Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. Fundraising Day 2017 will take place on 22nd 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. The Small Charity Week eBay Auction – £2,000 match funding available!
3. Localgiving Match Funding Initiative – For one day only – doubling donations by up to £25!
4. Give At Checkout Competition – fundraise from eBay users
5. 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 2017
The Fundraising Conference will take place during Small Charity Week on 22nd June 2017. The free conference will give small charities the chance to access learning from experts in on a range of different topics.
You must be a member of the Foundation for Social Improvement to attend the conference. Eligibility is open to charities and community organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million.
Sign up to become a member to be one of the first to know when the conference launches.
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2. The Small Charity Week eBay Auction – Match Funding Available!
The Small Charity Week eBay Auction will be returning for 2017! eBay has more than 10 million active users in the UK, so it’s a great way to raise awareness and funding for your charity.
The Small Charity Week auction is run in partnership with PayPal Giving Fund, we deal with all of the administration around the auction whilst you keep all of 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!
Call on your celebrity supporters, patrons, corporates or anyone else you may know who can provide you with an appropriate auction item.
Whether you have already sourced some great items or you simply want to express your interest, 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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3. Local Giving Match Funding Initiative
Starting at 10am on Thursday 22nd June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25! The campaign will take place on Fundraising Day as part of Small Charity Week 2017, launching at 10:00 and running until the fund runs out, or 23:59 – whichever comes first. All members of Localgiving will be eligible to receive match funding through the campaign. What’s more, members of the FSI are eligible to claim a year’s free Localgiving membership, so sign up now to take part!
4. 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 2017, 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 all you need to do is submit a 90 character fundraising message. Just follow the full instructions set out in our handy guide to enter the competition. Good luck!
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5. Fundraising Resources
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz Download Pack 2017
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz is back for 2017! 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.
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.
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!
Provident’s primary social benefit is making financial products and services available in a responsible manner to those who are not well served by mainstream providers. Alongside this, we help the communities in which our customers live and work.
Through our Good Neighbour community investment programme we support projects tailored to meet the needs of our communities, through direct financial support, encouraging our people to volunteer and through employee matched fundraising.
Our approach enables us to support a range of grass roots community organisations across the UK and Ireland. So we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Small Charities Week in partnership with the FSI.