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Press Release – Miss Lawrence Charitable Trust Partners with The Good Exchange to Digitise Grant Application Process

June 5, 2018
Type: Press Releases
The Miss Lawrence Trust, has been announced as a new funder on The Good Exchange. The national grant-giving charitable trust was originally established in 1973 by Miss Winifred Lawrence, a local resident who left an estate in trust to benefit local and national charities. The Trust typically provides approximately £100,000 worth of grants per annum, with on average £2,000-3,000 being allocated per applicant. A wide range of charitable projects are supported, from youth and disability services, education, employment and training, poverty, deprivation and homelessness.

Press Release – Oxford City Council Offers Additional Funding Through The Good Exchange

May 21, 2018
Type: Press Releases
Oxford City Council has made a further £10,000 of small grants available for local charities and community groups through the innovative online matching platform The Good Exchange. Following a successful pilot earlier this year, the City Council will offer further grants of up to £1,000 through the second round of its 2018 Small Grants Scheme on the platform. Grants will be available to organisations based in Oxford that promote equality, community cohesion, healthy living, or that tackle poverty and deprivation.

Blog – Six Steps to Social Media Success

May 9, 2018
Type: Blog
So you want to use social media? Where do you start? How do you go about promoting your projects to other potential fundraisers and donors? With limited time and resources, what’s the best way to spread the word? As The Good Exchange team will tell you, the best performing fundraising projects on The Good Exchange platform are consistently those that have a strong online web and social media presence. the main platforms, it’s worth taking a few minutes to plan and prepare! Even if you already have active and established social media accounts, it’s well worth stepping through the process from the planning stage onwards. Follow this simple, field proven 6 step blueprint for sustainable Social Media Marketing success.

Press Coverage – Overstretched CSR decision-makers mean small charities lose out

April 26, 2018
Type: Press Coverage
Technology tools will prove vital in meeting the challenges that face charitable giving within UK organisations, according to a new survey of corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers reported in Charity Digital News. The paperwork involved in donating a portion of overall funds is the same as it would be to donate an entire annual charitable CSR budget to one national charity.

Press Coverage – How Will PSD2 Affect Charities – The Forgotten Sector

April 23, 2018
Type: Press Coverage
Ultimately, any loss in public trust as a result of fraudulent activity is to the detriment of the charitable sector as a whole, which is why the online fundraising industry must take urgent steps to boost transparency and accountability. Whether online or offline, someone masquerading as a fundraiser is nothing new, but online fundraising platforms have the edge in safeguarding against this type of abuse over their more traditional counterparts. For instance, an online platform can prevent money from being paid into an individual’s bank account by requiring all monies to be paid into a verified, approved, organisational account.

Blog – The Good Exchange reports back from the 2018 NCVO Conference

April 18, 2018
Type: Blog
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) Annual Conference took place in central London this Monday. We were delighted to be selected as the event’s official digital partner for 2018, and the speakers confirmed that while technology has transformed the private sector, the third sector has been slow to evolve thus far. Those responsible for managing charitable funding must now embrace digital to take advantage of efficiently gains, greater transparency and collaboration, which will help to foster public trust and ensure the sector is actively tackling the issues of the day at both a local and national level.