Key facts about fundraising

Fundraising has many benefits:

  • It is unrestricted income (in most cases)
  • It can be used to support core costs
  • It is sustainable
  • For every cause there are potential donors
  • Many forms of fundraising have excellent ROI (Return On Investment)

For those new to fundraising it can be difficult to know where to start. It can also be hard to persuade everyone in your organisation, including the board, staff and volunteers, of the value of fundraising and the need to invest staff, time and money in order to reap long term benefits. 

We can provide you with the training, advice and support to get everyone in your organisation - trustees, staff and volunteers - on board with fundraising and to maximise its potential.

However you decide to raise funds you should ensure that you comply with the Fundraising Regulator's Code of Fundraising Practice which provides a guide to the law and best practice for fundraising activity. 

Fundraising organisations have a duty of care to ensure that the trust invested in them by the public is maintained and you can show your commitment to this by registering with the Fundraising Regulator.  The Fundraising Regulator is the independent self-regulatory body for UK fundraising.  By becoming a member of the Fundraising Regulator you can demonstrate adherence to the Code of Fundraising Practice, providing trust and credibility to your supporters.