The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) conference took place in London on Thursday 18th October. The one-day event explored different aspects of impactful leadership and offered diverse perspectives on key issues that not-for-profits must face. One of the highlights was a speech given by Dr Pippa Malmgren, co-author of the recently published ‘The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century,’ on the importance of understanding what leadership means today. The main takeaway was the urgent need for a shift in the way we think.
The Good Exchange platform has helped Brighter Futures to increase the profile of a worthy local cause that will provide a huge benefit to the people of Swindon. It has also enabled the Radiotherapy Appeal to reap the benefits from match funding, which is highly motivational, driving fundraisers to the fundraising site because they knew their money would be doubled. Match funding gives applicants the opportunity to reach their fundraising target more quickly by doubling donations (or more) to their projects, which has had a huge impact on the success of Brighter Futures’ Radiotherapy Appeal to date.
This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond outlined his priorities for taxes and spending in the 2018 Budget. Among the announcements – which include a new £400m digital services tax on tech giants – the Chancellor announced the allocation of £650m funding for social care.
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Charity Digital News – The Good Exchange is the latest cloud fundraising platform to come forward to register with the Regulator before the end of August deadline. In June this year, the Regulator reviewed its Code of Practice, publishing new rules requiring online platforms such as the Good Exchange to be open and transparent with users, take reasonable steps to treat donors fairly, and ensure donors know their rights in the event of a problem.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) has launched a partnership with the online grant-matching platform, The Good Exchange, to distribute the latest round of money. Using funds from the Government’s £40 million #iwill fund, the foundation is awarding grants to young people’s projects that will ‘make a positive difference to their communities’.
The Good Exchange’s on-line, charity matching platform was shortlisted for the 2018 Computing Cloud Excellence Awards, in the Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service category – recognising the very best of the UK’s cloud industry, from the most innovative and compelling products and vendors, through to the top use cases from end-user firms.
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The Good Exchange reveals significant growth as it celebrates its second anniversary. The online matching platform for the charitable sector has now dispersed a total of £8.5m to good causes. In the second year of operations, the platform has experienced 76 percent year-on-year growth in grants and a 26 percent rise in donations made via its platform. New applicants are also up by 75 percent.