Our Voluntary Sector Forum for September will focus on sharing expertise and experience on digital fundraising and how to plan a campaign. This could be used as a #GivingTuesday campaign for 30 Nov.  2021 or any time that you need that extra push to attract funds, skills or time to your organisation.

According to the first M+R UK Digital Benchmarks study, on average, non-profit organisations in the UK reported a 35% increase in online revenue in 2020 compared to the previous year. *

Giving Tuesday brought in £14,000 a minute for good causes in the UK, defying the challenges of social distancing to deliver a bumper fundraising day for charities across the country. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which runs the campaign in the UK, has revealed figures from Visa showing that £20.2 million was donated via their payment platforms in the UK on 1 December. This amounts to £14,000 a minute – and is a 42% rise in donations made through Visa compared to Giving Tuesday in 2019.**

To support your digital fundraising activities, we have teamed up with the national charity, the Charity Digital Trust whose principle aim is to ‘help other charities accelerate their missions using digital technology’.

We will be joined for the Forum by Lisa, Business Development manager at Charity Digital.

Before joining Charity Digital, Lisa was previously working in the global exhibitions sector, successfully enhancing hundreds of British companies ‘ profile on international markets. She’s very interested in the non-profit sector and fundraising space, having been a passionate street fundraiser during university.

She’s also an advocate for local community engagement through volunteering and being part of numerous singing projects, the most recent one in support of the UNHCR.


The agenda will include:

  • The best digital fundraising platforms for Charities by Lisa Chomette of Charity Digital. 
  • Case studies from smaller organisations
  • How to plan a campaign for #GivingTuesday


Is Crowdfunding an option for you?

In the right hands crowdfunding has proved a very successful fundraising tool for some organisations but choosing the right platform and knowing your audience are key to planning and delivering a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The Voluntary Sector Forum  will be followed by a stand-alone workshop looking in more detail at the pros and cons of crowdfunding platforms and taking you through a process for putting a crowdfunding plan together.

Who should attend?

Both the Voluntary Sector Forum and the workshop are free events open to staff and volunteers of charities, community groups and voluntary sector organisations in Lincolnshire.


Booking is via Eventbrite

Voluntary Sector Forum: Digital Fundraising Success Tickets, Mon 20 Sep 2021 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

Voluntary Sector Workshop: Crowdfunding Tickets, Mon 20 Sep 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite


* UK nonprofits saw 35% rise in online revenue in 2020 – UK Fundraising

** £20.2 million donated on Giving Tuesday 2020 – Giving Tuesday