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Charity Jobs: Where are the opportunities?

Charity Jobs: Where are the opportunities? | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Charity Jobs and Third Sector Jobs: what opportunities are there?

If you are thinking about charity jobs, think why: for them, and for you. In part it is about skills application, but in part it is also about ethics. It's a serious sector now, so take job application in the area seriously as well.

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How do you look after your volunteers? Are they motivated, enthusiastic and want to become more involved?

How do you look after your volunteers? Are they motivated, enthusiastic and want to become more involved? | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

'Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in." Marjorie Moore

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Altruism and the Third Sector..it’s a win win.

Moving into the Third Sector as a fundraiser has brought multiple benefits. Not only has it allowed me to earn a living raising much needed funds for some great charities (currently No Limits, The Abingdon Bridge, Winchester YMCA, Breakout Youth) but it has also allowed me to have a better understanding  of others and changed some  stereotypical thoughts.

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Good and outstanding leadership: what's the difference?

Good and outstanding leadership: what's the difference? | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

The challenges faced by organisations and society have always required leadership that can engage people and their talents and innovation. Within the context of the post-banking crisis economic environment, a radical move is needed to embrace new approaches to leadership by the majority of organisations and managers – rather than the continued emphasis on the beliefs and behaviours which have eroded trust and led to a tightening of hierarchy and control in many places of work.

In 2010 The Work Foundation published research findings into the distinctions between good and outstanding leadership in terms of both the underlying philosophies and the (sometimes subtle) behaviours practised by some of the most impactful leaders in six successful organisations (including Tesco, Unilever and BAE systems).

Here are five of the key distinctions.

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82% of charity workforce are volunteers. Long Live Volunteers!

82% of charity workforce are volunteers. Long Live Volunteers! | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

 

Charities could not operate without volunteers!

@Ivo.Org 'Latest statistics from the Charity Commission for England and Wales show that 82% of people that worked for charities in the past year were volunteers.

The Commission's annual return for 2011 shows that there were a total of 179,719 registered charities in England and Wales. Between them they employed 828,009 paid employees and involved 2,894,340 volunteers which represents 62% of the total workforce. This figure rises to 82% when you include the 941,465 trustees that voluntarily govern charity boards.'

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Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money?

Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money? | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

An article in the Guardian, 'Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money?' has once again shown that a few hundred charities account for almost half of the total income of all charities in the UK. The next 4,000 or so largest charities, with incomes of between £1m and £10m a year still represent  less than 3% of the total charities. In contrast the majority of charities (54%) are very small, local volunteer-run organisations with less than £10,000 a year coming in.

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Young homeless people suffer increased mental and physical health problems | Children & Young People Now

Young homeless people suffer increased mental and physical health problems | Children & Young People Now | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

More research shows that young homeless people are twice as likely to suffer depression, and more than four times as likely to have been admitted to hospital for a health problem than their non-homeless peers, research has found.

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Old or young, the issues can be (frighteningly) very similar!

Old or young, the issues can be (frighteningly) very similar! | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Confusion, low self esteem, isolation, loneliness, frightened, mental health issues, little or no support, outlook bleak. All of these issues and conditions apply to two very different groups: the young and those who are older people.

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Kicking out youth deprivation

The UK is one of the world's most developed economies but, as Alexandra Topping reports, nearly 4 million children are living in poverty. What can be done to improve their life chances?

Child poverty is a term so often used – frequently by politicians in unmemorable speeches – that there is a risk that it has lost its power to shock. We are told that 30% of children in the UK live in poverty, but what does that mean?

For millions of children it means living in inadequate, cramped housing, having a poor diet and living in a family crippled by debt. But it also means having constricted life chances, a limited horizon.

A University of York report commissioned by Peabody, which provided the focus of the roundtable discussion, suggested that concern about poverty of opportunity was shared by frontline workers and the parents of children growing up in poverty, but that practical interventions – such as tackling crime and providing decent employment – could make a real difference. More at http://www.york.ac.uk/media/chp/documents/2012/Peabodyfull.pdf

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JustGiving raises £1 billion

JustGiving raises £1 billion | Charityadviser | Scoop.it
Online fundraising service JustGiving has now helped individuals raise over £1 billion for charity since it was established in 2001.
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SOFII | The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration

SOFII | The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

The SOFII collection aims to be the most comprehensive, best organised, and most inspiring collection of fundraising related content from around the world.

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£9.49 per £1.00 Invested…a great return for any business (or charity!)

£9.49 per £1.00 Invested…a great return for any business (or charity!) | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

£9.49 per £1.00 invested…a great return for any business (or charity!)

Over the last few months there has been discussions and interest about the return on investment made by different types of charity fundraising. Charity fundraisers are being asked to raise more and more money, for lower and lower net costs.

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Can Pinterest help your charity? | World of Difference News

Can Pinterest help your charity? | World of Difference News | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Pinterest is one of the latest social networking
sites, following hot on the heels of Facebook and Twitter. With Pinterest, however, it’s more about sharing the things you love. As such, it’s the perfect medium for helping your charity. Read on to find out how your can use Pinterest to your advantage.

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Improving your fundraising hit-rate

Improving your fundraising hit-rate | Charityadviser | Scoop.it
It's worth checking the success rate of funding applications, says Caroline Fiennes from Giving Evidence...
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Nonprofit Communication Trends 2012 (Infographic)

Nonprofit Communication Trends 2012 (Infographic) | Charityadviser | Scoop.it
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How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media?

How Many Hours Per Week Should Your Nonprofit Invest in Social Media? | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

How much time and effort should a charity put into socialmedia? An excerpt from Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits  helps explore the time commitment necessary to create and sustain a comprehensive social media stategy for your charity.

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UK business needs new commitment to give more to charities, says report

UK business needs new commitment to give more to charities, says report | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

UK business needs a new commitment to give more to communities and
charities
Profile of corporate giving shows cash giving from UK companies
falling with more opting for in-kind giving.A new report summarising the
state of affairs in UK corporate giving during a time of economic turbulence has
been published online.UK corporate citizenship in the 21st
century, produced by Cass Business School and the Directory of Social
Change, provides a detailed overview of the latest trends across the UK
corporate giving sector.

Andrew Holt Charity Times

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How charities can diversify their income streams

How charities can diversify their income streams | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Many charities are rethinking their financial model and exploring more sustainable options. This is so important for all charities, big or small, to think about ways of increasing their funding streams including community fundraising, individual donors, social media, trusts and businesses. Nowadays you cannot rely on prior funding opportunities as they may dry up!

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Managing Fundraisers: The essential guide to recruiting, developing & retaining fundraising talent - Institute of Fundraising

Managing Fundraisers: The essential guide to recruiting, developing & retaining fundraising talent - Institute of Fundraising | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

The Institute of Fundraising has produced a publication entitled ' Managing Fundraisers: The essential guide to recruiting, developing & retaining fundraising talent'.The guide is designed to provide advice, tools, techniques and templates to implement best practice within your organisation.Structured to offer managers insight into each aspect of the Human Resources cycle, they have sought input from successful organisations, large and small, that have a track record of excellent fundraising.

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How to get ahead in... digital fundraising

How to get ahead in... digital fundraising | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

As charities begin to realise the potential that new technology can bring to fundraising, a new fundraising role of digital fundraiser is starting to emerge especially in individual giving

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High fundraising standards 'most important factor in building trust' | Third Sector

High fundraising standards 'most important factor in building trust' | Third Sector | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Poll by nfpSynergy finds the least important factors to be celebrity endorsement and television advertising

Knowing that a charity maintains high standards in fundraising is the most important factor in generating trust, according to a survey by nfpSynergy.

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Charities in crisis as austerity bites - FT.com

Charities in crisis as austerity bites - FT.com | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

'Charities are shedding jobs at double the rate of the public sector as many voluntary organisations face deepening financial distress as a result of recession, cuts in government spending and rising costs.

The voluntary sector shed 70,000 jobs in the year to September 2011, according to analysis of employment data by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), an umbrella group for the charitable sector.'

'The sector’s woes will deal a blow to David Cameron’s “Big Society” project, which envisaged “a massive transfer of power from Whitehall to local communities” by empowering charities and volunteering.' From FT.com - UK Politics & Policy

See more at http://on.ft.com/HD86n9

 

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Mentoring, a powerful tool: From boys to men: how mentoring is smoothing the road to adulthood

Mentoring, a powerful tool: From boys to men: how mentoring is smoothing the road to adulthood | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Mentoring can be a very powerful tool. Brighton-based charity 'A Band of Brothers' brings together youngsters with older men in the community to provide positive role
models. This approach is not new. However for disaffected young people it can
be a great way forward. I work with a youth charity, No Limits. They are developing a
community led mentoring programme ' Bright Beginnings' that uses volunteers to help and support those young parents in Southampton  that perhaps have never had or experienced a positive parenting role. More about No Limits at http://www.nolimitshelp.org.uk

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What's Working in Digital Non-Profit Fundraising [INFOGRAPHIC]

What's Working in Digital Non-Profit Fundraising [INFOGRAPHIC] | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

On April 5, M+R Strategic Services, a public relations and communications firm working with leading non-profits, and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), a membership organization of non-profit professionals who use technology for their causes, will release their sixth annual eNonprofit Benchmarks Study of what is working today in online advocacy, fundraising and social networking.

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Donators are giving to their limit, says survey

Donators are giving to their limit, says survey | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

According to the results of the survey, commissioned by the Institute of Fundraising, as many as 43% of people questioned felt they were already giving as much as they could afford, and have cited having a higher income and earning more money as the biggest factor that would encourage them to give more to charity.

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How to set up a metrics program

How to set up a metrics program | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Fantastic tips for what your nonprofit/charity can do to develop a metrics system and become a more data-driven organization.


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Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website | Charityadviser | Scoop.it

Non Profit Tech 2.0: With smartphones now outselling PCs and tablet sales surpassing even the most conservative of estimates, the majority of your nonprofit’s supporters will likely be browsing your website on mobile devices by 2013 – and unfortunately most nonprofits are not prepared for this dramatic shift in Web communications. That said, the following is a short excerpt from Chapter 9 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. The how-to of launching a mobile website and best practices for mobile design are covered in the book, however, they are also presented and elaborated upon in the upcoming webinar on Mobile Technology and Mobile Fundraising for Nonprofits.

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