Research proves match-funding can encourage donors to give more to charity
More people are likely to donate to charity and give more money if they know their donation will be match-funded, a new report has found.
The research report, entitled “A Great Match”, analysed data from 138,000 charitable donations, is the first-ever in depth research carried out into match-funding in the UK.
Researchers found donors gave 2.5 times more to charity on average when match-funded. The average value of a matched donation was £333 compared with only £132 for those which were unmatched.
Help Spread Hope
Three men are on a mission to banish post-Brexit racism by replacing hate with hope using one poster at a time to spread positivity in the town.
Appalled to see the rise in xenophobic crimes around the country that came in the days following the EU referendum, Jon Richards with the help of his brother Paul and friend Dan decided to tunnel his frustration into something that would make people smile and have set up a non-profit organisation called CAREmongers to show that Swindonians welcome everyone.
They are determined to go further and have launced a crowdfunding site on JustGiving to raise funds to pay for posters and adverts to spread the word everywhere. They are already over 50% of the way to reaching their £2,500 target with less than 2 weeks to go.
Introducing Advising Communities
Great news! A new advice and support service is now available at www.advisingcommunities.org.uk.
Sadly, Community Matters was forced to close, but in its final weeks Advising Communities were working with the team on how they could safeguard the essential services they had been offering to the community sector for so many years.
Why did they do this? Because the community sector really matters and it needs high quality, affordable legal and technical advice and information; training and quality standards.
Why did Advising London get involved? Because they’re a charity that specialises in advice, so they were ideally placed to develop a new, modern advice and support service. Like you, they see the efforts and the impacts that community organisations have on society and recognise their collective responsibility to keep the community sector alive and thriving.
In the last 3 months they’ve been busy working out their new service offer which you can now review on their website.
In a way, everything and nothing has changed. A new organisation managing the services, but the services themselves are largely as they were. Also the core team of Associates, who provide the advice, information, training and consultancy, is the same.
Advising Communities really hope that you like what you see and hope that you will part of this movement to keep the community sector buzzing.