• How Do You Get Your Charity News?

    22 October 2015

    We want to better understand how you get your charity news - from which publications, and through which sources.

    Please take a moment to complete our reader's survey.

    We'll also enter you into our prize draw for a ticket to Third Sector's High Impact Conference on 17th November 2015 in London (tickets worth up to £425 ex. VAT!). 

    More information on High Impact here -

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  • How To Enhance and Amplify Your Online Fundraising Potential

    14 October 2015

    47% of donors give up before they have made a donation because their online journey is not intuitive or engaging¹.

    Nearly half of supporters who make the effort to visit a charity’s website to donate are dissuaded from doing so due to poor design. Today’s digital savvy supporters demand an effortless and consistent experience, which includes functionality across devices and different touchpoints.

    Third Sector Insight, in partnership with Raising IT, bring you this webinar examining the necessary ingredients to create an optimised and standout online presence for your charity.

    Tune in to discover:

    •           Strategies to convert online visitors into donors
    •           The secrets to achieving an engaging and user-friendly online presence on all devices
    •           The online supporter’s journey, from awareness to donation


    Mike Ruffles, Digital and Social Media Manager, Virgin Startup
    Tom Latchford, CEO, Raising IT
    Sponsored by: vendor/raising-it
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  • Charity Digital Study 2015

    02 September 2015

    How do the general public interact with charities online?

    Third Sector has partnered with Harris Interactive to launch the inaugural Charity Digital Study, which provides comprehensive insight into the public's digital experience from both a website and social media perspective. Covering 2,000 UK social media users, this study looks at the giving habits, behaviours and perceptions of this ever-growing, and ever-changing, audience.

    From the "no makeup selfie" to the "ice bucket challenge", the digital strategy of your charity has never been so important. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or any of the other seemingly endless channels to potential donors, it’s vital to understand your audience, and the journey that they experience.

    Whether your charity is looking to target young or old, male or female, or a broader audience, the Charity Digital Study provides a fascinating number of insights into your target demographics, including:

    • How you interact with a charity both offline and online, and the frequency of doing so
    • Which charities do you interact with, why, and what are you looking for?
    • How do you donate to charities – Online and offline methods, and how often
    • Social media and attitudes to technology

    Download the preview of this report now and we'll be in touch to share some more information on the full report.

    Or, to discuss the full report, please contact Daniel Jenkins (

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  • How To Create Fundraising and Engagement Opportunities Through An Integrated Digital Footprint

    22 June 2015

    The potential to engage supporters in increasingly effective and direct ways has never been greater, with a charity’s website able to be right at the heart of excellent supporter experiences. 

    There are a large number of digital channels and tools available that can be part of the solution. However, with so many channels it can be a challenge for charities to ensure a consistent online presence and create a seamless experience that realises fundraising and engagement opportunities.. 

    Third Sector Insight¸ in partnership with Raising IT conducted an exclusive survey with 228 charity professionals to discover the challenges and how charities are approaching building their website against this backdrop.

    Click below to download the report now.

    Sponsored by: vendor/raising-it
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  • Transform Your Fundraising: Boosting Engagement and Donations Through Mobility

    06 October 2014

    For charities, revenue through digital channels is growing at 13.5% annually¹. In this time of funding cuts, adopting a digital presence is an opportunity that charities cannot afford to miss. 

    Moreover, a comprehensive digital strategy offers charities more than just another fundraising channel. It is a chance to capture valuable data, enhance supporter engagement and gain actionable insights for future campaigns.

    In association with POWA, Third Sector Insight conducted a survey of 270 charities to research how engagement and donations could be increased through mobility.

    Click below to download the report, which includes all the results, as well as supporting commentary from industry leaders and digital innovators working within the charity sector.

    ¹ Blackbaud's The Charitable Giving Report 2013

    Sponsored by: vendor/powa
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  • Charity IT: Challenges and Opportunities

    19 September 2014

    The evolving economic and political landscape means that charities are under increasing pressure to improve operational efficiency, increase ways to engage supporters and improve transparency.

    At Third Sector, in association with MSM Software, we’re researching the key challenges facing charities today and whether technology can be utilised to overcome them.

    We'd be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our survey and as a thank you we will:

    - Send you a copy of the survey results to see the industry data 

    - Enter you into a prize draw to win a free ticket to a Third Sector conference, terms and conditions apply*

    *In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here. Entries for the survey and prize draw close 30th November 2014.

    Sponsored by: vendor/msm-software
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  • Digital Donor Journey: From Supporter Care To Advocacy

    01 July 2013

    Digital developments, such as the growth of social media and innovative web services, have rewritten the way in which charities interact with their donors and supporters. Evolving with today’s digital patterns means that you can demonstrably grow your funding streams. So how do you currently engage with your supporters? With the right level of support and care, how can you transform them into loyal advocates and donors?  

    Take part in this short 11 question survey and…

    • Be in with a chance to win a Kindle Fire*
    • Receive the results to the survey to see where your peers stand in comparison

    *In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here Entries close 11.59pm on September 15th 2013.

    11 questions
    Sponsored by: vendor/connect-assist
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  • How to Boost Collaboration, Supporter Engagement, and the Charity's Bottom Line

    25 April 2013

    The world is globalised, and to operate in a global environment charities need to collaborate across borders, communicate effectively with stakeholders and supporters, and develop their fundraising strategies to include mobile and digital as core elements.

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace charities must up their game. Tune into this Third Sector webinar to hear key strategies for:

    • Developing fundraising strategies: Charities must adapt to stay ahead of the competition and survive.
    • Drive up productivity and drive down expenditure. How to do more with less.
    • Streamlining collaboration both inside the organisation. Hear a case study from Liz Wilson, Director of Finance and Operations at Tenovus, on how they did so.

    Joel Trotman, Account Manager, ThankQ from Access Group
    Liz Wilson, Director of Finance & Operations, Tenovus
    Sponsored by: vendor/access-group
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  • Predicting Future Donor Behaviour to Maximise Funds

    19 June 2012

    The majority of traditional charity donors are over 60, but there numbers are plummeting, and young people are disenfranchised with the message put out by many charities. Obviously the current system is flawed.

    A better understanding of your potential donors has a surprisingly positive effect on your fundraising. This expert report looks at techniques to achieve a better understanding, then provides insights into attracting ideal donors, retaining them, and increasing contributions.

    9 pages
    Sponsored by: vendor/ibm
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  • Social Media In The Spotlight

    10 May 2012

    In the current economic climate, is your charity making the most of social media to raise awareness of your cause, build a community, gather support, and drive donations?

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