7 tips for planning your charity Christmas email campaigns

7 tips for planning your charity Christmas email campaigns

It’s a good idea for charities to start their planning early and send emails well before the Christmas period, especially if they are using automated journeys and triggered emails – whatever your ask, there’s nothing worse than trying to get a campaign together at the last minute and sending it out too late to make a positive impact.

The best free online fundraising platforms for charities

The best free online fundraising platforms for charities

Online fundraising is a very popular way to raise money for charities. The most popular are commonly known but there are alternatives platforms that take a much smaller cut from donations and do not charge a subscription fee. Some have slightly different models, or are aimed at certain types of fundraising. We explored a few of them below.

Homelessness: re-examining the causes

Homelessness: re-examining the causes

Policies to end homelessness often focus on ending rough sleeping – just like the UK government’s recent rough sleeping strategy. But the thing about people sleeping rough is that they can look, feel and sound different to “ordinary” citizens. And these perceived differences can be seized on to justify certain approaches to the problem – from punitive to progressive.

Government must commit money to improve social housing, charities say

Government must commit money to improve social housing, charities say

Charities have criticised the government’s new social housing plans, calling on it to invest money rather than just "warm words".

The Green Paper on Social Housing, published today alongside a consultation, sets out plans which the government says will rebalance the relationship between residents and landlords and tackle stigma surrounding social housing.