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Is your charity ready to #BeMoreDigital?

22nd September 2020

As a charity you don’t need us to tell you that COVID-19 has drastically changed the way you fundraise.

With restrictions still in place, the task of engaging potential donors has moved almost exclusively online. Charities have had to adapt quickly and implement all sorts of digital fundraising initiatives to boost their profile and promote their particular message and it’s becoming more and more obvious this is a trend that is only going to continue. Digital fundraising is most definitely here to stay.

The good news is that according to the recent ‘Status of Fundraising’ report almost 70% of the charities canvassed said fundraising in lockdown had gone well. However, this still means 30% have struggled. These are the charities the organisers hope will benefit from the #BeMoreDigital Fundraising Day on October 15th.

Digital Fundraising Day was launched by Charity Digital, a charity created to help other charities make better use of digital technology, in November 2019. As the fundraising needs of charities has changed so dramatically since then, they have decided to refocus this year’s event around #BeMoreDigital in a bid to help charities make better use of the huge opportunities offered by digital fundraising.

Signing up will give your charity access to 10 online sessions that will showcase the way the participating charities have adapted their fundraising and, more practically, to allow them to explain the technology they’ve used and share the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

The event also includes virtual breakout rooms that will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with their peers in other charities, exchange tips and best practice and dig into any of the topics covered in the session in more detail.

Charity Digital are also keen to point out that even if you are a total newcomer to digital fundraising, you needn’t worry about the content going over your head. The programme will be specifically designed to cater to all levels of understanding and each session will be clearly sign-posted in terms of the level of expertise they’ll be pitched at.

Best of all, the event is free so if you’d like to enrol and improve your charity’s digital fundraising capabilities, you can do so here [https://charitydigital.org.uk/events/events/-bemoredigitalfundraising-day].

And of course, if you have any questions relating to the way your charity accounts for the funds it has raised (or any other questions regarding your charity’s accounts or tax) please don’t hesitate to call us on 0116 2827000 or email robert@rowleys.biz or lisa@rowleys.biz.

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