Fundraising Day

Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. Fundraising Day 2016 will take place on 16th June with plenty of free events, initiatives and resources for your charity to engage with. Click on the following links for more information:

1. FSI Fundraising Conference 
2. #GiveMe5 – Doubling £5 Donations on Fundraising Day
3. Give At Checkout Competition
4. The Small Charity Week Ebay Auction – Match Funding Available! 
5. Win a year’s membership to Remember a Charity
6. IoF Scotland Event: Fundraising for Small Charities in Scotland
7. Fundraising Resources
      – Great Big Small Charity Quiz
      – Community Fundraising Guide

1. The FSI Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2016

The Fundraising Conference will take place during Small Charity Week on 16th June 2016. The conference will give small charities the chance to access learning from experts in the fundraising field on a range of different topics which include:

Date: Thursday 16th June 2016
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

>>Find Out More Information Here<<

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join to access the event.

2. #GiveMe5 – Doubling £5 donations on Fundraising Day

To support local charities & community groups this Small Charity Week, the FSI and Localgiving have pledged to double 1,000 x £5 online donations made on Fundraising Day – Thursday 16th June. All £5 donations made on the day via will be placed into a draw. At the end of the campaign, 1,000 of these donations will be randomly selected to receive match funding and all donors and charities will be informed about whether their donations have been matched.

See full details of the #GiveMe5 campaign here.

Claim your free Localgiving membership by attending any FSI training session between now and Small Charity Week and you’ll receive a voucher for a FREE 1-year membership of Localgiving. See the full list of dates here

To take part, visit the Localgiving page and set up your online donation page. You’ll then be automatically included in the campaign and all one time £5 donations your charity receives on 16th June will be in with a chance to be doubled

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3. Give at Checkout Competition

Give at Checkout is an eBay for Charity fundraising channel through which eBay buyers add a small donation when they’re completing a purchase. Donations are paid to PayPal Giving Fund; who then forward 100% of the funds to the charity. To mark Small Charity Week 2016, eBay for Charity has reserved all give at checkout slots for small charities during the week.

If you would like to be in with a chance of being a featured charity and having your charity’s message displayed at checkout on eBay during Small Charity Week, please follow the instructions set out in our handy guide. Good luck!

4. The Small Charity Week Ebay Auction – Match Funding Available!

The Small Charity Week eBay Auction will be returning for 2016! eBay has more than 162 million users worldwide, so it’s a great way to raise awareness and funding for your charity. We run the Small Charity Week auction in partnership with the PayPal Giving Fund and deal with all of the administration around the auction whilst you keep the money raised for your items. What’s more, PayPal Giving Fund have pledged to match the price fetched by the two items that sell for the most, up to the value of £1,000 each!

A maximum of 10 items can be submitted for auction per charity, with any above this number reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Call on your celebrity supporters, patrons, corporates or anyone else you may know who can provide you with an appropriate auction item. Examples of previous year’s best selling auction lots include:

  • Tour of the Lotus F1 technical centre for two guests
  • T-in-the-Park headliners signed guitar including Artic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs
  • Luxury apartment in Villefranche Sur Mer, Southern France for one week
  • Grand Union Canal narrow boat trip and afternoon tea for 6 guests
  • St Paul’s Cathedral private tour and lunch for four guests

Celebrity items are particularly popular, but we will consider any items or ideas you have, such as a unique experience; however the item does have to be special in some way to be included e.g. not something you could just buy on the high street.

Whether you have already sourced some great items or you simply want to express your interest, please visit the auction website where you will be able to register and receive more information on how to submit your items for auction. You can also download our quick guide to help you get started.

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5. Win a year’s membership to Remember A Charity

As part of Small Charity Week, Remember A Charity are offering one lucky small charity the chance to win a year’s free membership. Through this your charity would benefit from:

  • A high-profile national campaign that promotes your charity
  • Partnerships with the Will-writing sector
  • Participation in Remember A Charity Week, September 2016
  • Access to excellent and comprehensive research
  • Resources for your legacy strategy
  • Opportunity for networking and the sharing best practice

Charitable legacy income is worth over £2.4 billion a year. If we could grow the market by just 4% we would all increase the value of our share of the market and generate around another £1 billion a year for our causes.

How to enter

If you are a Registered Charity with an Eligible Voluntary Income (EVI)* of less than £250,000 per annum you can enter the competition by

(i)  emailing: using Small Charities Fundraising Day Competition as the subject line by Monday 13th June

(ii)  telling us: what difference support with legacies would make to your charity in no more than 100 words.

(iii)  stating your charity name and number.

 A winner will be selected from all the entries received and announced on Thursday, 16th June

*EVI includes individual donations, Gift Aid, payroll giving, legacies, in memoriam donations, community fundraising, sponsored events, and staff fundraising but excludes investments, trading & retail, grants from Trusts & Foundations, statutory & government funding, ticketed events, corporate sponsorship and corporate donations.

6. Institute of Fundraising Scotland Event: Fundraising for Small Charities in Scotland

Are you a Small Charity Fundraiser based in Scotland? If so, the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Small Charity Week Fundraising event is for you! In a year which has seen fundraisers face great challenges, we will be looking to the future of fundraising in Scotland and inviting fundraisers to share their own experiences. This free event will include expert advice on different aspects of fundraising and provide opportunities for questions and open discussion. We will close the event with an informal networking session with peers and experts in the field.


WHERE: Hayweight House, 3rd Floor – Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

>>Sign Up Here<<

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7. Fundraising Resources:

The Great Big Small Charity Quiz Download Pack 2016

The Great Big Small Charity Quiz  is back for 2016! This annual quiz is a great resource to use for your own Small Charity Week fundraising event, and has become a bit of a tradition among many of the small charities we work with. Download it here.

Community Fundraising Guide (2016 Update)

Make the most of Small Charity Week and fundraise in your community – it is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of your charity and the amazing work you do for those in your local area. Download our handy Community Fundraising Guide here, which contains information on the regulations surrounding community fundraising and how to obtain a local fundraising licence.

Good luck fundraisers! Please keep us informed of your plans so we can help to promote your event, and tell us how much you raise!

To be kept up to date with all Small Charity Week news make sure you are signed up to the Small Charity Week mailing list by emailing us and follow @SCWeek2016 on Twitter.

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