Striding out for Cancer Research

Team CJAM gathered in Colchester Castle Park on Sunday, together with hundreds of other women (and a few brave men) to complete the 2017 Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. The fair weather was a bonus, if a little warm for strenuous exercise, and the ‘going’ was dry. All in all, a great…

Sharing best practice – round up

David Hopkins, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Don’t underestimate the value of natural interaction: Two vehicles that work well in terms of the idea of sharing have been the physical hub model – i.e. where an organisation has created a shared space that charities can work out of, and the natural interaction that evolves through conversation and partnerships.

It’s important to bring charities together to share war stories, swap ideas and hear from others about new approaches. My experience has been that the value of these events – as a grant maker and as a participant – far outstrips the impact of newsletters, guidance notes, case studies as a means of stimulating new approaches.

Fundraising through iPads reaches new levels of sophistication

Raising funds for charity via iPads has hit the news pages again this summer as Fundraising Initiatives launched its new mobile-optimised, face-to-face fundraising solution to a packed audience of third sector professionals at the National Convention 2012. More than 2,000 delegates gathered to hear the latest in best practice techniques, with raising funds through iPads a hot topic of conversation.