For those seeking grant funding, understanding how to put together a successful application that will increase your chances of being awarded the money you need is more important than ever. We sat down with our grants team here at Localgiving to understand some of the typical reasons why grants aren’t successful.

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The season of giving, extends beyond just presents and kisses under the mistletoe, donors are feeling generous too and are more likely to donate. We are proud to bring you fifteen ideas to raise money during the festive period, from Santa Runs and Movie Nights to Bake Offs and reverse Advent Calendars.

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The pandemic changed the nature of fundraising. It undermined old assumptions, ended long-standing traditions, and paved the way towards a brighter and more digital fundraising future. Charities found some sense of stability in 2022 – at least compared to previous years – but new challenges are on the horizon.

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A crowdfunding page or appeal page allows you to build urgency by fundraising for something very focussed. This is a temporary campaign to raise money against a specific target, over a specific time, for a specific need. This need can be existing or new, it can be anything that you can put a financial figure against.

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Utilising different marketing methods means you will be promoting your charity to the best of your abilities, reaching new donors and raising more money for your important cause. Read on to learn about different marketing ideas that you may not have thought of as well as our top digital marketing tips.

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A grant giving Foundation can deliver both positive change and enhance your company’s position and reputation. Planned and run well, a charitable foundation rather than ad-hoc donations will far exceed what is possible for an organisation when it comes to making an impact.

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Utilising fundraisers means you will be able to access more donors, grow your network and raise awareness about the very important work that you're doing. Do you want to know how and where to find fundraisers? Read on to find out how to maximise your fundraising success and reach more donors.

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The final report of the Charity Covid-19 Impact Barometer survey project, led by Nottingham Trent University, with Sheffield Hallam University and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations reveals how the charity sector has adapted and changed over the course of the past two years.

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Tracey Crouch MP has launched a new report by People’s Postcode Lottery and backed their call to new PM Prime Minister Liz Truss to cut the red tape holding back fundraising by charity lotteries. The report highlights that charities are losing out on millions of pounds due to legal limits on lottery fundraising.

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Your charity does amazing things. You know this, we know this – but do your potential donors or volunteers know this? Whilst we live in an increasingly visual world, we shouldn't underestimate the enduring power of persuasive writing. Today we share essential copywriting tips with you to support your goals!

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Trustees are those men and women that have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. They use their skills and experience to support their charities with the aims. They are key roles, so if you are considering appointing a board of trustees, here are six of their main duties

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We know that whatever your charity’s current focus, fundraising will always be crucial so here are the first steps you can take today to help build out your successful fundraising strategy. Read on to find out more about the aims and key elements of how to boost your donations.

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We understand that in this day and age, traditional fundraising techniques may be more difficult to carry out. Although socially distanced restrictions have now been lifted, we know that a lot of our members may still want to avoid crowds. So outline some fundraising ideas that you can try no matter your circumstances!

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Finding and engaging new supporters is integral to the growth and survival of most charities. Social media remains one of the most cost-effective means of generating leads and has really come into its own during the pandemic. Here are 11 ways to troubleshoot your campaigns and help make lead generation easier.

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People are recognising the benefits of connecting with nature, growing their own food and the positive impact being in the great outdoors has on your mental well-being. But 1 in 8 households in the UK did not have access to a garden during the pandemic; with people from ethnic minorities most adversely affected.

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