• What challenges are charities currently facing in respect of donor funds held on deposit with banks?

    12 October 2017

    Achieving a good return on the funds generated by your donors and held on deposit with your bank is an important priority. Equally important is ensuring that your charity's funds are safeguarded from risk.

    Third Sector has partnered with Flagstone to understand the challenges that charities are facing in terms of being able to generate the best possible return on the cash they hold on deposit. We want to know how you feel about the returns you are currently getting on your charity's funds and the level of protection your deposits have. We're also keen to understand what you regard to be the key bariers to your charity achieving better returns and to reducing its risk exposure.

    We anticipate that the survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

    In return for your participation and valuable insight we'll enter you into a prize draw to win £100 in John Lewis vouchers and a donation of £100 to your charity. Entries for the survey and prize draw close on the 23rd of November. 

    *In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here

    Sponsored by: vendor/flagstone
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  • Protecting Your Charity’s Data

    18 February 2016

    Your charity holds a wealth of personal data about individuals; from staff and volunteers to supporters and end clients. This information is subject to the Data Protection Act.

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has already started an investigation into how the voluntary sector manages data and can impose fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Act.

    In addition, the increasing risk of cyber attack and serious organised crime is as relevant and concerning to charities as it is to any business – the voluntary sector may be seen as a soft target because of a perceived lack of security.

    Accepting responsibility for protecting your data is inescapable nowadays, but whose job is it to ensure its safety?

    Third Sector Insight has teamed up with Protective Intelligence – security specialists with long-standing experience in helping organisations in both the public and private sectors keep their data safe. By completing this survey, which is in the strictest confidence, we want to find out what you know about how your charity’s data is protected.

    The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time – and as a thank you, we will enter you into a prize draw for a pair of West End theatre tickets.

    * 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 31st March 2016.

    Sponsored by: vendor/protective-intelligence
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  • Are You Innovating with Online Fundraising?

    27 January 2015

    Only 2% of charities believe they are maximising the potential of online fundraising¹.

    In a survey of over 550 charities, Third Sector Insight in partnership with Virgin Money Giving, investigated the extent to which online fundraising is being embraced.

    Moreover, discover how online fundraising is not just for ad hoc campaigns, but can become an integral part of other strategies, such as e-commerce, in memory or regular giving.

    Download this paper now to benchmark your charity, plus gain insight from two successful online fundraising case studies, from Walking with the Wounded and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

    ¹ The Virgin Money Giving Third Sector Insight Digital Fundraising Report

    Sponsored by: vendor/virgin-money-giving
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  • Sustainable And Ethical Investment: Risks And Rewards

    25 June 2014

    With funding cuts, low interest rates and dwindling donations, the investment debate is dominating charity finance as a means to manage funds and secure new income. A small number of well-resourced charities are exploring the options and reaping the rewards but for many others, this prospect is unclear and daunting.

    What are the different investment options available? Isn’t investment risky? Does it match our ethical values? How can we get good returns?

    In this live webinar we will discuss sustainable and ethical investment strategies, exploring the benefits to each in order to help you create the best approach for your organisation.

    Tune in for answers to your key questions:

    • What is sustainable investment; what is ethical investment and why should we consider them?
    • How can the right investment strategy drive growth and income?
    • How can we balance sustainable and ethical investments with future high returns?
    • How can sustainable investment offer downside risk protection?

    Alan Bunce, Head of Institutional Business Development Direct, Royal London Asset Management
    Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Funds, Royal London Asset Management
    Rohan Hewavisenti , Director of Finance and Business Development, , British Red Cross
    Moderated by Alex Whitson, Director, Third Sector Insight
    60 minutes
    Sponsored by: vendor/royal-london-asset-management
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  • Transform Your Fundraising: Boosting Engagement And Donations Through Mobility

    06 June 2014

    Whether shopping, searching or streaming, today’s digitally savvy consumers have come to expect personalised and seamless online experiences on whatever device they choose to use.

    As a charity, your supporters are no different. With digital channels, a constant and consistent dialogue with supporters is not only possible but crucial to retention and expansion. Digital and mobile in particular, has opened new and exciting doors for charities to connect with supporters and increase donations. 

    Some charities are making strides here; integrating online with offline to enhance and streamline their fundraising strategies. Others still have a way to go. 

    So where are you in your journey? Are you using all the communications channels available to interact and engage with your supporters? Are you effectively collecting and analysing data to improve your fundraising and marketing strategies?

    At Third Sector, we’re researching current challenges and success stories in the sector. We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out our 12 question survey and as a thank you we will…

    • Send you a copy of the survey results to see where your peers stand in comparison

    • Send you a free copy of the expert report informed by the survey results offering insight on how to advance your fundraising and marketing

    • Enter you into a prize draw to win a free place at any upcoming Third Sector conference of your choice in the next 12 months

    • In taking part in this survey you agree to our terms and conditions, to view these click here. Entries close 30th September. 

    Sponsored by: vendor/powa
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  • Help Secure Your Charity's Future By Intelligent Investing

    18 October 2012

    With so much economic uncertainty tune in to Third Sector’s upcoming webcast to hear how to make your charities investments work harder now and into the future:

    - What is the financial outlook for charities? With interest rates low is investing the way forward? Or does it carry too much risk?

    - Gain proven tips to ensure that you mitigate the risks to your charity and drive profits in the years ahead

    - Evolve your investment strategy to drive maximum value from your funds – bolstering your cause and help deliver on your mission

    Bish Limbu, Fund Manager, Octopus Investments
    Mark Morford, Product Manager, Investments, CAF
    Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
    Moderated by Alex Whitson, Director, Third Sector Insight
    Sponsored by: vendor/caf
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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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  • UK Corporate Citizenship In The 21st Century

    08 June 2012

    This expert report asks 'What role should the private sector play in society?' Is it simply there to provide jobs, goods and services, and profit for shareholders? Historically not.

    This paper is essential reading for anyone wanting to further understand the wider role commercial organisations have played in the past and continue to play, reffered to as corporate citizenship. 

    20 pages
    Sponsored by: vendor/dsc
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