As a fundraiser, how can I bring up the question of legacies?

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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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As a fundraiser, do you have any tips on how to network effectively at events?

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Fundraising 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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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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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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Do you have any advice on ways in which charities self-fund to cover core costs?

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Core costs Financial Fundraising

Meet our Expert Laura Smith – Sustainable Fundraising Manager, NCVO  Laura joined NCVO in 2009 to manage the Sustainable Funding programme. She manages relationships with sector experts and private sector partners to create NCVO’s training and direct support on funding and finance, including specialist training on trading, tendering and marketing, and our popular Sustainable Funding Conference. … Continued

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Is it possible to claim Gift Aid on the profits from items sold in a charity shop?

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Fundraising Gift Aid

Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … Continued

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How do we allow guests to claim Gift Aid on their ticket price for a charity event?

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Financial Fundraising Gift Aid Legal

Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … Continued

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Under what circumstances can or should a charity refuse a gift or donation?

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Fundraising Management Practical

Meet our Expert Frances Barnwell – Managing Associate, Farrer & Co.  Associate Director of Legal Services Oxford University; joined Farrer & Co in 2010. Frances has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of contentious and non contentious matters arising in higher education including complex issues relating to constitution and governance and the impact … Continued

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What is the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) and how may it help my charity?

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Fundraising Gift Aid

Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … Continued

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