I remember as a child hating Sunday nights as they always preceded Monday mornings. The feeling was worsened in Uni years by the addition of alcohol and the resulting hangover into the mix. However, I have to admit that it is some time since I’ve had the dreaded ‘Monday Blues’. More often these days I am just aghast that it is Monday again already. I have a very close friends who absolutely HATES Mondays. I’m not sure whether these findings by US investigators will make her feel better or worse!
Here’s one to set the cat amongst the pigeons, especially in my own home. A new report out today from the research team at the Charities Aid Foundation suggests that Manchester United fans top the league when it comes to charitable giving with fans’ average monthly donation levels of £30.03. United are then closely followed by arch rivals Manchester City with an average of £27.78 and then others follow on.
The United/City argument will never be won, there will always be another season, another cup, another claim for glory. However, I found the report very interesting!
How can those organisations with less resources ensure they are not missing out when it comes to raising funds? Small charities should make the most of new technologies and social media so as not to get left behind when raising funds.
Fundraising income fell by £70m in 2009/10 for the top 500 charities, with the top 20 raising 40% of the total. Whether in big chunks from a few organisations, or in small amounts from a lot of people, donor income is a great way to get unrestricted funding.
See this great article from The Guardian’s Fundraising Hub http://goo.gl/0rAQQ