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Tips and advice for charity fundraisers.

Webinar: Be awesome on Instagram

Is your charity using Instagram or thinking about joining the platform? In this webinar on 9 March we'll run through how charities can get the most out of the social media platform.

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Fundraising Fundamentals

Our new four-part guide will help you put the foundations in place for an effective fundraising strategy.

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The power of loving your donors

Taking wisdom from Frankie goes to Hollywood, our marketing manager, Ben, shares three ways you can harness 'the power of love' for your donors.

Read Ben's article

How we can help with your fundraising

We're a charity and for more than 90 years we've been helping charities to do more good. Here are some of the ways we can support your charity with your fundraising efforts.

Donation platform for charities

With CAF Donate, you can set up online donation pages, manage Direct Debits, process postal or phone donations, and run reports on your donations all in one place.

Learn more about CAF Donate

Advice and support

Our charity advisers can help you draw up plans to strengthen cash flow, decide which sources of funding offer the best potential and support you in developing a fundraising strategy to capitalise on these opportunities.

Learn more about how our advisers can help

Fundraising tips and best practice

Improve the effectiveness of your fundraising with these free resources.

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Increasing charity donations

We worked with the Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insights Team to test ways of increasing charity donations. Read about the results of the five trials.
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Your route to regular donations

Direct Debits accounted for 32% of donations to charity in 2017. If your charity is not set up to accept them you could be missing out on a regular source of funds. Our short guide shows you how easy it to set them up.
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Learn to build long-term relationships with your donors

In this on demand webinar acclaimed fundraiser Ken Burnett shares his advice on how to bulid long-term relationships with your donors.
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Planning your content

In this on demand webinar top digital marketer Matt Collins shares some tips on building a calendar to produce fresh and engaging content.
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How email can drive your charity's fundraising

In this on demand webinar digital expert Matt Collins will show you how charities are transforming their communications through email marketing, and how your charity can get the most from it.
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Give your donors the confidence to donate online

Find out how a few simple changes to your donation pages can give your supporters more confidence to donate online.
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How to find new donors

With a little thought you can build a loyal base of supporters for your charity. James Moon shares some top tips on where to start.
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Three social media trends to boost your charity's fundraising

Are you ready to step up your social media, or just need some ideas to freshen up your content. Here are three social media trends to boost your charity’s fundraising.

FUNDRAISING INSIGHT

Our research programme is focused on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy. Here's some of our latest insight on giving and fundraising.

Fundraising: an interview with Dan Fluskey

The Giving Thought Podcast is an exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society. In this episode, Rhodri Davies, Director of CAF's Giving Thought Think Tank, chats to Dan Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the UK's Institute of Fundraising. 

Listen to the interview

CAF UK Giving Report 2018

CAF UK Giving is a must-read for all fundraisers. You’ll find out who’s most likely to donate money, how much people donate and the best time of year to fundraise.

UK Giving Hub

Our UK Giving Hub is the home of our latest research into giving in the UK. You'll find insight into donor behaviour, including monthly infographics, to help you develop your fundraising strategies.

Fundraising stories

Need some inspiration for your next campaign? Take a look at these fundraising stories from our CAF Donate charities.

Hitching a lift to more donations

For a small charity, putting together a complex fundraising campaign can be daunting. See how Lifelites used its partnerships to raise £100k with a very unique idea.

Read about what they did

A winning league

With a team of just two people, find out how the award-winning Sporting Memories Foundation is able to raise the funds needed to recruit and train more volunteers.

Read about their work
BuildAid

Building a brighter future for vulnerable children

With the support of CAF Donate, BuildAid has been able to raise £23,000 to fund the Trinity Angels Orphanage in the Philippines.

Find out how

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