Direct marketing agency Whitewater is starting off 2008 by offering a new initiative to all its clients plus 10 new ones. It will undertake a donor acquisition campaign for each client but will only take its planning, creative and project management fees if the charity uses the creative a second time.
Fundraisers' salaries rose by an average of 4% during 2007, according to the latest annual Fundraising Salary Survey by fundraising recruitment specialist The Kage Partnership. The largest increases were enjoyed by direct marketers.
If you are dissatisfied with the service delivery of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, you can now use a new procedure, which includes an option for a 'light-touch' review of a case that does not qualify for a formal review under the Commission's Decision Review procedure.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is inviting proposals for the creation of an independent, multidisciplinary Research Centre for the Third Sector. In partnership with the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) and The Barrow Cadbury Trust, £10.25 million is available for the initiative as a whole, which includes "three Capacity Building Clusters" to support the Centre.
The next deadline for the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland is 11th January. The overall policy of the Foundation is to support underfunded charities which enable people, especially disadvantaged or disabled people, to play a fuller role in the community.
Lloyds TSB usually provides grants in the range of £1,000 to £6,000. This grant progamme will support:
The Christmas viral campaign to promote the new version of Everyclick.com's website has been named the first Adobe Website of the Day for 2008. The 'Santa Swing' gave users the chance to upload a picture of themselves and personal audio messages to become a dancing Santa that can be sent to friends.