16 December, 2011
If you’re in London 10 January 2012, we would be delighted if you could attend our meeting.
Our past chair, William Yule invites supporters to a fundraising meeting at Institute of Psychiatry:
“You will know from our website that in addition to undertaking a great deal of training these last few years, the Foundation has also funded a number of research projects. Some of these are now completed and have resulted in good, peer-reviewed publications. As hoped for, pilot studies and RCTs of the use of our Training Recovery Techniques and Writing for Recovery manuals now have good evidence of their efficacy.
Until now the Foundation’s income has come mainly from fundraising concerts in Norway and the generosity of the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs. However, the recession is hitting charities and we need to increase our efforts to raise corporate and individual funds.
This year, we have been negotiating with the UK Revenue to have the Norwegian based charity registered to enable tax claims on donations from UK tax payers. Our Lawyers advised us that this was preferable to registering a linked UK based charity. We are now waiting the decision of HMRC. So this is the time to get organised regarding fundraising. Once recognised by HMRC we are advised that it will be easier to attract corporate donations.
We would like to hear from you regarding any suggestions for fundraising, and whether you can attend a meeting at 4 pm on Tuesday 10 January 2012 at the Institute of Psychiatry, 1 floor Henry Wellcome Building. Even if you are unable to attend, please contact us with your suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most charities depend on a large group of supporters. How do we encourage more giving. How do we make maximum use of Just giving, Virgin Charity giving and so on? Sponsored walks and swims seem to attract donations. Charity auctions, concerts and so on can be good for raising our profile as well as funds.”