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Day 11: Why do people give?

For any charity trying to raise money, understanding what motivates people to give is pretty useful.  However, people’s motivations can be complex.  Here are a few of the most important reasons why people donate: They are affected personally by the cause (think heart disease or cancer) They are thankful that they aren’t affected by the […]

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Day 9: Apply for a Google Grant

You may not have heard of it, but Google Ad Grants is the non-profit edition of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool. As part of its nonprofit programme, Google gives eligible charities $10,000 (£5,800) a month to spend on AdWords, Google’s pay-per-click advertising system. Not only that, if you spend at least $9,500 (£5,545) in two months of the previous 12 […]

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Day 6: Make the most of social media

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn are just some of the tools that can help you promote your charity and send messages to volunteers about how they can help. It’s easy, quick, free and the message can be spread fast to different audiences. Social media is about building a long-term relationship with your supporters, and this […]

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Day 3: Fundraising requires skills and expertise

If you think that anybody can fundraise you are mistaken.  Fundraising takes skills and hard work; the best fundraisers can make a huge difference to the fortunes of your charity.  Appoint a smart, fast-learning team and offer them plenty of training and support.  Bear in mind that it’s important to hire a fundraiser to raise […]

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