easyfundraising donations – making a difference

Great news – between October and December 2010, our fantastic members raised a combined total of £302,144.01 for good causes. This brings the total raised since easyfundraising began to over £2.2 million! We think this is pretty amazing so we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has shopped, searched, told their friends Read More …

Why fundraising matters to me

I’m easyfundraising’s Customer Support Manager – that’s my day job, but I’m also a mum of two and a keen fundraiser aswell. My girls’ education and quality of schooling is really important to me. As budgets get cut more and more, the pressure on school funds becomes greater and only the necessities get covered. As soon Read More …

Our Advent Grand Prize Winners

It was the prize everyone wanted to win. Our Christmas Day Grand Prize was £3,000 to be shared between one lucky winner and their cause. And the lucky winner in question is Jane Osborne from Bristol! Her cause is Avon World Scout Jamboree 2011 Sweden, a group of 36 young people and 4 adults heading off to Sweden in May to take Read More …

The National Lottery Awards 2011 – nominate your cause

Has your easyfundraising good cause received Lottery funding in the past 16 years? If so, you can nominate them for recognition in The National Lottery Awards 2011 and give them the chance to be selected as the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded project. Rebecca Gowrley of The National Lottery Awards said: “Lottery players raise £28 million every week for projects Read More …

Mulberry Community Project

Sourcing funding can be very difficult for many non-profit organisation. It’s not easy at the best of times and now especially while Britain is being squeezed by the recession, it’s becoming harder. Many charities and good causes are struggling to find funding and face closing down altogether. Mulberry Community Project are one such charity.  They help with people with drug Read More …

Our night at Birmingham Christmas Shelter

Last night my colleague Tracey and I worked the nightshift as volunteers at Birmingham Christmas Shelter. This amazing place offers a warm bed for night, food, showers and much more for one week over the Christmas period to anyone in need.  It’s also an easyfundraising cause so we wanted to go along, see what it’s all about Read More …

Star of 2010 – Interflora bouquet winner

We recently asked you to tell us who you thought deserved a big bouquet from Interflora for being a star.  We received lots of nominations here on the blog and our Facebook page too and it shows yet again what an amazing and selfless bunch our members are.

Social Media Fundraising Case Study – Telford and Wrekin CVS

Our guest post this week comes from Kath Fackrall from Telford & Wrekin CVS, explaining how they make use of social media. “Let me introduce you to the BASIS Project.  BASIS is the first Big Lottery Fund programme to focus solely on developing voluntary and community sector infrastructure. The whole purpose is to recruit, support and Read More …

Making Christmas a little better – Birmingham Christmas Shelter

I’m not keen on the cold weather. I can’t bear being cold and this past week I’ve wrapped myself around any available radiator, doubled up on the socks and moaned to whoever would listen about feeling chilly.  But on Saturday I went along to an event that made me realise just how lucky I am.