Charity Checkout Blog

Lessons from a disgruntled volunteer

Posted by Maria Vinzon on 08/09/15 18:29

A friend of mine, whom I will refer to as Harry, is a freelance graphic designer who has worked for companies such as: Tesco, B&Q, Currys, Marks & Spencer and Charity Checkout. Last year, Harry volunteered to rebrand a local homelessness charity. The charity was suffering from funding cuts and was eager to make up the lost income by shifting their focus towards an appeal for donations, from the public as well as private companies. While this local charity successfully secured the support of an experienced and talented designer, they made three common mistakes that eventually lost them Harry’s ongoing...

Top 4 alternatives to charity donation websites

Posted by Maria Vinzon on 08/09/15 18:23

There are many charity donation websites out there, but not all of them will be right for your charity, and more importantly there are many alternative approaches to fundraising online. Firstly, you will need a way of accepting online payments, but once you have this, there are many ways to accept donations online for free without a charity donation website such as JustGiving. These are our top 4 tips on how to collect donations online, without using a third party charity donation website: 1. Make the most out of your own website The obvious place to start is your own website, but you'd...

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