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How can one tiny tick box cost charities millions?
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How can one tiny tick box cost charities millions?

Answer: When it’s a Gift Aid tick box! Did you know that according to the latest findings by HM Revenue and Customs a staggering 200,000 charities didn’t add a Gift Aid tick box to their donation appeals, and as such have lost out on an eye watering £600 million (yes that’s right, six hundred million...

Charities Missing Out on Crucial SME Donations
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Charities Missing Out on Crucial SME Donations

In recently released research, by Work for Good, it has been discovered that nearly half of UK charities are missing out on crucial support and funding by SME businesses. Work for Good, a giving platform that matches charities to SMEs, has found that around 60% of small to medium sized enterprise businesses make regular charitable...

So you’re finally GDPR ready, what’s next?
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So you’re finally GDPR ready, what’s next?

Telephone Fundraising of course. Congratulations the day is finally here. The arrival of new data protection legislation is surely being met with joy throughout the land (at the very least our inboxes are a little lighter both professionally and personally). For Purity Fundraising our first 9 months in business have been proudly spent helping our...

Practice what we preach
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Practice what we preach

The third sector has been riddled with bad press of late. Sadly, mud sticks in our industry; taking far longer to become yesterday’s ‘fish and chip’ paper. The public put their trust and hope in charities – helping to do good, to improve and empower those less fortunate. Donations, whether they are monthly direct debits,...

It’s time for the ‘good guys’ to stand up and be counted!
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It’s time for the ‘good guys’ to stand up and be counted!

Yet more bad press damaging the third sector! Sadly again this week (w/c 14th May) we hear of another third sector CEO charged with criminal activity, defrauding a high profile charity. This time, a court found former CEO, from 2007 to 2015, John Br iers, guilty of stealing £700,000 from Age UK Concern. The third...

Beautiful things come from nothing…
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Beautiful things come from nothing…

Prior to our arrival in Ghana, word had gone out to local schools that the Kicking Off tournament would be taking place on 17th February, and schools within a 50km radius were invited to apply. We were delighted to receive a staggering 28 applications, however, we had the difficult task of selecting just 8 to...

An inspirational week in Ghana
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An inspirational week in Ghana

As a trustee for charity Kicking Off, I’ve spent the last 7 days with the team in Ghana helping empower local communities through football. We arrived late evening into a very hot and dusty Accra and were delighted to find a bus driver waiting for us. Over an hour later we were still waiting for...

New Years message from the CEO
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New Years message from the CEO

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 2017 was an outstanding first year for Purity Fundraising with 88 % of our campaign targets smashed and our fundraisers raising over £1 million pounds for amazing causes (and a complaint rate of just 0.0001%!). It’s hard to believe an idea imagined on a wing and a prayer in a Brighton...