Money Tree Fundraising’s Deanna Wolf found insight, inspiration and recurring themes at the Institute of Fundraising’s Trust Fundraising 2019 Conference at the beginning of February. Trust fundraisers from charities of all sizes across the UK met to improve their practise, hear from pivotal funders, network and prepare themselves (and their organisations) for the challenges and trends that are on our horizons.
Trust fundraising, like baking, requires practice, attention to detail, good measuring and an understanding of the impact of environmental factors. Money Tree Fundraising’s Deanna Wolf shares her recipe for trust fundraising success….
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.
Money Tree Fundraising’s CEO, Beth Upton, discusses the secrets to writing compelling fundraising proposals.
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.
Your Pitch is vital. You need to nail it before you start speaking to donors or you’ll come unstuck. Time spent on this preparation is never wasted – it is a waste of time to write poorly-constructed proposals.