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Fundraising Regulator Issues Complaints Report

Following information collected earlier this year regarding complaints about fundraising from a range of charities, the Fundraising Regulator published a Complaints Report in October. This report concerns co…

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Being Wonderful - Andy Saunders Treks Through the Rain for his Local Community

Being Wonderful - Andy Treks Through The Rain for his Local Community

What Difference Can An Individual Make?

How does one individual raise £1,372 for the local community?

Bristol area local and Wonderful fundraiser, Andy Saunders recently decided to…

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How to Raise Money for Charity at Work

Fundraising in the Workplace

When it comes to raising money at your workplace you enable your organisation to make a difference within the community, as well as strengthening bonds amongst colleagues. However, with so many different ways to raise money, deciding what sort of fundraising …

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New Rules for Fundraising in Shopping Centres and Other Private Sites

Fostering good fundraising practice

Back in March a webinar was hosted by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in which the policy manager of the Fundraising Regulator, Stephen Service, voiced his concerns regarding fundraising taking place on privately-owned sites. He announ…

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Pedalling Coast to Coast for Kay's Endeavours

Defending some of the world's most vulnerable people

One of the most recent charities to be added to Wonderful's list goes by the name of Kay's Endeavours - recently formed by Anand Doobay. The charity was set up in memory of Read More...

Going Homeless for Charity - Rule-5's Julie Wilson Braves the Cold

A new wave of selfless commitments from CEOs and business leaders is rippling across the UK. Thanks to a series organised events from CEO Sleepout, business professionals up and down the country are swapping their briefcases for sleeping bags and spendi…

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Online Fundraising Platforms Summoned for Discussions

Charity Fundraising Summit Meeting

Earlier this month, the Charity Commision and Fundraising Regulator held a meeting with the country's major online fundraising platforms in a bid to address issues of transparency and public perception.

The meeting, in which measures to be implem…

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Charities: Treat Donors as Individuals to Raise More Money

The Charity Commissions 2016 report found that people are almost twice as likely to trust smaller charities as opposed to larger ones. There have been issues in recent years with public confidence in charities, with many member of the public feeling suscpicious about what happens to the money the…

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Fundraising Regulator Calls for More Transparency from Giving Platforms

The Fundraising Regulator and the Charity Commision recently held a meeting with key online fundraising platforms including Wonderful, to start drafting a revised code of practice for the online fundraising sector. Public trust in general online giving has recently been brought into question in t…

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Yes! We Really Would Walk (/Cycle/Run/Swim) Five Hundred Miles

Last month got off to a buzzing start with the inaugural wonderful week taking place from the 2nd to the 10th of September. Thanks to the many efforts of lots of generous, active folk, tonnes of money was raised for worthy charity causes.

With so much having gone on, all across the country…

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New Rules for Fundraising in the Field

Fundraising is a noble pursuit, a fine art, and often an infuriating balancing-act between wanting to spread the word of worthy causes, trying to turn slack-tivists into activists without harassing, not breaking any of the many (necessary) rules which exist to regulate fundraising.

Many o…

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Why are One Fifth of UK Charities Struggling to Survive?

Almost one in five larger UK charities and over a quarter of smaller ones are struggling to survive as a result of a rapid growth in demand and a tough financial climate. Earlier this year, a survey of UK charity chief executives was published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The results of…

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Manchester's Mobikes Get the Ride of Their Lives in Wonderful Week Charity Bike Ride

Manchester locals Simon Liddiard and Dennis Glanzig will be riding from Manchester to Liverpool and back, on Mobikes, in order to raise funds for community project Veterans Garage. Joining the likes of Phil and Julie Neville, they'll be taking part in The Wonderful Week, throwing their support be…

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Is M&S the Most Charitable Supermarket?

British retailer Marks & Spencer has pledged to raise £25m for charities tackling cancer, heart disease, mental health issues, loneliness and dementia as part of its newly launched sustainability plan.

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Be like Phil Neville and Katie Archibald, Be Wonderful, If Only for a Week

The Wonderful Organisation offers fundraisers a chance to raise money for charity without having to give up a portion of their hard-earned donations to their fundraising platform. Its a wonderful initiative to help wonderful people support charities close to their hearts.

To encourage peop…

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The Christie Partners With Wonderful.org for Virtual Fundraising Event

Fundraising platform, Wonderful.org, has today announced a new partnership with leading Manchester cancer hospital, The Christie.

Wonderful.org is the only fundraising site which ensures charities receive 100 per cent …

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Phil and Julie Neville to front Wonderful Week

We are delighted to announce today that Phil and Julie Neville are backing our inaugural fundraising event The Wonderful Week, this September.

The former Manchester United and England footballer and his wife are throwing their support behind the philanthropic organisation the only fundrai…

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Which Charities are Getting Creative with Technology?

According to Blackbaud's Charitable Giving Report, in 2016 7.2% of all individual charity donations in the UK were made online. This may seem like a low percentage, and indeed online giving is only part of the wider picture, but it's actually the growth in online giving that has sparked interest …

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Inspiration From Volunteers - Unusual Ways You Could Make A Difference

All of us want to do our bit to help the causes close to our hearts and ensure that they have as much funding as possible. But not everybody has the guts to jump out of a plane or the legs to run a marathon - so how else can we get involved?

Well, there are actually thousands of ways in wh…

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Super Spring & Summer Fundraising Events - Get Outdoors for Charity

Here in the UK we really do have to make the most of those warmer days, and as we move into May we're slowly starting to enjoy what spring has to offer. With the evenings getting lighter and the temperatures rising, we're seeing more and more opportunities to get active outdoors. But of course, t…

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How to Raise Money for Charity - A Quick Guide

Fundraising events are an extremely popular way in which to raise money for great causes. Though raising money for your favourite charity sounds like a great idea, their can also be a lot of work required in order to do so. But do not worry, here is a quick and easy guide, giving you a number of …

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JustGiving Will Take an Estimated £1.25 Million Cut From London Marathon Charity Donations

Back in 2015, thousands of highly determined runners at the London Marathon generated £54.1 million for charity. It’s a tremendous amount of money that makes a huge difference in so many ways, and this Sunday’s event is expected to generate an even higher total. However, a signi…

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Why UK Charities Must Respect Donors' Personal Information

Recently, eleven charities were fined a total of £138,000 by the Information Commissioners Office, after they were found to have misused donors’ personal data. And these were not small charities who did not know better, or were scrambling for funds or exposure. They are eleven of the …

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Where Exactly Are PayPal Charity Donations Going?

A lawsuit has been filed against online payments system giant PayPal. with allegations that the company failed to deliver charitable donations, made through the company's platform, as promised.

PayPal established a new platform in 2013 in order to make it easier for customers to donate mo…

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The Power of Fundraising - Inspiring Individuals Kicking Cancer to the Curb

Cancer is a word none of us like to hear, but unfortunately it's also one we are all almost guaranteed to be affected by at some time in our lives, whether through a loved one's diagnosis or our own. The prevalence of cancer is sadly on the rise: recent figures estimate that half of us will be di…

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Contactless Charity Boxes - Helping Us Keep in Touch with Charities?

Contactless charity boxes are set to be rolled out across a number of charities after a successful trial of the technology proved to draw in large quantities of donations from those of us w…

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Time for Change

According to JustGiving's co-founder, Anne-Marie Huby, the company faces criticisms and accusations in the media every couple of years. Last month a flurry of stories appeared in the national press about JustGiving'…

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Launching our Fee-Free Donate Button

Since launching, we've been asked by several charities if we could create a zero cost Donate Button to add to their websites. We're delighted to say that we've introduced this service today - and adding the button to your charity's website couldn't be simpler.

Of course, all the usual prin…

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What is Dry January? How (and Why) Can You Get Involved?

Dry January is a term trademarked by the charity Alcohol Concern, but it is a campaign espoused under different names by several other charities, too. The idea is a simple one: participants abstain from alcohol for a month.

But what's the r…

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New year, new you? Let's make 2017 Wonderful

New Year has a way of getting you psyched up to make some serious changes and improvements to your health and fitness. However, while 70% of us commit to our goals for at least the first week, more than half of us have given up within a month, and a whopping 80% of us are unable to pass the

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Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM

It was a phrase heard frequently in the 70s, long before acronyms like 'ICT' became fashionable and at a time when those with responsibility for corporate computer budgets were understandably nervous. Buying from 'Big Blue' was the safe option.

Wind the clock forward forty years and we see…

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Not all fundraising sites were created equal

Comparing apples with apples

All fundraising websites are the same, right? They all allow charities' supporters a means of creating fundraising pages and provide their sponsors with an easy way to donate. They all promote sharing on social media and they all prompt donors to check the Gi…

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Don't Just Give… Be Wonderful.

Manchester, 13 October 2016

A new charity fundraising platform goes live this month – and 100% of donations will go directly to supported charities. The Wonderful Organisation has been launched by Manchester businessman Kieron James to give fundraisers an alternative to …

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