Fundraising Day

Thursday 21st June

Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. Fundraising Day 2018 will take place on 21st 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. Give At Checkout Competition– fundraise from eBay users
  3. Win a year’s membership to Remember a Charity
  4. Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge
  5. Small charities communications conference – ticket giveaway
  6. Fundraise for yourself with our easy to use toolkits
    – Great Big Small Charity Quiz
    – Community Fundraising Guide

1. The FSI Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2018

The Fundraising Conference will take place during Small Charity Week on Thursday 21st June.  The conference will give small charities the chance to access learning from experts on a range of different topics, including:

  • Building Donor Loyalty: Professor Adrian Sargeant, University of Plymouth
  • Making Major Gifts Work in a Small Charity: Christine Harris, London School of Economics
  • Building Strategic Corporate Partnerships: Brendan Hanlon, Just a Drop
  • Online Fundraising – Theory into Practice: Rachel Earnshaw, The Big Give and Suzie Rees, East African Playgrounds
  • Future Proofing your Fundraising – Maximising Millennials: Morgan Kainth, Raise your Hands
  • Meet the Donor – A panel of Trust and Foundations

Date: Thursday 21st June
Venue: The Great Hall, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: £15. On booking you will need to pay £50 as a deposit when you book. We will refund the deposit, retaining a £15 fee which contributes to deposit and refund processing and administration costs, upon the full day attendance at the conference. Deposits will not be returned in cases of partial attendance.

Book your place today before they’re all snapped up.



Please note: You must be a member of the Foundation for Social Improvement to attend the conference (membership is free and provides access to a wider small charity support programme). Eligibility is open to charities and community organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million.

2. eBay’s Give at Checkout Competition

The competition is closed for 2018. Winners will be announced soon. 

Give at Checkout is an eBay for Charity fundraising channel enabling eBay shoppers to add a donation when they’re completing a purchase.

To mark Small Charity Week 2018, for the first time eBay for Charity and PayPal Giving Fund have reserved all give at checkout slots for small charities for two weeks to help each winning charity raise more.

All you need to do to enter is provide a 90-character message by Friday 1st June following the format set out in our handy guide. Five winning charities will be picked from the entrants. Good luck!
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3. 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 2018
  • 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 £2.5 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 18th 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 Fundraising Day – Thursday, 21st 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.

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4. Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge

To celebrate Small Charity Week 2018 Localgiving are delighted to announce their Small Charity Week Challenge. Launching on Monday 18th June and running throughout the week, local charities and community groups will be entered into a competition with the chance to win one of 25 financial prizes to support their online fundraising efforts. To find out more about how to take part click here.

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5. Small charities communications conference – ticket giveaway

CharityComms, the membership network for UK charity communications professionals, is running its annual Small charities communications conference on 11 July in London. The event will feature sessions targeted at smaller charities’ key comms challenges, inspiring case studies of outstanding communications work on a budget, and structured networking to connect and learn from your peers. Find out more.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two tickets (worth £105+VAT each) on offer to FSI members please fill in this form by 23rd June at midnight.

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6. Fundraising Resources:

The Great Big Small Charity Quiz Download Pack 2018
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz  is back for 2018! This annual quiz is a great resource to use for your own Small Charity Week fundraising event, and has become a tradition among many of the small charities the FSI work with. Download the quiz to get fundraising

Community Fundraising Guide
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 Community Fundraising Guide for free.

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!

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Small Charity Week’s media partner is 

Civil Society Media is home to Charity Finance, Governance & Leadership and Fundraising Magazine, and brings you all the news from the charity sector, which you can choose to have delivered daily to your inbox, completely free.

Charity Finance is packed with technical articles and analysis of the latest financial trends, as well as in-depth briefings on technical and legal changes, and benchmarking surveys to help busy charity FDs get value for money.

Governance & Leadership helps charity trustees and leaders on their journey from good practice to best practice, and is full of practical advice about developing skills, managing staff, and complying with your legal duties.

Fundraising Magazine offers a unique service for charity fundraisers: insight into the most successful campaigns, the most effective techniques, and the most innovative tools – everything

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