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Essential guide to fundraising

Are you looking for charity fundraising ideas, advice and tips?

You may be looking at ways to embrace digital fundraising, social media or even improve your grant applications to really make the most out of all opportunities available to you. Perhaps you need to stand out from the crowd to secure sponsorship, donations and support.

To help, we’ve created a practical guide packed full of charity fundraising ideas. It looks at how fundraising is changing, top tips and ideas from fundraising experts and how to make the most of every opportunity available to help you fundraise. While there are many fundraising events taking place, you need to know what will be the best for you.

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The guide includes:

ticks How to make the most of your fundraising
How has fundraising changed and what are the biggest challenges? How can charities embrace the world of digital fundraising? We speak to charity and fundraising experts to identify changing trends and ask for their top charity fundraising ideas and tips

ticks How to write a successful grant application
Do you know how to stand out from the crowd and get the attention of trust managers? Read our tips on writing successful applications and useful tools to help increase funding

ticks Fundraising risks
Do you know what risks are involved when organising a fundraising activity? We show you what you need to do to reduce your liability risk and ensure your event is safe and rewarding.

The guide is full of hints and tips from specialists and national charities to help you and your charity make the most of the opportunities available.

Fundraising ideas and tips from:

ticks Sue Ryder 
ticks Just Giving 
ticks LINC 
ticks RNLI 
ticks UK Fundraising 
ticks Winston’s Wish 
ticks Gloucestershire Deaf Association

And many more! We also have some really interesting case studies and interviews that we couldn't fit in the guide - take a look at them here .

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