Fundraising Day

Thursday 20th June

Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. Fundraising Day 2019 will take place on the 20th June with plenty of free events, initiatives and resources for your charity to have engaged with.

1. The FSI Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2019
2. CAF’s Small Charity Week Competition
3. Win a year membership to the Lucidity Network
4. Win a year membership to Remember A Charity
5. Win a free ticket to Small charities communications conference 2019
6. Fundraising Resources

1. The FSI Fundraising Conference: Sharing the Best 2019

The Fundraising Conference will take place during Small Charity Week on Thursday 20th June.  The conference will give small charities the chance to access learning from experts on a range of different topics, including:

  • Plenary Speaker – Relationship-based Fundraising – Jhumar Johnson, Director of Development at Open University
  • Digital Fundraising – Rachel Smith, UK Director of Global Giving
  • Developing Your Fundraising Strategy, Amber Shotton, Head of Accredited Learning, The FSI
  • Stewardship: the secret ingredient – Dana Segal, MC Consulting plus case studies from small charities Tibet Relief Fund, Word Forest, Cockpit Arts, and Arts Emergency
  • Dealing with Trusts & Foundations – expert trust fundraiser David Burgess takes us through his do’s and don’ts
  • Corporate Relationships Panel – hear from Aviva, Microsoft, Travers Smith LLP and SOS Children’s Villages on what makes a good partnership

Date: Thursday 20th June
Venue: Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: £25. On booking you will need to pay £50 as a deposit when you book. We will refund the deposit, retaining a £25 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 million.

2. CAF’s Small Charity Week Competition – CLOSED

CAF is delighted to be the headline sponsor of Fundraising Day during Small Charity Week (17-22 June). And they want to encourage more small charities to fundraise online. So they’re offering members of the Foundation for Social Improvement the chance to win £750 when they set up a fundraising campaign on their donation platform, CAF Donate. It’s free to sign up to CAF Donate and there are no monthly fees. 

CAF will be announcing the winners on Fundraising Day 20th June!

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 @SCWeek2019 on Twitter.

3. Win a year membership of the Lucidity Network

Fundraising success involves a lot of moving parts. It involves building relationships, great tenacity and when you get a ‘no’ the ability to dust yourself off and get back up again. In a small organisation it can feel relentless. The Lucidity Network is a professional development network offering practical toolkits as well as a network of expertise and support to give you the confidence to get the fundraising results you want.

Tell them the fundraising challenge you’d like help solving to win a years membership (worth £490).

Closes midday Friday 21 June, winners announced Monday 24 June.

Find out more about Lucidity.

4. 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 campaign that promotes your charity as a member
  • Profile raising opportunities for your charity including a dedicated page on
  • Partnerships with the Will-writing sector
  • Participation in Remember A Charity Week, September 2019
  • 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 £2.85 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 17th 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, 20th June

5. Win a free ticket to Small charities communications conference 2019

CharityComms Small charities communications conference on 10 July is an annual event dedicated to meet the needs identified by their research:

    • Breakout sessions on the areas small charities comms staff have told them you most need help with: media relations, strategy, branding and digital skills
    • Structured peer-to-peer learning and exchange
    • Quick-fire case studies showcasing great comms work on a shoestring.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two free tickets to the conference (value £105+VAT each), just fill in this survey.

Closing date 10 June – winners will be contacted on 17 June.

6. Fundraising Resources

The Great Big Small Charity Quiz Download Pack 2019
The Great Big Small Charity Quiz is back for 2019! 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!

Small Charity Week is sponsored by Aviva

For over 300 years, we’ve been in the business of planning ahead to help our customers feel more certain about their future. Now, we’re helping many small charities and community groups face the future with greater confidence by sharing skills, providing funding and creating connections. Visit our website for more information.

Fundraising Day is sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation

CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) is a charity and for more than 90 years we’ve been helping charities like yours to do more good. CAF Donate is our fundraising tool for charities – it’s simple to use and supports you at each stage of your fundraising campaigns. Find out about CAF Donate and other ways we can help your charity at

The Fundraising Conference is supported by venue partner King’s College London.


If you are interested in sponsoring Small Charity Week 2019, please contact

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