• How To Enhance and Amplify Your Online Fundraising Potential

    14 October 2015

    47% of donors give up before they have made a donation because their online journey is not intuitive or engaging¹.

    Nearly half of supporters who make the effort to visit a charity’s website to donate are dissuaded from doing so due to poor design. Today’s digital savvy supporters demand an effortless and consistent experience, which includes functionality across devices and different touchpoints.

    Third Sector Insight, in partnership with Raising IT, bring you this webinar examining the necessary ingredients to create an optimised and standout online presence for your charity.

    Tune in to discover:

    •           Strategies to convert online visitors into donors
    •           The secrets to achieving an engaging and user-friendly online presence on all devices
    •           The online supporter’s journey, from awareness to donation

    ¹ http://www.nomensa.com/insights/creating-perfect-donation-experience

    Mike Ruffles, Digital and Social Media Manager, Virgin Startup
    Tom Latchford, CEO, Raising IT
    Sponsored by: vendor/raising-it
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  • Sustainable And Ethical Investment: Risks And Rewards

    25 June 2014

    With funding cuts, low interest rates and dwindling donations, the investment debate is dominating charity finance as a means to manage funds and secure new income. A small number of well-resourced charities are exploring the options and reaping the rewards but for many others, this prospect is unclear and daunting.

    What are the different investment options available? Isn’t investment risky? Does it match our ethical values? How can we get good returns?

    In this live webinar we will discuss sustainable and ethical investment strategies, exploring the benefits to each in order to help you create the best approach for your organisation.

    Tune in for answers to your key questions:

    • What is sustainable investment; what is ethical investment and why should we consider them?
    • How can the right investment strategy drive growth and income?
    • How can we balance sustainable and ethical investments with future high returns?
    • How can sustainable investment offer downside risk protection?

    Alan Bunce, Head of Institutional Business Development Direct, Royal London Asset Management
    Mike Fox, Head of Sustainable Funds, Royal London Asset Management
    Rohan Hewavisenti , Director of Finance and Business Development, , British Red Cross
    Moderated by Alex Whitson, Director, Third Sector Insight
    60 minutes
    Sponsored by: vendor/royal-london-asset-management
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  • Driving Value Through Effective Monitoring And Evaluation

    21 November 2013

    Amid government cuts and increased competition, charities are under mounting pressure to demonstrate outcomes and prove their worth to donors and society.

    But for many, monitoring and evaluation is a daunting process. How complex is it? Is it time intensive? How much is it going to cost?

    Whatever your size or budget, tune into this live webinar where we will explore how you can effectively manage, monitor and evidence your activity to boost value and improve performance. Our expert speakers will provide actionable insights and answers to your key questions.

    • Demystifying monitoring and evaluation: what’s involved, how does it work and how can it drive value?
    • Understand the rewards and challenges associated with creating a tailored impact measurement system for your organisation
    • Learn how to evidence your success, demonstrate outcomes and attract more funding

    Lindsey Horsfield, Head of Research, The Homeless FA
    Pete Fitzboydon, Director of Business Operations, Football Foundation
    Peter Taylor, Professor of Sports Economics, Sheffield Hallam University
    Moderated by Georgia Cockerell, Head of Content, Third Sector Insight
    60 minutes
    Sponsored by: vendor/upshot
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  • Charities Need to be More Financially Transparent: Discuss

    13 June 2013

    Research indicates that 61% of donors think charities don't spend enough on their cause. And 33% are put off by bad publicity about the charity sector*.

    Charities wanting to engage supporters and maintain/increase income need to be transparent in their activities, in order to gain confidence and trust from their donors and supporters.

    Tune into this Third Sector webinar for key strategies to:

    1) Develop best practices for maintaining transparency as a core value;
    2) Discover the role transparency plays in attracting donors and corporate partners;
    3) Understand how transparency affects the public perception of your charity.
    4) Hear a case study from Self Help Africa on how they implemented a worldwide reporting solution that enabled transparency to donors and greater visibility at Head Office.

    *Report by NFP Synergy (December 2012)

    Alison Cowan, Global Finance Manager, Self Help Africa
    Isaac Dwek, Charity Specialist, PS Financials
    Nicola Dodd, Head of PR and Social Media, Cancer Research UK
    Sponsored by: vendor/ps-financials
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  • Post Games Volunteers and Their Wider Role Within Your Charity

    23 May 2013

    Off the back of the Olympics in London, 2012 was the year of the volunteer – especially amongst young people. Attracting engaging and retaining these individuals is not easy, but huge dividends are payable to anyone who does it well.

    Volunteers are often public facing and essential to the service provision, fundraising, and brand image of charities, but hanging onto them requires a plan. Tune into this Third Sector webinar to hear top tips for:

    * Retaining your best volunteers through personal development programmes;
    * Making advancements in service provision and driving positive social impact, PR, or fundraising opportunities through effective volunteer engagement;
    * Improve transparency and support structures through having a comprehensive overview of every volunteer’s activities.

    This webinar is essential for anyone working within a charity supported by volunteers.

    Tiger de Souza, Head of Volunteering, NSPCC
    Sponsored by: vendor/msm-software
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  • How to Boost Collaboration, Supporter Engagement, and the Charity's Bottom Line

    25 April 2013

    The world is globalised, and to operate in a global environment charities need to collaborate across borders, communicate effectively with stakeholders and supporters, and develop their fundraising strategies to include mobile and digital as core elements.

    In an increasingly competitive marketplace charities must up their game. Tune into this Third Sector webinar to hear key strategies for:

    • Developing fundraising strategies: Charities must adapt to stay ahead of the competition and survive.
    • Drive up productivity and drive down expenditure. How to do more with less.
    • Streamlining collaboration both inside the organisation. Hear a case study from Liz Wilson, Director of Finance and Operations at Tenovus, on how they did so.

    Joel Trotman, Account Manager, ThankQ from Access Group
    Liz Wilson, Director of Finance & Operations, Tenovus
    Sponsored by: vendor/access-group
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  • The Risks and Rewards of Charity Mergers

    09 November 2012

    Rightly or wrongly, in recent years there has been an increasing school of thought that there are too many charities and that resources and funds are not going as far as they could. This has led to many people, both in and outside government, asking why there is not an increase in successful, strategic charity mergers. But is this a fair question and, if so, what is the best answer?

    Third Sector’s upcoming live webcast asks our panel of experts:

    • Why should two charities merge? And when are alternatives, such as strong partnerships, a better option?
    • What is the business case for a merger? How can they be used to effectively reduce costs, pool resources and improve services?
    • Mergers effect everyone involved with the charity, from employees to end users, how should the concerns of different stakeholders be addressed to maintain trust and support?
    • Is it possible to maintain the identity and history of both charities in the years after a merger?

    There will also be in depth case studies from charities that have merged, providing essential insights into best practice for any organisations considering merging or not wishing to rule it out for the future.

    Andrew Cozens CBE, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Carers Trust
    Rupert Joce, Senior Technical Underwriter, Markel Insurance
    Tom Wright CBE, Group Chief Executive, Age UK
    Viv Evans OBE, Chief Executive, Adfam
    Moderated by Alex Whitson, Director, Third Sector Insight
    Sponsored by: vendor/markel
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  • Help Secure Your Charity's Future By Intelligent Investing

    18 October 2012

    With so much economic uncertainty tune in to Third Sector’s upcoming webcast to hear how to make your charities investments work harder now and into the future:

    - What is the financial outlook for charities? With interest rates low is investing the way forward? Or does it carry too much risk?

    - Gain proven tips to ensure that you mitigate the risks to your charity and drive profits in the years ahead

    - Evolve your investment strategy to drive maximum value from your funds – bolstering your cause and help deliver on your mission

    Bish Limbu, Fund Manager, Octopus Investments
    Mark Morford, Product Manager, Investments, CAF
    Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
    Moderated by Alex Whitson, Director, Third Sector Insight
    Sponsored by: vendor/caf
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