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How to write target-smashing cash appeals

This week is our ‘ChangeStar Cash Appeals Week’, in which we are sharing our years of experience and knowledge about successful cash appeals with the charity sector. As part of this week’s activities, our Director, Richard Docwra, has written a special report – ‘How to write target-smashing cash appeals’ which is now available FREE. In this document we … Continued

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ChangeStar Cash Appeals Week – free fundraising consultations on offer

We’re pleased to announce the launch of ‘ChangeStar Cash Appeals Week’ – from 26th-30th September 2016. For this event we’ll be sharing our years of experience and knowledge about successful cash appeals with the charity sector. Richard Docwra and the ChangeStar agency team will be: Providing a special report on how to create cash appeals that will result in high giving … Continued

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How to increase your income from legacies – massively

Special blog for ChangeStar Legacies Week: 11-15 July 2016 Legacies are a potentially massive source of funding, but many charities are not doing anywhere near enough to promote them to their supporters properly.  Consequently, your charity could be missing out on millions of pounds of potential income. Our experience at ChangeStar from talking to and … Continued

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ChangeStar Legacy Week – free fundraising consultations on offer

We’re excited to be running a new event this year – ChangeStar Legacy Week – from 11th – 15th July 2016. During this week, we’ll be sharing our years of experience and knowledge about legacy fundraising with the charity sector. Richard Docwra and the ChangeStar agency team will be: Publishing special legacy-focussed blogs here at www.changestar.co.uk/news Sharing tips for charities … Continued

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What’s on in the charity world 2016

ChangeStar has compiled this calendar of UK charity and health awareness days and fundraising events from a wide variety of sources. You won’t find it anywhere else! **Update: The 2019 charity events calendar is here And that’s why we had fantastic feedback on last year’s charity calendar – this ‘what’s on guide’ proved really useful for planning … Continued

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Etherington Fundraising Review – how should charities respond?

The review just published on ‘Regulating fundraising for the future’ led by Sir Stuart Etherington recommends significant changes to the Fundraising Standards Board, the Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Association. There’s been a lot of feedback from the sector about these recommendations, and the aim of this particular post isn’t to add to … Continued

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What’s on in the charity world 2015

Please note – we’ve now published the 2016 diary here Don’t miss this handy reference to your essential diary dates for the UK voluntary sector 2015. You won’t find it anywhere else – we’ve compiled this calendar of charity and health awareness days and fundraising events for June – December 2015 from a wide variety … Continued

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Back to basics in fundraising

There’s no shortage of advice in the fundraising sector (whether in blogs, conferences or other channels) on how to achieve big things – such as how to build massive mobile-driven campaigns, how to tell stories via a range of integrated channels or how to come up with big, game-changing creative ideas. Whilst this advice is … Continued

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What’s your teabag?

I witnessed an amazing bit of asking this week that I want to share here as it seems to have a connection to the art of fundraising. I was in a baker’s shop when a well-dressed man came in and put a teabag on the counter. Man: Hello. My friend outside told me that if … Continued

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