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Make the Most Out of the Rugby World Cup 2015

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Fundraising 



18
th September marks the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015.  20 nations will compete for the ultimate prize in Rugby, the Webb Ellis Cup, which was last won by New Zealand in 2011.

Host nation England meet Fiji at Twickenham Stadium in the opening game of the Tournament. The four home unions England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will all be hoping to safely get through the pool stages and then see how far they can progress in the tournament.

With only two teams from each pool qualifying for ...


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Why Invest in a Fundraising Database?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Thursday, July 16, 2015, In : Fundraising Database 



Have you outgrown the use of spreadsheets to manage your fundraising supporters and activities? Is it time to invest in a fundraising database?

Let’s look at how your organisation will benefit from a fundraising database.

Search & Filter – For example, if you want to find out how many supporters gave over a certain amount to a particular campaign. You don’t have to scan through an Excel spreadsheet to find the information. Fundraising software allows you to set up a query to extract a...


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World Cup Fever!

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, May 23, 2014, In : Fundraising 



The World Cup 2014 is nearly upon us, what are you doing to mark the occasion and raise funds for your charity or not for profit organisation?

To help celebrate and get into the spirit or the World Cup, the AdvantageNFP Team are holding a sweepstake. We will be pulling teams out of a hat and each hoping we hold the winning team.

To make it more fun and to get all our customers involved we are going to put our customers’ names in another hat and for each country pulled out we will pull a custo...


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New Year – New Ideas?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : Fundraising 



Many of you will hold events throughout the year or have places for supporters to take part in events and help raise money for your charity or not for profit organisation.

At the start of a new year, many people often make resolutions to get fit or do more for charity, so this is the time to raise awareness about how they can help support your charity and get new supporters on board.

  • Provide a list of events that you are holding throughout 2014 and how they can get involved.
  • Make sure you have...

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The AAA National Conference 2013

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : CRM 


The Advantage
NFP team powered by Redbourn Business Systems recently sponsored and exhibited at the Air Ambulance Association’s National Conference in London.

Approximately 200 delegates from the air ambulance community attended the conference to engage and network, sharing ideas and building partnerships. The day followed a comprehensive agenda covering charity, clinical and operational topics.

The AdvantageNFP team had a great day meeting some of our existing customers using AdvantageNFP...


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Scarily Good Fundraising

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : Fundraising & Halloween 


What are you doing to celebrate Halloween and raise funds for your charity or not for profit organisation?

Themed fundraising events are a great way to encourage children to participate and get involved in a worthy cause.  Children love dressing up for Halloween (so do a lot of grown ups!) and here are just a few ideas to get everyone involved.

Nearly any idea can be turned into a spooky Halloween fundraising event. So why not start with something you are familiar with and put a ghoulish tw...


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FSI Fundraising Conference

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Fundraising 


The AvantageNFP Fundraiser Team recently sponsored and exhibited at the FSI Fundraising Conference in London. 

220 small charity delegates got the chance to hear from some amazing speakers. The day was jam packed full of informative sessions, top tips and case studies. The other suppliers exhibiting were Virgin Money Giving and Action Challenge.

AdvantageNFP had a great day meeting some of our existing customers and talked with some new charities about their fundraising CRM database require...


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Top Tips for Legacy Fundraising

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : Legacy Fundraising 

AdvantageNFP Fundraiser is a comprehensive fundraising, membership, alumni and marketing database solution with many features provided as standard. One area that is catered for is that of Legacy Fundraising.  We thought we’d share out top tips for legacy fundraising with you.  They are…

  • You don’t have to make a direct personal ask; why not use your regular newsletter. Include a legacy item in every issue, this constant drip-feed is a great way to keep legacy giving at the front of suppo...

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Capital Appeal – What a Capital Idea

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, November 9, 2012, In : Fundraising 


What is a Capital Appeal? A Capital Appeal is a campaign to raise a capital sum, often within a given time frame, for a specific project.  Capital appeals are frequently associated with appeals to raise large sums of money to fund the acquisition, construction or renovation of a building or other large project.

A Capital Appeal fund is often required in addition to the regular money raised by supporters every year to help fund the day-to-day running costs & services provided by your charit...


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Lost for fundraising ideas?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : Fundraising 

How do you find new supporters and more donations for your charity or not for profit organisation?  Tired of holding the same old fundraising events and activities?  These are questions that most charities and not for profit organisations face at some point.  So hopefully this will help give you inspiration to come up with new ideas.

Hosting something entirely new may appeal to a new audience of supporters.  For instance, putting on an event for children like an assault course and then g...


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Ten Advantages of Google Places for Your Organisation

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, July 27, 2012, In : Google 
 

What is Google Places?

Google Places is Google’s way of giving local organisations an upper hand. There are so many benefits to getting listed in Google Places that any charity or not-for-profit organisation who’s not taking advantage of it is really missing a trick!

Should you be using Google Places?

Add your charity or not-for-profit organisation to Google Places and you’ll discover hundreds of advantages for advertising your organisation through this free service.  There are ten...


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How the 'SMS Text Messaging' function can improve your fundraising results

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : SMS Text Messaging & Fundraising 

Activate the SMS Text Message function in AdvantageNFP Fundraiser and see how your charity can improve fundraising results.   This week's case study looks at how St. Clare's Hospice is using SMS Text Messaging to inform supporters that registration for an event is now open.

St. Clare’s Hospice is a local independent charity established in 1987, to provide palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses South of the Tyne.  

St. Clare’s Hospice has been an AdvantageNFP Fundraiser custo...

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CRM Database Best Practice Tips

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Fundraising Database 
Don’t ask what your database can do for you – ask what you can do for your database

This is a short micro blog post containing advice on the little things that make a big difference on your Supporter Relationship Management Database. 
  1.  From a strategic point view, establish SMART objectives for your fundraising and communication targets. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.  Then monitor frequently your objectives on your CRM’s KPI Dashboard:

  2. Keep your records clean a...

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The Cardinal Newman Catholic School selects AdvantageNFP Fundraiser

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Fundraising Database 

PRESS RELEASE

Hove-based Cardinal Newman Catholic School (CNCS), which has been open since 1872, chose AdvantageNFP, powered by Redbourn Business Systems, to provide its AdvantageNFP Fundraiser CRM solution.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is a large 11-18 Catholic mixed comprehensive school established to serve the many parishes that lie on the coastal strip between Newhaven and Seaford in the east and Shoreham in the west.

AdvantageNFP is a portfolio of Not-For-Profit database solutions ...


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Integrated Campaign Leads To Great Fundraising Results

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Social Media & Fundraising 

Planning strategically your organisation's integrated campaigns can lead to outstanding fundraising results. This week's case study illustrates the World Development Movement's Real George Osborne campaign, which generated a significant amount of new regular donors for the charity.


The World Development Movement (WDM) is a UK-based anti-poverty campaigning organisation with a worldwide reputation for tackling hard-hitting, controversial issues. WDM has been an AdvantageNFP Fundraiser custome...
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Fundraising through gaming

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Fundraising & Gaming 
A post from our Marketing Manager.

It was a good few months ago when I came across a really good blog post on fundraising via gaming from Caroline Howes on Spring Giving. I was aware already of War Child, an AdvantageNFP customer, and their ads on Football Manager a couple of years ago, as a football gaming fanatic (and through Redbourn Business Systems’ presentation on CHASE a few years ago) however I did not fully grasp that gaming could help fundraising substantially and the huge potent...


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Wealth Intelligence – Diamonds In Your Back Yard

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, November 25, 2011, In : Fundraising Database 

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