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​Accessing ‘help in kind’

​Accessing ‘help in kind’

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2018 16:08 BST

We are a small charity based in Bristol with a team of 12 part-time staff. We support families across the UK whose children experience distressing bowel and bladder conditions such as constipation, bedwetting and soiling. The kind of stuff people are not that keen to talk about – but are actually fairly common and cause an awful amount of anxiety and grief.

There is a ‘magic money tree’ and you could well be sitting under it

There is a ‘magic money tree’ and you could well be sitting under it

Blog posts   •   May 21, 2018 09:40 BST

Small charities – run without the luxury of fully-staffed finance departments – are often held back because they lack the resource to make informed money-related decisions. That’s in no way a criticism of the huge efforts made by volunteer treasurers but simply a reflection of how much time and effort it takes to research choices that are non-essential.

FND Hope UK

FND Hope UK

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2018 10:00 BST

FND Hope’s grassroots campaign started in April 2012 when FNDhope.org was created to expose the hidden world of Functional Neurological Disorder [FND]. FND Hope UK became a Not-For-Profit organisation on the 28th June 2017 and FND Hope Australia has also recently become a charitable organisation too, so our international presence is expanding, with other countries interested in working with us.

Cyber Security: How to Protect your Small Charity
Why brand guidelines are essential for your small charity, and how to make them work effectively
Small Charity Spotlight: Katosi Women Development Trust UK & Uganda

Small Charity Spotlight: Katosi Women Development Trust UK & Uganda

Blog posts   •   Apr 19, 2018 10:14 BST

KWDT, Uganda was set up 21 years ago by Margaret Nakato. The aim was to empower women to engage in economic and social development processes that lift them out of poverty, improve health and give them a voice. Today, this small NGO enables nearly 600 women to learn and work together through 19 women’s groups around the shores of Lake Victoria, in and around the village of Katosi (24km from Kampala

Making the most of Small Charity Week 2018

Making the most of Small Charity Week 2018

Blog posts   •   Mar 16, 2018 15:36 GMT

​The charity sector has been on a rollercoaster over the past few years with a number of different negative stories impacting the sector as a whole. On top of this, small charities are continuing to face heavy cuts and competition for funding when demand for services is drastically increasing. 83% of British households stated they used a charity's services in 2016!

Impact Measurement and Social Return on Investment

Impact Measurement and Social Return on Investment

Blog posts   •   Jun 23, 2017 11:50 BST

To Celebrate Small Charity Big Impact Day of Small Charity Week the FSI's Alex talks about Impact Measurement and Social Return on Investment

Digital doesn’t have to be difficult

Digital doesn’t have to be difficult

Blog posts   •   Jun 23, 2017 08:15 BST

Dr Simon Davey from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness takes a step back and looks at how to make the most of digital

​Top tips for organising a successful fundraising event
​Stepping Up to Support Good Governance

​Stepping Up to Support Good Governance

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2017 06:27 BST

FSI's CEO, Pauline Broomhead CBE talks about having a focus on good governance to support charity effectiveness

​Good Governance – How to Put it into Practice

​Good Governance – How to Put it into Practice

Blog posts   •   Jun 20, 2017 09:25 BST

The FSI's Janine Edward talks about key steps to consider when establishing Good Governance in your charity

​Making a Splash on Twitter

​Making a Splash on Twitter

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2017 09:15 BST

To celebrate the Small Charity Week # competition the FSI's Conchita gives her top tips on getting started and engaging with Twitter

​Fighting cyber-crime in the Third Sector

​Fighting cyber-crime in the Third Sector

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2017 14:13 BST

Jonathan Orchard, Partner at Sayer Vincent talks about the risks to small charities of Cyber Crime and how to protect yourselves

The Top 5 Risks for Small Charites & How to Avoid Them
​Small charities have nothing to fear from the new Fundraising Preference Service
Don’t be a Fundraising Wall-flower this Small Charity Week!
How smaller charities could benefit from getting younger people on board
Why you should get involved in Small Charity Week 2017
Millenials, the New Giving Generation

Millenials, the New Giving Generation

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2017 12:32 BST

Recent YouGov survey, conducted by Leetchi.com, shows that the Millennials, people in their 20s and 30s, are the new “giving generation” that’s fast changing the traditional fundraising sector.