Posted by: alexswallow | June 16, 2014

Happy Small Charity Week 2014!

I hope everyone has an excellent Small Charity Week, which starts today.

The Week is run by the FSI, in collaboration with a number of partners- it celebrates small charities and raises awareness of their work.

I would also urge you to check out the Small Charities Coalition. Membership of the Coalition, as well as that of the FSI, is totally free. If your charity’s income is less than £30,000 a year, membership of NCVO is also free.

Small charities do incredible things, every day. Most of the time it is without recognition and in many cases the work they do is hard and tiring. Small charities tackle causes that other parts of society won’t touch or don’t know about. Often not enough people even know about the work small charities do so they lack supporters, donors and champions- and even worse there are people out there in desperate need who don’t know that there are charities that are able to help them. Good News Shared is one way to help bridge that awareness gap. If you would like some publicity for your charity please get in touch via the site.

Small charities are often run by volunteers and their Trustees have to play a hands on role to keep things ticking over. I’m humbled by the brilliant work they do.

If you haven’t yet read it, my blog post ‘How Small Charities Can Get Big Benefits From Social Media- 5 tips from me‘ is my most viewed post ever. I hope you find it useful and wish you a fantastic Week.

 

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