Get a charity website - 6 step guide

In this post, we explain how to create a charity website when you don’t have much time, money or experience. By following this simple process you can build a new charity website from scratch in a matter of days.

Should I add a forum to my charity website?

Should we add a forum to our charity’s website?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The answer varies depending on your circumstances. In this post, we'll help you work out if you need one, how to use and if not, what alternatives there are.

10 of the best UK fundraising blogs to equip charities

With the launch of the Hubble Apps Platform, which is as much about fundraising as it is about communications, we've been on a mission to engage more with the fundraising side of the charity world in the UK.

Here are ten of the best UK fundraising blogs. Enjoy!

Software for charities - how to get it discounted or free

There’s nothing we all love more than a good discount! This is a list of great software applications that offer their systems either free or at a discount to charities and nonprofits.

Text-to-donate: when to use text giving as a charity and what it costs

Receiving donations via SMS text message can be a powerful source of income for small charities. Almost any charity can benefit but there are limitations to consider. This post explains how text giving works, what it costs, when you should use it and how to get started.

Charity names - How to choose a good one

This post will help you choose a good charity name. It’s packed with ideas and resources to help you find a unique name.

5 alternatives to JustGiving for event fundraising

In the UK, JustGiving is the most popular event fundraising platform. They charge quite a lot for their service and this has led many UK charities to look for alternatives. In this post, we look at 5 good options to serve your event-based fundraising needs.

10 ways to get more donations on your small charity website

This post explains how to increase the number of donations you get on your charity website. It is aimed at small charities with small budgets. There is no magic formula for getting more donations but if you act on these ten steps your online fundraising will definitely improve.

Charity or social enterprise? Which is the best legal structure to choose?

Assuming that you know why you are setting up a charity or social enterprise, this post helps you navigate through the (many!) different options for legal structures to find the best one for you. It can be overwhelming so we’ll try to cut through the jargon.

How & why to start a new charity: 10 things to consider

Starting a charity is not for the faint-hearted! This post highlights the key issues facing those looking to start a new charity: how to define an audience and a distinctive mission.

Charity CRM - 8 tips on how to choose a database

A good charity CRM database will allow you to manage a single consolidated list of people and organisations that can be accessed by anyone in your team from anywhere. It will help you to keep accurate records and improve the experience your supporters have as they relate to your charity.

4 fully integrated website & database platforms for charities

For small charities, getting your website to talk to your database and other systems can be a real pain. Commissioning custom integration work is expensive and hard to maintain. In this post, we review four of the best fully integrated solutions for charities.

Wordpress & Open-Source vs Software-as-a-Service alternatives: when is SaaS better?

An important and reasonably long-term decision when building a website is whether to choose open-source or a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. In this post, we explore the pros and cons of each.

Charity database software - 12 best charity fundraising & donor systems

Choosing the right database software for charity can be difficult. This post focuses on fundraising and donor systems and highlights the best options for small charities.

GDPR for small charities - data protection guide

Legislation on data protection and e-privacy is being shaken up. Find out what you need to do to comply.

Website launch preparation & testing checklist

Find out everything you need to know about launching and testing your website before launch.

How charities can get Adobe software, virtually FREE

This post explains how you can get significant charity discounts on Adobe software and how you can put this software to good use within your charity. When we first wrote this post the discounts were massive. They have sadly now been reduced but the savings are still good.

How To design a charity social media strategy that gives a tangible return on investment

This post identifies the need to move beyond assessing the effectiveness of a charity’s social media strategy by measuring outputs like followers, re-tweets, etc. and offers some simple tips for gathering content to fuel your new strategy.

Website legal requirements for UK charities

A quick guide to the legal requirements affecting charity websites in the United Kingdom. What to do, where and why.

How to set up views and goals in Google Analytics

A quick look at how to configure views and goals in Google Analytics for your new website so you can start measuring what's important. There's more detail if your needs are more advanced.