fundraising

Small Charity Week – celebrating the big impact of small charities

By George Colbourn, Fundraising Development Coordinator at Wikimedia UK This year, Wikimedia UK is taking part in ‘Small Charity Week’, an annual event to celebrate the contributions made by the small charity sector to individuals, communities and causes across the country. From the 14th-19th of June 2021, we will be joining other charities with a revenue of… read more »

Introducing George Colbourn – our new Fundraising Development Coordinator

In January we started the year as we mean to go on, by ensuring that Wikimedia UK is sustainable for the future. We grew our fundraising capacity by recruiting George Colbourn for the newly created role of Fundraising Development Coordinator. George joins our Development and Communications Team, headed by Natasha Iles, and accompanied by Katie Crampton… read more »

Introducing Natasha Iles, our new Head of Development and Communications

In October we recruited for a role that we have long known will be critical to the sustainability of Wikimedia UK’s vital work. Having a Head of Development and Communications gives us a strategic approach to our public image, fundraising, and external outreach. We wanted the role to be in senior management, leading a new… read more »

A message to our supporters in lockdown

By Lucy Crompton-Reid, Wikimedia UK’s Chief Executive. I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well during the current crisis. I think if there is a silver lining to this horrible situation it’s that I see more care and concern from friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have only met a small… read more »

Remember a Charity in Your Will Week

This post was written by Wikimedia UK’s fundraising team This week is “Remember a Charity in Your Will Week“.  Wikimedia UK supports this national campaign to encourage this type of giving; Remember a Charity was set up in 2001 to address the fact that while 74% of the UK population support charities, only 6% currently leave… read more »

Wikimedia UK is now a member of the Fundraising Standards Board

This post was written by Katherine Bavage, Wikimedia UK Fundraising Manager ‘Imagine a world in which every single human being is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing…” These are the words used by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, that have historically inspired readers over the years… read more »

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