Introducing Communities and the User Experience

Communities and the User Experience By Ali Draper Communities can be as large or as small as you can imagine; the people in your town or street, your organisation, department or team; your Sunday football team and your mums and toddler group are all examples of communities.When you provide a service or product, considering your … Read more

Full Cost Recovery

Voluntary organisations, like their counterparts in the public and private sectors, incur organisational overhead costs in addition to project costs. Full Cost Recovery means accounting for an organisation’s expenditure on the basis of incorporating all costs incurred by the organisation – Core (or Overhead) Expenditure as well as Project Specific. Full Cost Recovery is essential for ensuring that … Read more

Sustainable Fundraising

Increasingly, charities and voluntary groups are being told to move away from grant dependency, and to become more business-like, earn income and consider loan finance. Additionally opportunities for delivering public services are increasing. Organisations need to react accordingly to survive and prosper in this new environment. Thus to achieve sustainability in the current economic climate, an organisation’s funding needs … Read more

Fundraising – be precise.

Be precise Tips Always be sure you know exactly why you are raising funds; there’s nothing more off putting to a potential supporter than you not being able to tell them how their money will be used.  It might be that you want to buy new equipment, that’s a good start, but if you say you … Read more

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