23rd June, 2022

Charity retail trends: is charity shopping changing?

The pandemic caused a real shake-up in the third sector. It forced charity shops to change how they operated overnight. But it brought about changes that were already happening anyway. Charity retail has been shifting for some time; it just came about sooner than expected. Now that we’re post-pandemic and...

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16th June, 2022

How your charity can be more environmentally conscious

As a charity, you’re already doing a lot of good. You’re automatically a pro-social cause, whether what you do is for the poor, the sick, animals, or anything in this vast spectrum. But when it comes to the environment, everyone in the third sector can play their part. There are...

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9th June, 2022

Tips for helping your charity’s staff and volunteers embrace change

Charity shops are no strangers to change. You’ve adapted over the years to advances in technology and shifts in consumer needs. But just as you think you’ve found your feet, a new piece of technology, legislation, or global pandemic comes along to shake everything up. That’s the double-edged sword that...

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26th May, 2022

What data can do for your charity

You can’t escape the digital revolution. And the third sector is no exception. Having the right digital skills and a considered strategy is going to be crucial in this decade. But only 1 in 10 charities consider themselves to be equipped to deal with their digital future. And 88% aren’t...

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19th May, 2022

Charity statistics you need to know – and what they mean for you

If you follow the news, you’ve probably seen some of the latest stories about the charity sector. Worries that the cost-of-living crisis is going to affect services. Or that donations are down across the board. It’s not good to doomscroll through these stories; you miss the positives that are out...

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12th May, 2022

Are these 3 tasks taking up too much of your charity’s time?

Time is one of the greatest resources your charity has. But do you ever find yourself wishing you had more of it? Between paperwork, organising stock, serving customers, and sorting donations, it’s easy to see how the hours slip away. Before you know it, a whole week’s gone by and...

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5th May, 2022

4 questions to ask before choosing a new EPoS provider

Choosing a new EPoS provider is a big decision for any charity. One that deserves a lot of thought and consideration. Just imagine your daily operations without a functioning till system and you’ll realise how important they are to your profits and success. But it can be overwhelming. With hundreds...

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28th April, 2022

3 small ways your charity can increase donations

The UK is looking at a tough road ahead. If it isn’t news about rising energy costs, it’s weekly food bills rocketing up. We’re barrelling towards a cost-of-living crisis, and that means many people are going to be tightening the purse strings. In fact, 80% of consumers are cutting costs. That’s going...

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21st April, 2022

3 challenges of being a charity in the digital age

Over the past two decades, technology has changed the third sector in ways we never would have thought of. Just imagine where your charity was ten years ago. And where you are now. All the changes, progress, and innovation you’ve seen along the way. But tech is always changing. There’s always a new...

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14th April, 2022

Looking to improve your charity’s resilience? Try shifting your focus to these 3 areas

The charity sector has been in a difficult position in recent years. The pandemic brought a need to pivot quickly in the face of changing threats. But 2022 so far feels like a welcome calm after the storm. A time to settle down, strategise, and think about the future. It’s...

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