09 May Diversifying income through the cost of living crisis – EasyFundraising
Hard-pressed third sector organisations say they are facing a perfect storm of rising demand and costs at a time when donations and volunteer support are plummeting.
A survey by charity shopping site easyfundraising found that over 60% of good causes have experienced a drop in money raised over the past year – with almost the same proportion (59.7%) expecting the downward trend to continue as supporters struggle to make ends meet.
One-third said they would change how they fundraise, with many expressing that they are looking for more ‘innovative’ and ‘digital ways’ to help bridge the gap.
How easyfundraising can bridge the gap
easyfundraising has supported the third sector for more than 15 years, helping to bridge the financial gap and providing a route to unrestricted funding.
easyfundraising enables third sector organisations of all shapes and sizes to receive free donations from 7,500 well-known online retailers including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Trainline and many more.
190,000 good causes around the UK already use it, with 72% using their funds to cover operational expenses and core costs.
Darwen Dogs said, “It just takes the pressure off a little, making life a little easier,” while Bromsgrove and Redditch Network say, “It’s really helpful to have unrestricted funds to spend on day-to-day stuff – it’s hard to apply for grants to cover that sort of thing.”
If your organisation is in need of funding, find out how easyfundraising can help here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/southend/