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Uncanny Valley – why clowns are scary

Coulrophobia – the medical term for fear of clowns – is quite common, although not always a pathological fear, you sense they are creepy. Well it turns out that there is a good reason for this. While psychologists think it stems from their transgressive behaviour (unpredictable and antisocial), neurobiology has a different take and is […]

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Day 14: Keep going!

Enthusiasm and motivation are the best habits fundraisers can have.  Schedule some time daily to create your enthusiasm habit; here are five things you can try: If you haven’t come across it yet, make time to read Hildy Gottlieb’s article, The Sound a Thank You Makes.  Try putting her concept into practice and regularly spend some […]

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Day 3: Fundraising requires skills and expertise

If you think that anybody can fundraise you are mistaken.  Fundraising takes skills and hard work; the best fundraisers can make a huge difference to the fortunes of your charity.  Appoint a smart, fast-learning team and offer them plenty of training and support.  Bear in mind that it’s important to hire a fundraiser to raise […]

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Submit to HMRC online even if your donations management system doesn’t support it

How are you getting on with the new requirement to submit Gift Aid claims electronically? Our latest software, GiftAider  makes submitting your claims painless.  It fully integrates with your existing system and is very simple to use.  It manages the whole process whether you submit 1 or 500,000 donations at a time. As well as […]

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