UK Fundraising

United to Defeat the World's Deadliest Pest

James Whiting | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
James Whiting

It's true what they say, there is strength in numbers. And we are committed to building a network of malaria champions with business leaders, philanthropists, innovators, decision makers and governments to combine efforts and win the battle against malaria once and for all.

Remember, Remember, It's Time for Movember!

Νικόλας Μακαρέζος | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Νικόλας Μακαρέζος

So it's this time of the year again, when the leaves fall, the humid wind is dominating the atmosphere and a sweet melancholy penetrates our minds. Bu...

The Big Christmas Boycott

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The commercialisation of Christmas is one of the biggest swindles of our time. The holiday is supposed to be about giving to those in need, and about cherishing what we have, more importantly who we have.

Gain Strength From Fear

Kate Elliott | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I can't decide if Timehop and Facebook memories are helpful and motivating or really difficult at the moment. I've been faced with daily reminders of ...

Hope - Little Word; Big Aspirations

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Are you travelling hopefully or hopelessly? Is your idea of hope getting a seat on the train home or securing a loan? Hope is a very small word with a very big remit of possibilities. For everyone, everywhere it means something different and that 'different' can change every minute of every day.

Why Doing Things Differently Can Be Fruitful in Fundraising

Peter Ryan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Peter Ryan

To those charities looking to reach new audiences and find ways to raise crucial funds I have one recommendation - "Do things differently, you never know how successful it may be!"

Attracting a Diverse Workforce - What Do We Need to Consider in Arts Fundraising?

Michelle Wright | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Like the rest of the charitable sector, the arts is struggling to reflect the UK's broader diversity. Arts Council England (ACE) estimates that just 9% of permanent staff in its National Portfolio Organisations and major museums are from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. But in our fundraising teams, it seems that attracting a diverse workforce might be even more challenging.

Fundraising - It's Not ALL About the Money!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I am here to say that ANY amount is ENOUGH and that is why I have started a campaign called #pledgeapenny4pnd which means that whatever you want to pledge, whatever the amount of pennies you are able to part with, that you are making a difference and that your pledge and the thought and generosity behind it are more than ENOUGH!

Please Sir, I Want Some More: The Secret Life of a Charity Chugger

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

"I was determined to quit. After knocking on my 80th door that day, I'd had enough. Ironically, I got fired before I had the chance." The fundrai...

Woman Hopes To Raise £3,000 For Baby Donald Who Died After Family Became Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Strangers are raising money to pay for the funeral costs of a baby who died after his family became homeless. In July the boy's parents, whose name...

Walk4 a World Without Domestic Violence

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

On Sunday, each person had their own reason for walking. I walked4 the women killed by their partner and the grieving families left behind. I walked4 funds to ensure all those who experience violence and abuse get the support they need. And, I walked4 a future where it is domestic violence that is unthinkable, not talking about it.

Seeing What We Don't Want to See

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Bjørn Ihler

Last week pictures of three year old Aylan laying face down, dead on a beach here in turkey hit the news. To us europeans the picture was an eye-opener. A reminder of the gruesome reality, the painful fact that children knocking on our doors, asking for our help, die in an attempt to reach a better future...

No Child Born to Die

Leigh Kendall | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

I would love to fix the world. Let no child be born to die. Let no human being suffer. Sometimes the scale of destruction in the world can feel so overwhelming we can wonder what a difference our actions can possibly make.

Charities Must Show We Can Be Trusted With Personal Data

John Low | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
John Low

It has not been a good summer for charities. Questionable fundraising practices have dominated newspaper front pages, raising very serious questions a...

Can the Arts Afford to Ignore Gift Aid? It's Time for Collective Action

Michelle Wright | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

As we prepare for the November Spending review and the DCMS prepares to model for up to an additional 40% in funding cuts, the publically funded arts ...

Warwick University Rowers Rock The Boat With Their New 2016 Naked Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Liam Marchant | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Members of the Warwick University rowing club have rocked the boat yet again with the release of a brand new naked calendar. Hoping to fund their ...

10-Year-Old Raises £50k For Charity Just By Busking

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

A ten-year-old violinist has hit her fundraising target of £50,000 for a children's charity just through busking. Madison Glinski reached the high...

My Life With a Genetic Disorder

Millie Hawes | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Hawes

I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which basically means I have exceptionally weak muscles all over, so I can't walk, am totally dependent on an electric wheelchair and need 24 hour care support to live independently, but I don't want to be seen as anyone special and I'm certainly not looking for sympathy.

Is Greater Accountability the Answer?

Kate Elliott | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

With this weeks announced closure of 'Kids Company', I'm left wondering what can be put in place to help prevent harm to vulnerable young people when ...

How Charities Are Using Data to Make Big Changes

Carlos Miranda | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech
Carlos Miranda

Blindly investing time and money into adopting these new technologies can be just as risky as not investing in them at all. There's no one-size-fits-all model, and charities should not be making these difficult decisions in the dark. So how can charities know which changes to make to ensure digital fundraising success for their organisations?

A Challenge for Modern Charities

Mark Flannagan | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

I hope that a year from now we will look back on this period as a turning point. As a time when our sector met the challenge raised by some bad practices by rooting them out. I hope that future polling will show that the public appreciates our response and that trust and confidence is on the rise.

Ashamed to Be a Fundraiser - Let's Hold Up a Mirror to the Fundraising Profession

Michelle Wright | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Let's hope that this terrible press for fundraising has a genuinely good legacy and that in the charitable business we do hold up a mirror and start to see some change. Olive Cooke needs to be remembered, and that's for sure....

What 57 Seconds of Shaking Left Behind - A Visit to Nepal

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Standing in Chautara village, I got a 360 degree view of rubble-lined streets, buildings that had been yanked from their foundations and homes teetering off the hilltops. This is the true scale of devastation left by the Nepal earthquake.

Toddler With Extreme Fear Of Eating Can Only Be Fed Via Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of a toddler who has such an extreme fear of eating that she can only be fed through a tube, are fundraising to get their daughter life ch...

Cyclist To Tackle Tour De France On A Chopper (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Sims isn't your average Tour de France contender and that's mainly due to his vehicle of choice. You see, Sims won't be riding the 2,087 mile ...