Sustainable funding round-up: June 2017

GDPR – are you getting ready?

It is now under a year until general data protection regulation (GDPR) reform. NCVO’s next data protection training is in July and the Knowhow Nonprofit page on data protection and fundraising is also worth checking out. In addition, the Institute of Fundraising are running a whole series of events on data protection for fundraisers, and Bates Wells & Braithwaite have issued these top 10 tips on GDPR.

Don’t underestimate teenagers!

Teenagers are almost twice as likely to have fundraised for good causes than adults, new figures released by the National Citizen Service has revealed. The research, which was launched to coincide with Volunteers’ Week, shows that adults are more likely to have participated in charitable activities than adults.

London Marathon Charitable Trust launches first national funding programme

London Marathon Charitable Trust has announced its first UK-wide funding programme, aimed at protecting open spaces and tackling physical inactivity across the UK.

ACEVO publishes financial governance guide ‘for the non-financial charity trustee’

The new guide is designed as a first introduction to charity finances, aimed at trustees who haven’t had experience of this area before.

The fundraising blogs

Other fundraising and sustainability news

Barrow Cadbury Trust launches fund to boost social investment market

The Barrow Cadbury Trust is launching a £1.8m Connect Fund for social investment infrastructure in England. The Connect Fund will provide grants and investments. The fund will support intermediaries and infrastructure organisations to make social investment work for a greater range of charities and social enterprises.

The Tony Elischer Foundation launches

The new foundation provides mentoring and development opportunities for fundraising professionals. Could you become a participant, a mentor, or a supporter?

London Funders receives £300,000 to continue London’s Giving initiative

City Bridge Trust has given London Funders a £300,000 grant to enable it to roll out its London’s Giving initiative across all of the capital’s boroughs.

Face-to-face requests ‘34 times more effective than email’

Research conducted in the US into the power of persuasiveness in written communication versus face-to-face methods has found that face-to-face is 34 times more effective when making a request than email.


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Avatar photo Richard Sved is an NCVO sustainable funding consultant. He has worked and volunteered in the charity sector for 25 years. He has led the fundraising function (in-house and as an interim) for six national charities, including National Literacy Trust, Leap Confronting Conflict and Girlguiding.

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