Finding the Right Contactless Donation Provider

As we increasingly move towards being a cashless society, many organisations are thinking about what this means for them. The technology to take contactless payments has got cheaper in recent years and a growing number of products have become available for charities looking to take donations this way. In this free resource we will look at eight questions you need to consider when trying to find the right provider for you. We will also look in more detail at six of the products currently on the market in the UK.

Making your Thank Yous SUPER!

When someone gives money to your cause – whether it is £1 or £1million – they are taking the exhilarating, terrifying leap of saying “I love you”. Your Thank You is your way of saying “I love you” back. No pressure, but how you respond has a huge bearing on whether your relationship with this supporter is going to flourish and bloom or wither and die. This blog shows you how to make the most of this opportunity by making your Thank Yous SUPER!

Are you thanking the wrong half of your supporters?

What can a loud screech at the end of an orchestral recording teach us about thanking supporters? Could it explain why so many supporters complain that they haven’t been thanked, when every fundraiser insists they always thank for every gift? This blog looks at what makes experiences memorable, with some thoughts on how this can be applied to the way we thank people for their donations.

Three Fundraising Curses: Part Two – The Curse of Embarrassment

There’s nothing shameful about needing your supporters help to achieve your organisation’s dreams & ambitions. So why are so many arts organisations embarrassed by their need to fundraise? Part Two of our ‘Three Fundraising Curses’ series looks at The Curse of Embarrassment and the steps you can take if your organisation (or someone within your organisations!) has become embarrassed about fundraising.

Three Fundraising Curses: Part Three – The Curse of Boring

If there is one thing the arts and culture sector should be good at it’s telling a story. So why is so much arts fundraising material devoid of emotion, intrigue, drama and conflict? Why is so much arts fundraising material boring? Part 3 of our Curses of Fundraising series looks at The Curse of Boring and the steps you can take to make your fundraising story really sparkle.