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I am a Trustee of a small mental heath charity, based in Warwickshire. We have an fundraising event coming up that we have 8 brave young people swimming the channel. We are trying to get some corpora...
Alex Withers
Hi everyone We've got a team running the Royal Parks half this October. But we're oversubscribed with interest. I don't suppose anyone has places they might consider selling?! Thanks so much Abbie
Hi Can anyone give me tips on organising a raffle that is both online and sells printed tickets face to face at an event? Thanks Rebecca
Rebecca Gibson
With this year's London Marathon fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to create a designated space for any marathon-related queries or tips, so that everything's all in one place. Feel...
Hi everyone, I am new to this site. Our team is just planning our first ball to take place on 29/11/2024. I would welcome any tips. Also, feel free to share anything you wouldn't do again or would do...
Jill Gledhill
Can anyone help me find funding for our Wales only National Youth Work Organisation to have a stand initially at Pride - to buy marketing merchandise and pay for the stand? Approx. £2000 The aim is t...
Gayle Harris
Hi All, We have increased the number of Third-Party events places we have this year, but are struggling to fill them. Apart from posting on our socials, does anyone have any recommendations on how to...
Elle Hughes
Hi everyone Looking for recommendations for software providers for an online platform to be used alongside an in-person raffle. Thank you everyone!
Ginny Cullen
We are considering purchasing a card reader for donations at events. As well as transition fees, what else should we be considering? Could we also use it for selling raffle tickets at an event? I thi...
Sarah Clements
Hi everyone,  Do you know of any virtual or in-person networking events for charity event managers working on fundraising events? I'm based in London so London-based events are preferable!  Any onlin...
Becky Lawton
I can't find any specific rules around charity staff, trustees or volunteers buying tickets for raffles their charity is running.  Is it best for paid staff and trustees NOT to buy tickets as it's no...
Sarah Clements
I have recently joined a small charity which runs a 100 club with a monthly draw. The process to join feels very cumbersome and I wondered if anyone has found a digital means for people to join witho...
Angela Dakin
Hi all, Does anyone have any recommendations for suppliers of charity running vests? The run is in less than a month, so the suppliers would have to have a quick lead time (3 weeks max). We are based...
Eleanor McMahon
We are going to do a raffle this winter for our main campaign. Can anyone recommend where I can get the packs printed with raffle books included? TIA
Heather Weyman
Hi all,  I'm looking into using online forms to allow supporters to book tickets to events. We currently email across booking form that they fill in and email back to us so we're keen to streamline t...
Hi! We are looking at doing a raffle for our winter campaign as previous prize led comms have performed well. Has anyone got any experience of doing this in an offline or online format that they coul...
Heather Weyman
Hi, We've seen a drop in the number of unsolicited event participants choosing to run for us when they have an own place for an event. I'd be really interested to know if this is a sector-wide trend...
We've been donated some items which are going to be sold via auction.  Can I claim Gift Aid on the value the items sell for?  For clarity, these aren't going to be offered for auction at a fundraisin...
Michelle Hamilton
Hi there Can anyone give me their thoughts and experiences of auctions? We are hosting an event and have been given some rather super prizes, so want to auction them rather than raffle.   Ideally, we...
Michelle Hamilton
My charity is attending an event coming up in August at a lady's day at a race course, which we're the chosen charity for and we have a stand etc. We'll be giving out flip flops too for when the day...
Natasha Mills
Hi everyone Would be great to know if anyone has any experience hosting/managing high level auction events? Also, if it's the right time to host something like that? Look forward to your thoughts. Ra...
Rajwant Kaur Singh
Hi, We are planning a sponsored walk in London later in the year.  We have public liability insurance and we are planning to stay on public land - so shouldn't need a licence. We are not planning to...
Rory Innes
Events
If you’re looking for inspiration for this year’s events season, you’re in luck! Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s (GOSH) Charity, the 2023 TCS London Marathon Charity of the Year, have shared...
Can anyone recommend any networking events in London for fundraising professionals or specifically for those working in community/events fundraising? Can be anything ranging from informal gatherings...
Claudia Sandu
Evening all,  We're a newly formed mental health charity looking to host a launch in London in May / June time. Has anyone had experience of venue's in London who would help support charities with ro...
Leila Hobart
Hi everyone, In the run up to 23/24 our charity is working to select a new CRM for fundraising as part of our strategy for the next financial year.  We want it to be a comprehensive CRM that will hop...
A CharityConnect User
Hi everyone, we have a couple of amazing prizes that we would like to open up to the rest of the UK. What would you say is one of the best websites to host an auction? Looking for exceptional rates a...
Kate Wood
Hi all, our small charity is organising a 6-day sponsored cycle ride in the UK next year, and I'm trying to determine whether we'd need to follow the govt package holiday rules or not. It would be fo...
Steve McInerny
Would anyone be willing to share a job description and personal specification for a fundraising events assistant with me? I've been given until Thursday to put one together for Trustees in the hope o...
A CharityConnect User
Hi  what online Ticket systems are folks using? We have regional teams and various voluntary committees running and organising fundraising events and want to have central system that can serve both c...
Paul Pirie
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