How do we market our first charity event and make it a success?

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Fundraising Marketing Practical

Meet our Expert Debbie Hockman – Co-Founder and Director, The I Am Group Debbie is the Co-Founder and Director of the The I Am Group, set up in 2012 to bring together those working in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits to learn, share knowledge, make meaningful connections and find jobs! She has an extensive career in … Continued

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Is having an online presence on social media worth it?

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Marketing

Meet our Expert Alex Swallow – Founder of Young Charity Trustees Alex founded Young Charity Trustees in 2011, an organisation which seeks to get more young people on Charity Boards. His prior experience in the sector includes a fundraising and comms role at a small charity, and as the Chief Executive of the Small Charities … Continued

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Our funder would like an impact report on a grant we received. What should we include?

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Reporting

Meet our Expert Valerie Cheong Took – Consultant for Social Enterprises, Charities and Foundations Valerie Cheong Took has worked with organisations in the commercial and public sector to help them grow, address their challenges and develop a vision true to their values. She uses her cross cultural knowledge and expertise in wellbeing to help her clients to … Continued

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Is it okay to say no to a donor who wants to visit a project to which they donated?

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Management Practical

Meet our Expert Conchita Garcia – Head of Projects and Fund Development, Foundation for Social Improvement Conchita began her career in the charity sector after joining her first small charity where she gained experience in project management, fundraising and PR. Within the FSI Conchita is responsible for planning and delivering projects as well as raising funds … Continued

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How much will a donation of £100,000 in shares be worth?

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Donor

Meet our Expert Tony Austin – Chartered Accountant Tony is an accountant who has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. He was previously National Charity Tax Partner with a major firm of accountants and now works as an independent tax consultant, advising charities and donors on tax issues. He also writes and lectures … Continued

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How would you recommend someone like me finds a stronger voice?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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As the UK economy begins to recover, what can charities learn from the recession years?

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Financial Management Practical

Meet our Expert Kimberley Scharf – Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick Kimberley Scharf is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. She is also co-founder and President of Public Economics UK (PEUK), Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the IFO Institute at the Center for Economic Studies … Continued

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Can you provide information on the steps to take when preparing year end accounts?

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Financial Governance

Meet our Expert Nigel Scott – Principal Lecturer, London South Bank University Nigel Scott has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 23 years, first as a Director of Finance but for the last 8 years he has been Course Director of London South Bank University’s specialist postgraduate Courses in Civil Society Management, both Financial and … Continued

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Running my first trustee meeting- what do I need to include?

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Governance Trustee

Meet our Expert Leon Ward – Trustee of Plan UK, Ambassador for Young Charity Trustees Leon Ward is a 22-year-old law graduate. He is currently a Trustee of Plan UK and a delegate to Plan International’s global governing assembly. His experience includes work with government, charities and international organisations. He is an Ambassador for ‘Young Charity Trustees’ … Continued

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Do you have any advice on approaching companies for donations?

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Fundraising

Meet our Expert Ilana Jackman – Senior Consultant, Mira Kelly Fundraising Consultants Ilana joined Mira Kelly, a strategic fundraising consultancy, in 2013. Prior to that, as a fundraiser, Ilana has raised in excess of £20m during her career across small to large organisations, including The NSPCC and Jewish Care. She has in-depth senior experience across fundraising markets … Continued

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