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The Voluntary Sector Awards 2022, 26th October, The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
Save the Date: National Playlist Day!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the first ever National Playlist Day! On 22nd September, join us in celebrating the power of personalised playlists like never before… Music can…
Puppy Parent

Are you looking for a rewarding, fun, new challenge? Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of disabled people by partnering them with assistance dogs. We are…
Volunteer Centre is awarded Disability Confident Level 1

Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we…
Let’s Chat Derbyshire

Derbyshire it’s summer, time to get out and get connected. Getting out is an amazing way to improve your mental health. While you’re out why don’t you stop off at…
This Girl Codes Heritage Hack at Creswell Crags

This Girl Codes Heritage Hack at Creswell Crags Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 09:30-15:30 Tickets £5pp Join Junction Arts and artists Cora Glasser& Tyler Turnerto explore Creswell Crags and the…
Governor for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is looking for a new governor for their North Derbyshire seat which includes Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. You can find out more about the role…
VC COVID volunteer awarded the Empire Medal.

We are proud and overjoyed to be able to announce that our volunteer, Elizabeth Marsden, has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours. Elizabeth played a…
Newbury, Berkshire, 24th March 2020 – Local charity Greenham Trust will match any donations made by the public and local businesses via its online appeal up to a huge sum of £100,000! This will generate a fund of £200,000 to be distributed through local charitable and voluntary organisations that are offering support to the elderly and vulnerable people. The emergency fund will go to help those charities and volunteer organisations supporting those most urgently in… Source: RealWire
Donated RPCs, employee volunteers and charitable contributions help those in need, make the world a better place Munich, Germany, December 19, 2019: IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food, delivered on its social responsibility and engagement commitment in 2019, with 30,000 RPCs donated to food banks, hundreds of employee volunteer service hours in local communities and financial contributions to charitable organizations. “IFCO and its employees are fortunate to be… Source: RealWire
Newbury, 1st October 2019 – Not-for-profit, charity-owned charitable giving platform, The Good Exchange has today announced that it will be transforming the way that money is given to good causes using its platform by making the service completely free for every organisational funder and individual donor from today. During the three years that The Good Exchange has been in operation, there have been huge changes in the way that technology is being used across the… Source: RealWire
Local youth charities and good causes encouraged to apply for grants totaling £150,000 from a North East charitable trust in latest funding roundNewbury, 10th September 2019 – Not-for-profit cloud platform The Good Exchange has today announced that £150,000 of funding is available to support young people in the North East of England.County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) is launching its youth social action programme by bringing together the Government and National Lottery Community Fund-backed #iwill programme… Source: RealWire
LONDON – 26 February 2019 – The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, a non-profit organisation formed by learning and human capital management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), today announced that Team Rubicon UK is using Cornerstone’s Learning Management System to train, engage and deploy volunteers quickly and efficiently. Team Rubicon is a Talent Management Grantee of the Foundation.Team Rubicon UK is an international disaster response charity whose predominantly ex-military volunteers provide relief to disaster survivors across… Source: RealWire
IFCO SYSTEMS supports food banks worldwide by provisioning free RPCs and co-financing refrigerated vans PULLACH, GERMANY, 11. December 2018: Since the beginning of its initiative for the support of food banks in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 280,000 RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers) to food banks. In addition, the company supports food banks with voluntary work and by co-financing refrigerated vans.“A better supply chain serves us… Source: RealWire
LONDON – 25 October, 2018 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software (HCM), has today announced that the NSPCC is extending its partnership to offer Cornerstone Learning and Extended Enterprise to its volunteers.The child protection charity is largely made up of volunteers and employees who need access to high quality modern learning and development opportunities, to ensure they have the skills to properly support young people. With… Source: RealWire
The online matching platform for the charitable sector has now dispersed a total of £8.5m to good causesNewbury, 18 September 2018 – Not-for-profit, charity-owned online charitable giving platform The Good Exchange has today announced significant growth figures as it celebrates its second anniversary. In the second year of operations, the platform has experienced 76 percent year-on-year growth in grants and a 26 percent rise in donations made via its platform. New applicants are also up… Source: RealWire
Newbury, 11th September 2018 – Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF), funded through the #iwill Fund, is working in partnership with The Good Exchange’s not-for-profit, online matching cloud platform.The #iwill Fund was created through £40 million of seed funding from Government, and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. It supports the aims of the #iwill campaign, to embed meaningful social action into the lives of young people. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and… Source: RealWire
Oxford City Council has made a further £10,000 of small grants available for local charities and community groups through the innovative online matching platform The Good Exchange.Following a successful pilot earlier this year, the City Council will offer further grants of up to £1,000 through the second round of its 2018 Small Grants Scheme on the platform.Grants will be available to organisations based in Oxford that promote equality, community cohesion, healthy living, or that tackle… Source: RealWire
75% agree that corporate fundraising is becoming more important to the local community, yet nearly 60% supported between just one and five good causes in the last year, largely due to administrative overheadNewbury, 18th April 2018 – Not-for-profit, The Good Exchange, has today released the results of new research into the key drivers and challenges involved in charitable giving within UK organisations. Conducted by Censuswide Surveys, the research polled 201 corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers… Source: RealWire
The first in a series about books, journal articles, and reports that fundraisers might find inspiring. The discussion of core […]
Lists of awareness days for charities and campaigns
There are so many charity awareness days that it’s hard to keep track of them all. And they can be […]
Five tweets for fundraisers for 24 January 2023
A bold move to educate the world as to why charities are shackled (and shackle themselves) and could achieve far […]
Artificial intelligence, real funding advice
New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally change the charity sector, but many see this as expensive complex technology […]
Fundraising in 2023 viewed from 2022
Nearly three years after COVID shook up charities and the way we fundraise, what does 2023 look like? A glance […]
Meet the fundraiser: Shiona Ramage
Shiona Ramage is currently being treated at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust for stage 4 skin cancer. She was […]
Five tweets for fundraisers for 8 December 2022
Where do fundraisers go when they stop fundraising? A brief history of stamps in fundraising, inflation’s impact on average gift […]
Small businesses turn Black Friday into good & fundraise for charity
Black Friday is one of the UK’s biggest shopping days with billions of pounds spent on consumer goods.  But in the last few years, with the rise in ethical business and purposeful shopping, more independent brands have boycotted the sales instead turning Black Friday on its head to focus on raising funds for charity. 
Five tweets for fundraisers on 4 November 2022
Here are some more choice tweets for fundraisers’ edification, inspiration or amusement. We’ve got a charitable repeated theme tune, regular […]
The story behind ‘Engaging Bereaved Donors’
So why did I write Engaging Bereaved Donors? This is a project I’ve been contemplating for some time and was […]
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