UK Fundraising

This Archers Plotline Inspired People To Give Thousands To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A donations page setup on behalf of a fictional character from the world's longest-running radio soap opera has raised over £11,000 for a domestic vi...

Running Home From Rome

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

In October 2014, I started attending Project Awesome workouts at the crack of dawn, run by Danny Bent. Shortly after I joined, a guy called Dave joine...

One Of Alan Rickman's Final Acts Is Helping Refugees With Just One Click

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One of stage and screen legend Alan Rickman's final performances was to voice an innovative charity video that helps fundraise through views on YouTub...

2016: The Year Fundraising Must Change Forever

Ben Carter | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Ben Carter

Last year was an annus horribilis for many fundraisers. The perfect storm of media criticism, regulatory changes and public disquiet were intensely challenging for charities - but this now presents us with a once in a generation opportunity to radically remake the fundraising sector.

If Charities Are to Thrive in 2016 Listening to Supporters Will Be Vital

John Low | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
John Low

In 2015 charities were put under greater scrutiny - and attack - than in recent memory. Under such circumstances it would be easy to be gloomy, even to fear that charities are facing an existential threat.

Britain's Celebrated Care Sector Can't Run on Praise Alone

Clare Periton | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Clare Periton

I am well aware, of course, that hospices are by no means alone in excelling in their field. The charity sector as a whole consistently provides world class, specialist support across a range of areas and increasingly fills the gaps of previously State commissioned services.

Students Raised $6k For Starbucks Worker To Say Thank You For Her Constant Support

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Kentucky have raised more than $6,000 this Christmas for a woman who works in the Starbucks on campus. Almost 600 pe...

Inspirational Boy, 9, Recreates Famous FIlm Scenes To Fundraise For Cancer Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy has painstakingly recreated famous film scenes in return for donations to a cancer charity. Jack Churchman from Perth, Australi...

We Need to Completely Rethink the Way We Give to Charity

Philip Ellis | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Already in Britain, eight out of 10 people have participated in some kind of charitable giving this year, and it is estimated that the UK will have donated more than £10.6billion to charity by the end of 2015. But how many of us know with any real certainty where our money is going, or how many people will actually see the benefit?

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!

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

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 ...