Shelter would like you to suit yourself at branches of Austin Reed and help raise money for their work with the homeless and badly housed people. During the National Suit X-Change, which runs between 1 and 25 October 1998, you can take any old suit into a branch of the outfitters and receive up to £50 off the price of a new suit.
In February this year UK Fundraising reported on the murder of a child involved in house-to-house fundraising for their school in the US. A couple in Virginia have now set up a fundraising Web site to help reduce the need for children to raise funds by knocking door-to-door.
Innovative and successful Scottish fundraisers were honoured on 8th October at the Scottish Fundraising Awards ceremony in Glasgow. Charities large and small were presented with awards and commendations for fundraising campaigns launched over the past year. UK Fundraising's Howard Lake was at the Awards. Read his report.
Some people don't like receiving fundraising appeals via telephone. Some people object to any sales message being delivered in the privacy of their own home. And some of these people are sharing their dislike in a rather practical way.
The first Internet fundraising seminars took place in the UK just three years ago at the end of 1995. Now, this year's Professional Fundraising Conference and Show is being sponsored by an e-commerce solutions company that serves charities. eCharity.com was launched earlier this year by the MM Group.
Guidestar, the huge Web resource for nonprofits in the US and internationally, has been awarded over $3.5 million to extend and enhance its information services. Grants have been awarded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, the Rockerfeller Brothers Fund, and the Philanthropic Collaborative.