Fundraising

LOOK: Tony The Fridge Calls It A Day After Double Marathon Effort

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

A charity runner has completed back-to-back London Marathons while carrying a fridge. Tony Phoenix-Morrison, known as Tony the Fridge, ran the cour...

Next Time You Find Yourself Staring at the Night Sky, Remember Those of Us Who Can't Enjoy It

Joe Churcher | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Joe Churcher

So why go to the Sahara at all? Simple - to help find a way to halt this infuriating disease in its tracks by raising money for research into finding a cure or at least a treatment to slow its progress. Defying varying degrees of sight loss right up to almost total darkness, a group of us are trying to trek 100km across the Moroccan desert in aid of RP Fighting Blindness.

What #nomakeupselfie Meant to Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Baroness Delyth Morgan

In a world where everyone is so busy and constantly on the go, it's very rare that we get to stop and think about the things that are important to us. Last week, it was refreshing to see a campaign which cut through the noise and saw people come together to take action for a very worthy cause.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

#NoMakeUpSelfie Update

Lucy Roberts | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

There's no way to avoid technology on a day to day basis, so is there an issue with utilising this online access to the world wide public? It opens up another avenue for individuals to become lazy, but also, it's a great source of widening people's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and bringing major issues to light.

Medical Research Is Not Funded By Selfies

Emma Watts | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

My facebook timeline was flooded with selfies this morning. Bare-faced, no-filter (ahem) selfies, posted by friends in the name of cancer awareness and asking others to do the same. In my usual bleary-eyed, early morning confusion I couldn't understand why, on a social networking site where most of us scroll mindlessly through the interminable selfies of the people on our friends list every single day, another selfie would help cure cancer.

Small Babies, Big Lives; The Charity Helping the NHS Save Lives

Hannah Gal | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Harriet Laura Amy Leah was born at 37 weeks on 16th November 2012 by c-section. "She was laying very awkwardly" explains her mum Zena, "doing the splits and her cord was presenting, had my waters gone the cord would have been the first thing out and she would have most probably suffocated"

A Social Taboo Uncovered

Alex Geraghty | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Geraghty

An intensive course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with strong support from a close network of family and friends has helped me regain control of my life. It is clear now that if it were not for the persistent efforts of others, I would not be where I am today.

London Marathon - Finding Your Charity Fundraising Stress-Raising?

Jack Wilson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Even though I work for a charity, I am rubbish at asking for money. Sometimes I feel more apprehensive about the fundraising than the actual training. Like most Brits, I have a deeply ingrained irrational fear of 'bothering' anyone. Yes it is a challenge and yes it can be hard work but I have to keep reminding myself that it's so worth it in the end.

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

Kate Leaver | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

We're talking about actual human beings existing in the twilight of grief and primal fear that comes with cancer. And if a lung, bowel, or pancreatic cancer patient feels, in that horrific state of mind, that it'd be easier to have a more socially acceptable cancer like breast cancer... We can't judge that. What are we doing, policing the private fears of terminally ill people now?

Walk In Her Shoes: How YOU Can Make A Difference On International Women's Day 2014

Chenice Clarke | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

8 March marks International Women's Day. A day where women, and men, worldwide come together in a bid to work towards equality. To ensure women are given the same opportunities as men, to ensure women earn as much as men, and to ensure laws change as well as attitudes in society.

Street Collections to Slacktivism, a Conversation With Ben Carter of Response One

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Hannah Gal

Times of austerity and highly savvy consumers mean challenging times for charities. In order to keep existing supporters and attract new ones, charities need a sound understanding of customers' buying behaviour, attitudes and habits. This is where Response One comes in.

Why Don't UK Students Want to Donate?

Megan Hughes | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

There does seem to be some force behind the general conviction that donations should be made by those with a wage, not those with a student loan. Apart from in the case of students struggling to make ends meets, this reasoning appears disturbingly analogous with simply passing the buck.

Mango Tree Home, Hope Born From Horror

Bob Craft | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Bob Craft

Ironically, the day the earthquake hit, I was in Washington DC hosting the quarterly Crisis Management Meeting for a large American NGO I consult for. My memories of the earthquake that destroyed Haiti four years ago are more vivid than the many war zones I served in during my time with the SAS...

How Charities, for the Best of Motives, Add to the Stigma That Burdens Their Clients

Andy Winter | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Andy Winter

Christmas is a time that many charities make appeals for donations from their supporters. It is a lucrative time to do so, and provides much needed income that is spent throughout the year, not just at Christmas.

Charity Leaders Must Lead

John Tizard | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
John Tizard

Many organisations in the sector are already using modern technology and social media to connect and develop new relations with funders, volunteers, beneficiaries and supporters. More will have to do so. Leaders will need to drive this development.

Let's Talk About Content

Carlos Miranda | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

While there is no secret formula to creating engaging social media content, the best examples of content have two things in common: the content is original and it has been distributed in the right way to the right people.

Bradley Wiggins Makes Terrible Joke At Abuse Fundraiser

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins shocked diners at a fundraising dinner for child abuse victims as he joked that the auctioneer should "suck me off". Abuse vict...

A World First Event for Mental Health Awareness, Live on YouTube - Will You Be Watching?

Rebecca Walton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

Everyone says that we should talk about mental health more, it's what campaigns such as Time to Talk (by Time to Change) are all about. So, that's exactly what mental health support and awareness group, Minds Like Ours, is going to do...for a whole 24 hours.

Cycling Around Madagascar

Jeff Brazier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Setting off on my third fundraising cycling trip for Norwood wasn't a hard choice. One year previously I had embarked into the unknown with a group of strangers to Sri Lanka and had come back a changed person. It was only natural that in my often hectic world full of responsibility I would want to immerse myself in another culture...

Not Many Dead - But Millions Are In Need

Colin Kemp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Colin Kemp

Cyclone Phailin was the biggest storm to hit India in 14 years. It affected 14 million people and left more than one million homeless, causing destruc...

Tough Times At Oxfam

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Oxfam will close down operations in several countries, and slash 125 posts in the UK in an efficiency drive, after a fall in fundraising. Oxfam wil...

"Do Do Do"... Doing the Conga to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Care

Judy Blunt | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Blunt

Over the years I have taken part in some interesting things for Breast Cancer Care. I have shaken buckets in shopping centres, collected enormous cheques, talked to women about their breast cancer experiences and helped out at courses.

Climbing the World

Outdoorbuzz.net | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Outdoorbuzz.net

OutdoorBuzz is always keen to find out about new challenges being undertaken by inspirational men and women taking part in outdoor adventure sports. One such woman is professional climber Paige Claassen - who is changing the face of her sport with her exceptional global rock climbing tour called Lead Now.

Trust and Philanthropy

Carlos Miranda | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Earlier this month, the Stars Foundation - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Charities Aid Foundation, GlobalGiving UK, the Pea...