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Language help for refugees…

A local, professional speech therapist is happy to help refugee families improve their spoken English on a voluntary basis. If this would be helpful to you or your guests, just…
Happy Easter!

Our Easter opening hours: Thursday 14th April: 9.00am – 5.00pm Good Friday 15th April: CLOSED Saturday 16th April: CLOSED Easter Sunday 17th April: CLOSED Bank Holiday Monday 18th April: CLOSED Tuesday 19th April: CLOSED Wednesday 20th…
HM The Queen honours The Volunteer Centre with special jubilee role…

We are both staggered and honoured to have been selected from the nation’s volunteer centres to light one of Her Majesty’s Jublilee Beacons on 2nd June 2022. This is truly…
Your Priorities. Your Police.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Angelique Foster, wants to hear your views on crime and community safety. Throughout the year, the Commissioner runs a survey asking for Derbyshire residents views…
Local Charities join forces to launch the Anti-Racist Alliance

Twenty charities across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire have joined together to form the Anti Racist Alliance being launched today. Led by Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS), Community Action…

Can you make a splash and turn the tide for some of Derbyshire’s most vulnerable people? We are mounting a massive sponsored swimming challenge this summer to raise vital…
Fire evacuation training

Fire Evacuation Training for staff at the Winding Wheel on Monday 14th March at 6pm – this normally takes 2 hours.   It would be really great if the Access Group…
The Wellbeing Space

About this event Faith leaders are diverse people who are recognised by their faith community, both formally or informally. They carry different identities, work loads, and experiences as they guide,…
NAVCA to take over Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation

NCVO and NAVCA reached an agreement which saw the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) transfer to NAVCA from 1 January 2022. This move will bring more certainty to funders, commissioners,…
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
Meet the fundraiser: Chris Mitchell
Fundraisers become fundraisers from all kinds of directions. Live streamer Chris Mitchell has shared the story of how and why […]
Ramadan is here. Does your organisation understand the nuances of Islamic giving?
The beginning of April marked the start of Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, […]
Fundraising appeals launched for Ukraine
The Ukrainian charity sector is providing emergency support to the Ukrainian people following the Russian invasion of the country on […]
Nick Billingham, Managing Director at Charity People explains why they are about to launch another Secret CEO blog. If you […]
International aid: progress needs solutions, not problems
Saul Parker of The Good Side on the existential threat facing the UK aid sector and making a case for […]
Where to find CRM advice from other fundraisers
As we’ve learned (or rediscovered over the past two years) there are plenty of experienced fundraisers willing and able to […]
Five fantastic insights for fundraisers from the British Red Cross Museum of Kindness
One of the many great things about charities is the people they attract to work for them – the changemakers […]
Squid Game meets school fundraising
If you thought the online ‘beauty parade’ of distributing grants to charities based on votes or ‘likes’ was dispiriting and […]
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, […]
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