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Charity Insider - Archive

How we raised money for our local food bank

How Wandsworth Foodbank benefitted from the generosity of a community in challenging times
30th June 2021

How to use custom codes to segment and organise your fundraisers

Account Manager Emma Rose explains how
25th June 2021

Win £1000 for your charity with Virgin Red

Join the Virgin Red rewards club and win your Virgin Red wish list
25th June 2021

Making the switch from old reporting

Three ways you can get ready to make the switch
27th May 2021

How Virgin Money customers are making the world brighter for UK charities

Nearly £300,000 has been donated thanks to the Virgin Money Current Account offer
27th May 2021

How we organised a successful mini-marathon at our school

How East Sheen Primary School ran the Virtual Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
21st May 2021

Virgin Money Giving partners with newly launched Charitable Radio station

Social enterprise Charitable Radio, a brand-new philanthropic station launched on 16th May with Virgin Money Giving as one of it’s partners
21st May 2021

Reigate Parish Church School PTA: our Februstory fundraising challenge

How to fundraise at your school with a readathon
19th May 2021

Social media crash course with Mario Creatura

Top social media tips to create great content at the right time
22nd April 2021

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Remembering the royal consort’s incredible contribution to charities
9th April 2021

Top 5 tips to take professional looking photos with your smartphone

Take great photos to tell your charity’s story, wherever you are
7th April 2021

The secrets of a successful digital fundraising campaign

Everything you need to plan a winning campaign
7th April 2021

How to plan a consistent stewardship journey using RACE

Build an integrated marketing journey to stay connected
7th April 2021

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Building on Captain Tom Moore’s legacy
6th April 2021

Making the world half a million pounds brighter for UK charities

Get a £50 donation with Virgin Money’s new Current Account offer
25th February 2021

How to run a successful Campaign on Virgin Money Giving: Step Up In January for the M.A.

How Miscarriage Association created a virtual event and raised over £160,000
25th February 2021

How to raise funds for your cause on World Book Day

World Book day is on 4th March – and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to raise vital funds for your cause thanks to our partnership with Ziffit
18th February 2021

Let’s Talk - Events 2021

Find out how to make the most of events in 2021 and how you can host and promote your own events.
3rd December 2020

Five reasons to be hopeful about the charity sector

Virgin Money Giving’s executive director Jo Barnett on how charities can end a turbulent 2020 on a high.
1st December 2020

Four ways you can make the most of Christmas

Christmas is a critical time for charities, but don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Here are four easy ways your charity can make the most of the season of giving.
20th November 2020

Shop with heart this Christmas

We spoke to our partners at social enterprise Kindred, about how together we can turn your supporters' Christmas shopping into charitable donations.
19th November 2020

#DeclutterAndDonate this Christmas

Use these ready-to-go marketing assets and social media post ideas to get you started using the Ziffit and Virgin Money Giving partnership to raise funds for your charity. Let your supporters know how important their support is and how they can easily raise vital funds.
18th November 2020

Let's Talk - Christmas Campaigns

Find out how you can add some sparkle to your festive fundraising.
6th November 2020

GiveBack2020 with Giving Tuesday

Rally your supporters and boost your funds this Giving Tuesday.
30th October 2020

Make your Christmas campaign sparkle

This Christmas promises to be unlike any we've known before. But don't worry, help is at hand.
13th October 2020

How we created a successful virtual campaign in the time of Covid-19

Conservation charity Tusk used Virgin Money Giving’s Campaign tool to turn the annual Lewa Safari Marathon digital and raised over a quarter of a million pounds in the process. Here’s how they did it.
13th October 2020

Supporting charities through a marathon challenge

On 4 October, 45,000 people took to their local parks and pavements to run 26.2 miles as part of a very different Virgin Money London Marathon.
13th October 2020

The five minute Christmas campaign

How to create a quick digital festive campaign on Virgin Money Giving.
6th October 2020

Say hello to live streaming and Strava on our fundraising pages

Virgin Money Giving’s fundraiser pages have had an upgrade. Fundraisers and charities can now stream both live and pre-recorded YouTube videos directly from their page and also integrate data from exercise-tracking app Strava.

Debunking the myths of virtual events, two charities tell us how

Over the last few months we have seen lots of great ideas and success stories around virtual events. We caught up with two charities – Macmillan and Friends of St Stephen's - who have run successful virtual events, to help you debunk the myths.

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Announcement

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other.

Let’s talk webinar – Virtual Events

Practical steps of getting a virtual event off the ground

My Prudential RideLondon launch webinar

Together we will help to save our charities!

Let’s talk webinar – fundraising during lockdown

Discover the challenges and successes charities have encountered during lockdown

Virgin Money Giving Covid-19 report

How fundraising changed in the month after lockdown

Your new look charity portal

You’re at the heart of everything we do.

#DeclutterAndDonate tool kit for charities

We've created a tool kit of banners, graphics and ideas that you can easily share in your emails and on social media to engage and inspire your supporters.

Creating your own reports

Standard and customised reports at your fingers tips to cover all your needs

Getting your page out there

Simple ways to ensure your supporters land in right place in one click

Setting up your events is easy

From glamourous charity balls to gruelling obstacle courses, events are the perfect way for people to support your work

Bring your charity page to life

By simply telling your story and making your page look good, is a great way to engage your supporters

How to make your fundraising events more sustainable – and why it's worth the effort

Sustainability isn’t merely a buzzword. Here, two organisers of large-scale events tell us how they manage to keep their footprint impressively small

How to get started on Virgin Money Giving

New to Virgin Money Giving or need a refresher?

Last-minute Christmas campaigns for small charities

Here’s some last minute Christmas campaign ideas to raise awareness and donations for your charity

Maximising Gift Aid for your charity

How to ensure you are not missing out on the millions of pounds going unclaimed in Gift Aid

Marathon magic runs in our family

More Virgin Money London Marathon runners fundraise with us than any other platform. We offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else. Join us for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise more.

A video on videos: how to tell your charity’s story and make an impact

We decided that it was time to stop simply sharing videos and instead, talk to an expert

Make the most of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Charlotte Ulett, events fundraising officer at Whizz-Kidz, talks us through what they've learned about making the most of the biggest fundraising event in the world

How to register and activate your charity with Virgin Money Giving

Everything you need to get your charity account up and running

How our charity created a £1m fundraising event

Tips on creating and growing a successful event

The secrets to long-term corporate relationships

10 top ways charities and companies can succeed at fundraising together

How to get media coverage for your charity

The insider’s guide to spreading your fundraising message

How charities can get cut-through on Twitter

Top fundraising ideas on what to do (and not do)

Raising funds to power the Dementia Revolution

Virgin Money colleagues share their fundraising activities

How to start and grow a charity

Top 5 tips for success from the CEO of a £1 million charity

How to design a long-lasting fundraising campaign

6 steps to ensuring your event remains relevant

How to hold a successful charity event

9 top tips to help your fundraising flourish

How charities can create a thriving corporate partnership

5 steps to building new supporters and fundraisers

How to help your charity stand out

Be inspired by the Celebration Garden of forget-me-nots

How to engage charity supporters

Raise more money by taking people on the journey with you

How to plan a brilliant charity event

10 key things to consider when planning your fundraiser

What motivates people to give to charity?

Achieve your charity’s fundraising targets with this insider info

Why we recommend Virgin Money Giving to other charities

Charity Cardiac Risk in the Young give their testimonial

How charities can succeed at fundraising online

6 great ways to help you to win on the web

Top campaign tips for charities

Great suggestions to boost your fundraising

How to keep your charity safe from cyber crime

Assess your risks and protect your charity

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