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Tips and advice for charity fundraisers.

Webinar: Be awesome on Instagram

Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how your charity can get the most out of Instagram.

Watch the Instagram webinar

Fundraising Fundamentals

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

Explore our fundraising guide
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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.

  • Fundraising Fundamentals

    Fundraising Fundamentals

    From understanding donors to planning an omnichannel approach, our four-part guide will help you put the foundations in place for an effective fundraising strategy.
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    CAF UK Giving 2019

    Our UK Giving report is the largest multi-year study of giving behaviour in the UK. This year we've found that the key measures of giving to charity are on a downward path. Read the report to find out what's going on.
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    How common is online donating?

    Take a look at April's UK Giving infographic to find out how many donors made an online donation in 2018. And see the proportion of people who donated or sponsored someone this month.
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    Six tips to boost online donations

    Your charity's website is an important tool for raising funds. We've put together some top tips to help you drive donations online.
  • Social media

    Webinar: Be awesome on Instagram

    Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how your charity can get the most out of Instagram.

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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