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The launch of ChangeStar Express At ChangeStar, we speak to lots of charities that are just starting to build individual giving programmes or whose current programmes are too small to make it viable to use an external agency or consultant. We know that our input could make a massive difference to these charities, so we’ve been … Continued

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Away – the future of meetings?

We’ve been putting together an idea over the last few months that we hope will transform the idea of meetings and work – both in the charity sector and beyond. The idea is called ‘Away’. It helps people and organisations to work better, by taking them away from the monotony of the office and the … Continued

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Social hack 1 – Safer roads for all

There are many social issues in the world that need attention, and that can affect the lives of certain people in significant ways. Some of these problems might lie beyond the remit of existing charities and institutions, whereas other problems might have solutions that simply haven’t yet been dreamt up yet. In #socialhacks, this new … Continued

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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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Reflections on legacy fundraising

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a ‘legacies week’ at ChangeStar – the first in a series of specially-themed weeks throughout the year in which we aim to share our knowledge and success on issues that are of real practical interest to fundraisers – from recruitment to donor appeals to converting more cash donors to … 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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Giving to charity from your pension pot

A living legacy A year ago, we published the blog post below about the potential for ‘living legacies’.  We think there are some useful ideas in there, so here it is again…. The Government has made a number of important changes to how people can access their pensions.  Under the new rules, anyone aged over … Continued

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