Donor Engagement

Your employees are volunteering for unique charities that spark their interest, but their volunteer hours might be going overlooked. Are your employees communicating their volunteering outside of the office?

After BT MyDonate announced it would close down in June 2019, many organisations, particularly small charities, started wondering what alternatives were available. Replacing BT MyDonate can be hard: although it is not the sleekest of platforms many nonprofit organisations relied on them because they charged no fees on online donations, only passing on transaction fees. In this blog, I will look at some of the most used fundraising platforms and will describe and compare their fees and functionalities.

To all charities affected by BT MyDonate announced closure in June, we say: move from one free fundraising platform to another free fundraising platform: KindLink.

Most companies nowadays have heard about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. Started by and usually connected to the bigger companies of this world (as the name would suggest) such initiatives are sometimes seen as not related to the core business and hard to manage. Both could not be further from the truth.

One of the features of the life of Blackfriars Settlement is the frequent visits by individuals or teams of volunteers; fulfilling the widest array of activities imaginable. I want to record our most grateful thanks to all those from our Corporate Sponsors who have given their time, imagination and commitment to support our work.

Having a constant income over time is crucial for your charity, as it allows you to plan ahead and cover the costs of running your activities. This means that keeping your existing donors is at least equally important as adding new ones.

Every organisation (business or charity) relies on its connections with other organisations, customers, partners (usually real human beings), etc. to conduct its activities. The more this organisation operates the more connections it establishes and the more important they become for its operations. Accordingly, these relationships fuel the growth of the organisation. In the business world these are usually client relationships, which at the end of the day pay the salaries.

I’ve spent most of my fundraising and professional career in digital and tech so I spend a lot of my time in conversations about, well, tech, digital, and the future. What’s changing on Facebook? What’s next with mobile? How will philanthropy be different with Millennials?

Lifetime Value is the most important metric for your organization’s fundraising. The most powerful way to boost Lifetime Value is to keep donors around longer. The best way to keep donors around longer is to make them happy and satisfy their needs.