Trust Fundraising Myths Debunked

In this blog we try to debunk some of the most popular myths about trust fundraising – whether it is about raising money for a community interest company, proving your track record to a grant-makers satisfaction or applying for unrestricted money and covering your overheads through grants.

Do Events Really Work for Major Donor Fundraising?

              There is much discussion around the purpose and benefit of events as part of major donor fundraising. Many charities fall into the trap of believing that putting on a series of events will attract new major donors and...

How to forecast major donor income

We are often asked by charities to help them forecast their major donor income, particularly for more newly established programmes. This is no easy task; factors to consider include: how many researched prospects there are what you are currently raising money for the...
The secrets to writing compelling fundraising proposals

The secrets to writing compelling fundraising proposals

One thing all charities, large and small, have in common is the need to persuade donors to both support your cause and to support that cause through your organisation. Call it your pitch, your case for support, your proposition, your proposal, your fundraising copy:...
Engaging Major Donors well

Engaging Major Donors well

Major Donor fundraising is not as tricky as you might think and it is the one way of fundraising that works regardless of your organisation’s size or cause area and it can be set up on a shoestring budget – as long as it done well. There is no charity that can afford to not consider this area of fundraising.

What are the Barriers to Major Donor Programmes?

What are the Barriers to Major Donor Programmes?

It is often self-imposed barriers that are really preventing a Major Donor Programme from flourishing. In reality, none of the feared-for barriers is insurmountable. WATCH Mike Bartlett give his insights on the barriers that charities face in adopting a Major Donor Programme.

Are you taking advantage of High Value Fundraising?

Are you taking advantage of High Value Fundraising?

The options available for charities for raising money can feel overwhelming and packed full of jargon: high-value, grants, corporate partnerships, acquisition, retention, life-time-value. It can be hard to know where to start and rarely does any charity have a systematic and successful process for raising voluntary income from multiple sources. Read on to discover how your charity can take advantage of a suite of high-value fundraising activities.

Is your Hospice missing out on vital Major Donor Income?

Is your Hospice missing out on vital Major Donor Income?

How do you successfully implement a Major Donor Fundraising programme for your hospice?
At Money Tree Fundraising we know major donor fundraising. Over the last seven years we have worked with many charities keen to raise more money to expand the life-changing work they do.

Trust Fundraising: A £4 Billion Opportunity

Trust Fundraising: A £4 Billion Opportunity

With Trusts accounting for £4 billion of income in 2014-15 for the UK charity sector, is Trust fundraising an income source you can afford not to take seriously? In the UK, close to 10,000 charitable trusts grant over £4 billion per year to good causes. Many organisations have found that this can be a reliable and steady stream of income.