Community & Events Fundraising
Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips on community and events fundraising for charities.
As charities come under increasing pressure to demonstrate their eco-credentials, how are the sector’s financial engines converting to greener, cleaner fuel?
After it was announced that the 2022 London Marathon will be postponed, Rebecca Cooney finds out why some charities are hitting the wall with the iconic event
As totals raised by telethons continue to fall, what can charities learn from an online fundraiser in 2017?
How a small, local charity’s urgent crowdfunding appeal captured the public imagination – and secured its future. Photographs by Colin Stout
Community share offers could provide a financial boost to charities looking to diversify, and connect them with local supporters and initiatives
After Covid-19 disrupted the 2020 London Marathon, thousands of charity fundraisers raced solo for the causes that matter to them. Third Sector met four people going the distance
The Poppy Appeal has been running since 1921 and is a cornerstone of the legion’s income. Rebecca Cooney finds out how the charity plans to tackle its 2020 appeal
As the impact of the coronavirus makes fundraising increasingly difficult, charities should be asking what they can do for their donors, Rebecca Cooney hears
The retail sector as a whole is struggling. Yet many charity shops are not only surviving, but growing their income. PJ White finds out what it takes to succeed
Third Sector's annual Donating Trends survey finds few people are signing up to the Fundraising Preference Service, there is work to do on public trust, but a refreshingly high number of people still give, writes Rebecca Cooney
With a number of charities moving away from the traditional gala offering, some say this technique has had its day. Susannah Birkwood reports
At a time when methods such as telephone fundraising and direct mail are getting less popular, the sector can't seem to get enough of mass-participation events. Susannah Birkwood reports
Health charities have battled it out with rival efforts to promote alcohol abstinence. Susannah Birkwood reports
The chief executive of the red nose charity talks to Tim Smedley about its history, its methods and getting through a recent scandal
Beeline Britain is a fundraising expedition project that completed the first-ever straight-line journey between Land's End and John O' Groats to raise money for Blesma, the charity for wounded and limbless veterans
The property management firm has set each of its 500 members of staff the goal of raising £175 in one year for organisations supporting children with terminal illnesses
The outgoing chief executive of Locality talks to Andy Hillier about the future of localism and the capacity of communities to solve their own problems
The West Midlands charities raised £30,000 by holding a motorcycle ride and a festival
The grant-maker funds diverse projects across education, health, employment and social inclusion with sums of up to £60,000
Maintaining a tidy donor database and getting the tone right in communications can keep first-time fundraisers interested in a charity, writes Mark Roy
We look at how the lifeboat charity launched the first-ever street collection for a charitable cause in 1891
The concept is going through a renaissance thanks to Movember and Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon. Our columnist offers his advice on making your awareness day a success
The cancer charity's national coffee mornings are a simple idea, but have raised more than £95m so far
Peter Gotham, a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, explains the steps charities can take to avoid being left out of pocket
Awarded to an innovative fundraising event that achieved or exceeded its targets
The Hodgson review was deeply critical of confusion and duplication in the way fundraising complaints are dealt with. Jenna Pudelek examines how the three main bodies have responded and hears from the four key figures
The Fundraising Standards Board's annual complaints report highlights persistent problems and new developments. Stephen Cook looks at direct mail and telephone calls and Jenna Pudelek reports on challenge events and email fundraising
The children's charity and the charity funding the endangered Asian Elephant staged the largest ever Easter egg hunt
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