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Christmas day opportunity

Chirstmas Lunch on Jesus is going ahead at Whittington Moor Church this year and they are in need of volunteers. Call us 01246 276777 or email us for more details.
A message from The Mayor.

“It was an honour to attend the Voluntary Sector Awards at The Pomegranate Theatre.  The Consort and I were delighted to meet individuals and organisations who have all made an…
Relate Jobs

Relate Chesterfield & North Derbyshire We have expanded our Charities provision owing to demand. We require additional: Children and Young People’s Counsellors Relationships Counsellors Training Staff Safeguarding Lead (as part…
‘Through Their Eyes’ features in Twist magazine.
‘Through Their Eyes’ is featured in the current issue of Twist magazine. You can read the whole article here >
The Volunteer Centre in ‘Wings’ magazine

We’re delighted to be in this excellent, local publication. Please do have a read, it explains our work throughout the pandemic…
Do enjoy walking and chatting?

The staff at Chesterfield Care Group have set up a small walking group which is on Tuesday 10am to 3pm for people with dementia. The group at the moment has…
Dave Radford delivers keynote speech!

Our very own Dave Radford is delivering a keynote speech at the Mayor’s reception and dinner on 15th October 2021 at The Winding Wheel. We’d like to thank the Mayor…
Take A Walk On The Wildside

Help The Wildlife Trusts tackle the nature and climate emergency by challenging yourself to a Big Wild Walk this October half-term. Between 25th and 31st October, we’re asking nature lovers…
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
Billable Hour ran again recently for the fifth year in support of Save the Children’s work, and within a day […]
Five tweets for fundraisers for 3 November 2021
Here are five more tweets selected from the many that cross our screens. The fundraising possibilities of #TwosDay next year, […]
20 speaker quotes from Blackbaud’s bbcon 2021
Blackbaud’s annual bbcon event once again took place globally and virtually, and was available at no charge. Each global region […]
For the second year running the International Fundraising Congress is taking place online, bringing fundraisers and change-makers from around the […]
Five tweets for fundraisers on 11 October 2021
Our latest collection of tweets for fundraisers highlight Gift Aid (which in recent years has acquired its own awareness day), […]
Surviving and thriving with legacies
Kerys Sheppard, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru, highlights why gifts in Wills are so important to the charity, celebrating […]
From the Olympics to climate change – how issues around us impact charitable support
Whether you started your day marvelling at 13-year-old Team GB skateboarder Sky Brown or ended it by being captivated by […]
What are the largest lottery prizes to go unclaimed? And whose vast sums are then redistributed to other beneficiaries such […]
Starting a new fundraising job at an arts organisation during the pandemic
By April 2020, the world had come to a screeching halt. For James Dyer, CFRE, that was his first month […]
Five tweets for fundraisers on 9 August 2021
Level playing fields, your best wrong answer to your favourite fundraising tip, taking the biscuit when it comes to saying […]
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