Homeless In London This Christmas

Charlotte Long | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Long

giving back.jpg Rough sleeping, as with homelessness in general, is a particular problem in London. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) database 8,096 people slept rough at some point in London during 2015/16, an increase of 7% compared to 2014/15.

Give A Little Extra This Christmas

Emma Campbell | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

giving back.jpg This Christmas, instead of buying those extra gifts for yourself, why not put your money towards improving the lives of these vulnerable people? Here are a list of five charities in need of your help this Christmas.

Why The Charity Sector Needs To Innovate - And Fast

Ollie Boesen | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Ollie Boesen

You'd have to have been hiding in a fairly deep hole to have missed everything that's gone on this year. 2016 has seen significant tension surface in a number of western countries, and the political drama that has unfolded has been of the sort usually reserved for history books and Hollywood.

Second-Hand Donating, Buying, Selling - What It Can Say About You

Karin Sieger | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

When I saw my old clothes in the second-hand charity shop my heart cried. Old memories and feelings started flooding back, and I even felt disloyal. ...

Why Should We Give Strangers Our Money?

Georga Cottle | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Georga Cottle

So in the words of Ronald Reagan 'We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone'. This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure yet for Molly and I, and I can't wait to see it develop.

Providing Funded Training For Small Charities

Vicki Dawson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Vicki Dawson

Funding is a real issue at the moment for charities. It has always been a challenge to raise money in order to support charitable aims and objectives,...

Changing the Way We Fundraise

Devi Clark | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK
Devi Clark

"I used to work for the Cats Protection League," said Mark Salway, leaning back in his chair with a smile. "The fundraising team ran a big campaign to raise money for a cat called Scrunchy, which did well. But, I pointed out to them, that this 'restricted funding' could only be used for a cat called Scrunchy, or we'd be breaking the law!

Going the Extra Mile: Rethink Mental Illness's Commitment to Their Supporters

Philippa Lowe | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Philippa Lowe

We're a very generous nation and most of us give money and support to causes we really believe in. But so much mail and email these days is unsolicited and unwanted. I know I'm not alone in finding it really annoying to be bombarded with requests for money or action by organisations which are not of my choosing.

Travelling Abroad for Voluntary Work in the World's Poorest Places? Then You Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

Matthew Smith | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Matthew Smith

Next time you or someone you know suggests taking one of these trips remember that it is really about the fulfilment of the volunteers themselves, the companies who make a profit and not the host nations. Going on a trip like this is one of the most selfish and damaging things you can do.

The Benefits of Building Product Giving into your Operations

Robin Boles | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

It's Responsible Business Week and a perfect opportunity to reflect on the growth of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. CSR policies ha...

The Most Amazing Woman in the World

Luke Cameron | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Throughout my Nicest Job journey I have met some incredible people - but one of those people stick out more than all the others. This week I am going to tell you about Maria.

Giving Is Not About Being 'Selfless'

Ben Eyre | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Eyre

I want to challenge conventional wisdom that suggests giving is an antidote to consumerism. Not because I want to knock giving, but because my experience of conducting anthropological research into philanthropy suggests we can better understand it by not viewing it as the polar opposite of consumer activity.

The Five Worst Charity Names

Stuart Laws | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

A disclaimer here, which is, I hope obvious, but should be clarified. I'm not criticising the work of these charities, or the people that work for them, they're doing good work (I assume) and they're good people (I assume).

Let's Celebrate Britain's Generosity This #GivingTuesday

John Low | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
John Low

So, if you haven't already, why not think about making a small commitment to give your time, your voice, or even your money to back a good cause too?

The Alternative Guide to Getting Ahead

Craig Butler | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

Your 20th year should be an exciting one; a time when you stand on your own two feet after university and start to build your career while enjoying the freedom of being young and carefree. But the sad truth is that today, 1 in 6 young people in the UK are struggling to find work, education or training.

Shouldn't We Be Celebrating Success? - An Open Letter About the Charity Sector

Luke Cameron | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Luke Cameron

So instead of spending our time hating these organisations we should be using it to try and help them. Grow, develop and move forward in to modern world. Because one day, at some point in your life you may just need that very charity that you once tweeted abuse to from something you read online; because you didn't understand what they did.

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

This Guy Climbed To The Top Of The Gherkin In Just 4 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

Hundreds of people have climbed to the top of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers in aid of a national children's charity. The NSPCC held the f...

Young Brits Set Out To Raise £1k For Refugees.. End Up With More Than £130k, And Counting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

A group of young Brits who set out to raise just enough money to deliver small donations of food and clothes to those living in migrant camps at Calai...

Microfinancing: The Best Option for a Hand Up Out of Poverty

Peter Ryan | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Peter Ryan

Women make up 50 percent of the world's population, yet they only hold one percent of the economic capital, which means many are the main victims of global poverty. Despite some fantastic advances in recent years, Malawi is just one country where women are poorest.

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

A Reluctant Giver's Guide to Giving

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

The horrific scenes in Nepal and further afield following last weekend's huge earthquake have been hard to avoid. I'm sure most people will have had the conversation that goes something like "oh, isn't it horrible, if only there was something we could do to help". And then forgotten about it. But there is something you can do.