How are charities being impacted by the cost of living crisis? With Ian Tate, Charity Fundraising Consultant

Summary: The charity sector was severely impacted by the pandemic, with in-person fundraising events cancelled or postponed. Now, the cost-of-living crisis is profoundly affecting charities’ ability to fundraise as many people simply don’t have the funds to donate to charitable causes, and many charities reliant on corporate partnerships are seeing a decline in support.

In this episode, we discuss various ways of fundraising in the current economic situation and the resources available to charities from the Benefact Group, including fundraising tips, webinars and articles written by industry experts.

Quote: "Issues that we are addressing at the Benefact Group working with charities are, the best way of getting the value from your trustees, recruiting and retaining volunteers, recognising volunteers and pitching funding applications. We're also trying to educate charities about things like stewardship and donor care. It's very, very important, particularly when we've got a cost-of-living crisis and less people are giving and people are giving less."

Benefact Group – Fundraising in the cost-of-living crisis

Benefact Group - Fundraising resources

Ian Tate LinkedIn profile

Adrian Saunders LinkedIn profile

Run time: 14.58

About the guest:

Ian Tate is a fundraising expert with 30 years’ experience in charity, currently working as a Consultant with the Benefact Group advising on charity fundraising.

About the host:

Adrian Saunders, Commercial Director at Ecclesiastical is responsible for delivering Ecclesiastical’s UK intermediated business. Before joining Ecclesiastical, Adrian held senior roles at Marsh, Zurich and Hiscox. Away from insurance, Adrian is a self-confessed cycling addict. Combining his passions for charity giving and cycling, he previously raised funds for charity by completing London Ride100 three times and cycling across Vietnam and Cambodia.


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