Using Google AdGrants: getting the most out of your free $10k

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2018 16:32 BST

The Google search results page is often the first step of research for a new service user, volunteer or donor. This makes Google AdGrants an essential acquisition tool for many small charities. This Small Charity Week, Kayley Dempsey of Seedling Digital suggests how you can make the most out of your AdGrants budget.

​Why brand guidelines are essential for your small charity, and how to make them work effectively

Blog posts   •   Jun 23, 2018 09:00 BST

There’s a strong likelihood that volunteers and staff alike across your organisation will be engaging with funders, donors and service users using your brand, and it’s not always feasible to get sight of every outgoing message or poster your team will create.

Why the BMA Foundation are getting involved in Small Charity Week

Blog posts   •   Jun 20, 2018 11:01 BST

The BMA Foundation is keen to get involved and support small charity week because we firmly believe that being a small charity has many advantages. The Foundation provides seed funding to doctors and research scientists trying to get their foot on the research ladder. We are unique in this respect and are able to make a positive impact on the careers of young academics.

​We Knew Size Mattered: Now Our New Independent Research Proves It

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2018 10:27 BST

Over the last 18 months, researchers have immersed themselves in four local communities - Ealing, Bassetlaw, Salford and Wrexham to carry-out in-depth studies of small and medium-sized charities, those with an income of £10,000 - £1m, helping local people facing a range of social issues.

Bath Medical Museum

Blog posts   •   Jun 15, 2018 10:43 BST

I started helping Bath Medical Museum with their social media in December 2017. We are all volunteers and, as live in London, I support the museum remotely through coordinating their online presence. Because I am not on the ground I rely on the other volunteers to send over interesting pictures, feedback and news to keep our feeds interesting and full of content.

Making your current website work harder for your charity

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2018 10:40 BST

At the heart of most small charity websites is a desire to raise awareness of the charity’s work, raise funds through donations or funding and demonstrate impact. A good website will help your charity do all of these things.

The Importance of Good Career Guidance

Blog posts   •   Jun 13, 2018 15:31 BST

It’s critical that young people raise their aspirations, capitalise on the opportunities available to them and are exposed to the career paths they can access. Motivated by this, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation have studied successful schools globally and developed 8 benchmarks for successful careers guidance in schools

Talent management in the charity sector – Five ways to get it right

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2018 14:56 BST

In team meetings at the Royal Academy of Music these days, our discussions turn more and more frequently to talent management. What roles do we need to fill? Are the salaries we’re offering competitive within the sector? What can we showcase that makes us as attractive an employer as the mega-charities?

Online visibility: where do you start?

Blog posts   •   Jun 08, 2018 15:57 BST

Online marketing presents you with thousands of available tactics, of which this article presents just a few. Stay focused on your core objectives and strategy, and let that guide you in where to invest your efforts in your online marketing planning.

The Challenges of Small Charity Trustee Recruitment

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2018 11:02 BST

As a small charity we rely on our trustees to take an active role in our work. We’re not a ‘two board meetings a year' kind of organisation, our trustees are expected to roll their sleeves up and get involved at every level, from creating policies and developing strategy to working directly with our young people.

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About Small Charity Week

Six days of free activities and initiatives for small charities with a turnover under £1.5 million

Small Charity Week is a campaign which was first established by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in 2010 to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.

The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

The objectives of Small Charity Week are to:
Celebrate the contribution that small charities make to communities throughout the UK and across the world
Improve the knowledge, representation and sustainability of small charities
Highlight the work of the small charity sector to the broadest possible audience
Encourage public giving
Work with the small charity sector to develop political engagement at a national and local level


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