Steadfast Collective launch £5,000 website giveaway to support a local organisation

Southampton web agency, Steadfast Collective, are celebrating their fourth birthday by giving away a website worth £5,000 to a local charity, small business or non-profit organisation in Hampshire. Having been through the business start-up phase as a company, Steadfast Collective know the pressures charities,  small businesses, and non-profits face in trying to build an online presence without breaking the bank. That’s why, for their fourth birthday, they have launched a giveaway supporting the work of one of these organisations within Hampshire, with a website, up to the value of £5,000.…

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How Dare You! What Young People Would Do For A Good Cause

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of 16-24 year olds would do something, such as bungee jump or shave their head, to raise money for a good cause. Skydiving was the most popular amongst the age group with 32% saying they would engage in the activity whilst among 25-34 year olds the figure was 25%. Seven percent (7%) of over 65s would jump out of a plane for charity. Head shaving was another daring choice for 16-24 year olds with 13% saying they would be sheared for charity. The figure was the same for…

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eBay Sets Record-Breaking Year on Charity Platform with Nearly $102 Million Raised for Non-Profits in 2018

eBay announced that its global marketplace raised a record of nearly $102 million for charities in 2018, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $912 million since 2003. With more than 66,000 charities on the platform, eBay for Charity enables people to connect with and support their favorite non-profits and causes when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. “With a record breaking $102 million raised through eBay for Charity in 2018, eBay continues to be fully committed to enabling millions of people to come together and make…

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Christmas Charity Cheer as Scottish Retail Giving Tops £40 million

The Scottish Retail Consortium publishes its third annual report into charitable giving by the sector. The report found Scottish retailers had raised or donated over £14.7 million in 2018 to good causes in Scotland – bringing the cumulative amount raised since the first report was published in 2016 to £41 million. Hundreds of charities, good causes and community groups from across Scotland have benefitted; together with support for Children in Need, Poppy Scotland, and other events. The report shows how 26 leading retail brands are making a difference in communities…

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New Media Trust training programme to develop the digital skills of charities across the UK to have a stronger voice with support from Google

Media Trust, the media communications charity, have unveiled plans for a new digital skills training programme for UK charities and community organisations, enabled by a grant from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm.  The programme has been developed following findings from Media Trust’s own 2017 Charity Survey, which found that for more than 70% of UK charities, the lack of digital skills represents a challenge for their organisation to reach their target audience and get their voice heard. Over 40% of respondents have less than £5,000 to spend annually on marketing and communications,…

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