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2016

  • 20 Sep 16
    Advice For Charities | Digital

    What Digital Changes Do People Want To See In The NFP Sector?

    The charity sector is notorious for dragging its feet when it comes to change, especially when that change involves embracing…

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  • 14 Sep 16
    Career Advice

    Should I Send a Thank You Note After My Job Interview?

    You have found the perfect job vacancy. You wrote a great application. You got an interview and prepared your answers.…

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  • 05 Sep 16
    Advice For Charities | Career Advice | HR | Recruitment

    2016 Charity Sector Salary Analysis

    One of the many services Flow Caritas provides to job seekers is expert career advice. We find many candidates come…

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  • 30 Aug 16
    Career Advice | HR

    What To Wear To Your Charity Job

    We have been recruiting for not for profit organisations for more than a decade, and while fashions come and go, one thing remains…

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  • 15 Aug 16
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising

    The Future of Fundraising Podcast: David Burgess

    Following the hugely successful Future of Fundraising meetups hosted by Flow Caritas and SolarAid’s Richard Turner, we’ve carried on the momentum…

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  • 11 Aug 16
    F2F Fundraising | Recruitment

    Everything You Wish You Knew About Face To Face Fundraising

    Face to face fundraisers are on the front lines for charities, putting themselves out there every day in order to…

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  • 01 Aug 16
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising

    Brexit and the Next Generation of Donors

    My fifteen year old daughter is a member of the next generation of donors, and her future is more uncertain…

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  • 18 Jul 16
    Advice For Charities | F2F Fundraising | Fundraising

    Finding The Right Fundraising Agency

    It’s a tough time out there in the donor acquisition market. Many fundraising responsibilities are outsourced to agencies who are experts…

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  • 12 Jul 16
    Career Advice | Digital | Fundraising

    Three Things Fundraisers Need On Their LinkedIn Profile

    1) A decent picture LinkedIn isn’t like any other social media site. It is your online resume that employers and…

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  • 07 Jul 16
    Advice For Charities | Digital | Social media

    Write Your Own Charity Blog

    Charities are always looking for ways to get their message in front of fresh eyes. Maybe you’ve started a Twitter…

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  • 27 Jun 16
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    How To Have A Memorable Job Interview

    If you’ve landed an interview for your dream job, the last thing you want to do is come across as…

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  • 22 Jun 16
    Career Advice | Digital | Recruitment

    5 Digital Jobs That You Can Get In A Charity

    A major topic of conversation in the charity sector at the moment is “digital transformation.” Matt Collins from Platypus Digital…

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  • 17 Jun 16
    Events | News

    Celebrating Small Charity Week

    This week the UK has been celebrating Small Charity Week, recognising the important work done by inspirational groups of people…

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  • 14 Jun 16
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising

    What Charities Need To Know About Effective Altruism

    Being good to one another is the fundamental basis of humanity. People want to give, but they also want to…

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  • 07 Jun 16
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    Why Summer Is The Perfect Time To Look For Work

    You have spent the last few weeks leaving your scarf at home, pulling your tshirts from the back of your…

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  • 03 Jun 16
    Advice For Charities | Career Advice | HR

    How To Deal With Workplace Stress

    Not every day at work is going to be perfect. But sometimes the pressures of the job can really bring…

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  • 02 Jun 16
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    What Questions Will Charities Ask In Their Interviews?

    Want to make a career move into the charity sector? The first step is to write the perfect job application.…

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  • 27 May 16
    Career Advice | HR

    Your Ultimate Pre-Interview Playlist

    Set the scene: you’re on public transport, in a cab, in your car. You’re on the way to a job…

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  • 24 May 16
    Advice For Charities | HR | Recruitment

    Take Advantage Of The Millennial Work Ethic

    A millennial is a person who reached their adulthood in the 2000s, and they are usually generalised as a lazy,…

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  • 20 May 16
    Digital | Events | Fundraising

    Digital Fundraising Is The Future

    Digital fundraising was the hot topic at last night’s monthly Future of Fundraising Meetup, hosted by our Director Rory White…

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  • 17 May 16
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    Why You Should Pursue A Career In Charity

    According to research conducted by Investors in People, 60% of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs. About 17.4 million…

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  • 13 May 16
    Career Advice | News

    How To Write The Perfect Job Application

    Research from the New College of the Humanities shows that 20% of employers never even finish reading a CV and…

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  • 09 May 16
    News | Recruitment | Survey

    Candidate Feedback Survey 2016

    Flow Caritas recently undertook a candidate feedback survey in order to establish exactly what our candidates are looking for in…

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  • 25 Apr 16
    News | Recruitment

    Young People and the Value of Switching Jobs

    According to research published by the Resolution Foundation, young workers aged 18 to 29 could be earning 2.7 times more…

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  • 21 Apr 16
    Career Advice | F2F Fundraising

    7 Reasons To Work For A Charity This Summer

    Your essays are submitted and exams are over. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the pub is…

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  • 14 Apr 16
    Advice For Charities | Events | Fundraising

    The Future of Fundraising

    When our Director Rory White and SolarAid‘s Chief Fundraiser Richard Turner were having a chat over coffee, they were inspired…

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  • 05 Apr 16
    F2F Fundraising | Fundraising | News

    Getting Started In F2F Fundraising

    Face-to-Face (F2F) fundraising is a successful and cost-efficient way of signing up additional donors to your charity. F2F fundraising can be…

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  • 01 Apr 16
    Career Advice | F2F Fundraising

    How To Prepare For Your Charity Fundraiser Interview

    Time taken out at university to volunteer or become a fundraiser for a charity around your area is a great way of…

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  • 29 Mar 16
    Fundraising | News

    What Are The Biggest Charitable Donations In History?

    There are so many deserving causes in the world and many people show their support through volunteering, raising awareness and charitable…

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  • 14 Mar 16
    F2F Fundraising | News | Recruitment

    Are we in danger of isolating the next generation of employees in the UK?

    Thirty per cent of 16 to 18 year olds expect to wait over a year to secure a job after leaving…

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  • 23 Feb 16
    Advice For Charities | News | Recruitment

    Is 2016 the year of the candidate for the charity sector?

    The power of jobseekers Last summer we posted an article that covered a growing trend of recruitment stats firmly putting the power…

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  • 18 Feb 16
    F2F Fundraising

    Be a Fantastic Fundraiser in 2016!

    Whether you’re in it for a few weeks to earn some cash over the uni holidays, or you’re using it…

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  • 09 Feb 16
    Advice For Charities | F2F Fundraising | Fundraising

    Why are ex-creatives so good at fundraising?

    According to our fundraising industry analysis report Streets Ahead, those who have previously worked or pursued a career in a creative…

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  • 02 Feb 16
    Advice For Charities | Events | News

    The Institute of Fundraising Event Manager’s Forum

    Last Friday Flow Caritas presented at the latest Event Manager’s Forum, one of the many specialist events run by the…

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  • 14 Jan 16
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    Making The Most Of Your Recruitment Consultant

    In the old days, it was widely thought that a recruitment consultant’s main focus was just to get your job…

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2015

  • 16 Sep 15
    Career Advice | Digital | Recruitment

    Top Skills: Digital Communications

    Digital communications within the third sector plays a major part in the way that charities reach out to their donors…

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  • 08 Sep 15
    Career Advice | Fundraising

    How To Make A Career Move Into The Charity Sector

    The charity and not-for-profit sector is an extremely competitive area to secure work in. So how do you make the…

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  • 04 Sep 15
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    Top Skills: Administration

    If you want to work in an administration or operations position in a charity, make sure you CV reflects your knowledge…

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  • 25 Aug 15
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    Take Your Job Search To The Next Level

    As the summer comes to a rainy close, recruitment teams across the country are getting ready to kick things up…

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  • 13 Aug 15
    Advice For Charities | Digital | News

    What Role Can Data Play In Charity?

    Charities always have to come up with new and exciting ways to engage with people to gather support and help…

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  • 22 Jul 15
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    What NOT To Do On Your CV

    Before you apply for your next job, take a look at your CV to make sure that you haven’t made any…

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  • 14 Jul 15
    Advice For Charities | HR | Recruitment

    What Benefits Do Employees Really Value?

    When asked, employees will usually give a grand list of their desired on-the-job perks. Anything from daily massages, to catered…

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  • 09 Jul 15
    Advice For Charities | Career Advice | Recruitment

    Revealing Interview Questions That You Should Be Asking

    Interviewers, are you asking these questions? Interviewees, are you prepared for these questions? The consultants at Flow Caritas believe that these…

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  • 08 Jul 15
    Career Advice | News

    Why It’s Important To Include Volunteering On Your CV

    When you’re writing your CV, you might not consider adding any voluntary work you’ve completed because it’s not paid employment. However,…

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  • 03 Jul 15
    Career Advice | Recruitment | Social media

    Use LinkedIn So Your Dream Charity Job Can Find You!

    Flow Caritas has been working in charity recruitment for over a decade, and every year we are turning to LinkedIn more…

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  • 23 Jun 15
    Career Advice | Digital

    Highlight Your Digital Skills On Your Charity CV

    Digital roles in the charity sector have had a meteoric rise in importance. The emphasis on expanding donor engagement and the audience…

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  • 18 Jun 15
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising | HR

    Why A Charity Recruitment Agency Is Worth The Investment

    Recruiting for specialist jobs can be hard, especially in the charity sector. There will only ever be a small group of…

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  • 09 Jun 15
    Advice For Charities | Career Advice | HR | Recruitment

    Recent Recruitment Stats Shows Candidates Taking Back Control

    The number of job vacancies being advertised has surpassed the 1 million mark for the first time since the 2008…

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  • 04 Jun 15
    Advice For Charities | Social media

    #GetTheTeamOnBoard: Charity Staff On Social Media

    It’s 2015 and we all know how influential 140 characters can be! Beth Kanter has examined how and why charities…

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  • 19 May 15
    Career Advice | HR | News

    Do’s and Don’ts When You Apply For an HR Job

    The most common answer candidates give when asked why they’ve chosen a career in Human Resources is that they love…

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  • 11 May 15
    Career Advice | F2F Fundraising | News

    5 Reasons Face to Face Fundraising Looks Good On Your CV

    Face to face fundraising is more than just a summer job; it will help your CV stand out for years…

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  • 05 May 15
    Advice For Charities | Digital

    How To Spot The Best Digital Talent

    Effective communication with existing and potential stakeholders has always been key for charities and non-profits. But digital communication channels are…

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  • 15 Apr 15
    Career Advice

    Why A Temporary Job Can Help Your Charity Career

    Going for a temporary job can actually work out brilliantly for your career – and here’s 5 reasons why: 1.…

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  • 19 Mar 15
    Advice For Charities

    What Every Charity Should Expect From Their Recruitment Agency

    Most charities and not for profit organisations have – at some point – considered using a charity recruitment agency like Flow…

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  • 12 Mar 15
    Career Advice | Recruitment

    What Jobseekers Should Expect From A Charity Recruitment Agency

    Most people working in the charity sector have – at some point – considered using a charity recruitment agency like Flow Caritas…

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  • 27 Feb 15
    Digital | News

    Addressing The Increase in Digital Jobs in The Charity Sector

    After noticing an influx of digital vacancies within the charity and not for profit sector, Flow Caritas set up a…

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  • 12 Feb 15
    Advice For Charities | Recruitment

    4 Interview Questions You Need To Stop Asking

    Our job as interviewers and recruiters is to get the best out of our candidates. We all know that the process…

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2014

  • 27 Aug 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Streets Ahead: Mapping The Careers Of Street Fundraisers

    Flow Caritas is proud to be launching Streets Ahead, an important report on a research project we recently undertook. I believe our…

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  • 13 Jun 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Don’t Do Something You Can’t Defend!

    I was at a dinner party recently when a friend asked me a question that I knew was only a…

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  • 12 May 14
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising

    Are You Proud To Be A Fundraiser?

    We recently asked Ian McQuillin, manager of fundraising think tank Rogare at Plymouth Uni, about his talk ‘Are you Proud…

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  • 09 Apr 14
    F2F Fundraising

    What Skills Did You Learn As A Street Fundraiser?

    Last month we launched our Streets Ahead career path project to map the transition from street fundraiser to mainstream charity…

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  • 21 Mar 14
    News

    Rory’s Blog For The Guardian Voluntary Network

    This morning, The Guardian Voluntary Network featured the following blog post from our MD, Rory White, on the Streets Ahead…

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  • 13 Mar 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Announcing The Streets Ahead Research Project

    This week, Flow Caritas is launching an important research project; Streets Ahead: Mapping the career transitions from street fundraising into…

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2012

  • 13 Jul 12
    F2F Fundraising | News

    Face to Face Fundraising is over 100 years old!

    Many people seem to think that large-scale face to face fundraising was first developed by Greenpeace in the 1990s, but…

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  • 13 Jul 12
    F2F Fundraising | News

    F2F Fundraising: A Case for the Defence

    I found myself skirting around an oncoming street fundraiser myself this morning on Camden High Street as I hurried towards…

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  • 03 Apr 12
    Fundraising | News

    Fundraising Almost Always Involves Change

    In 30 years of fundraising, I have never come across any organization that has fully embraced all the types of…

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  • 22 Feb 12
    F2F Fundraising | News

    Reader Beware: Contains Dangerous Ideas on How to Motivate F2F Fundraisers!

    Greenpeace International Executive Director with some motivated street fundraisers It will come as no surprise that the highest achieving face-to-face…

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2011

  • 20 Dec 11
    Fundraising | News

    Trust Fundraising: the Cinderella of the Fundraising World?

    It’s the same old story, being played out every day in charitable organisations across the length and breadth of the…

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  • 28 Jun 11
    F2F Fundraising

    In Defence Of “Chuggers”

    “Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a ‘chugger’!” (pause for gasps) It does seem funny to me that when I tell…

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  • 09 May 11
    F2F Fundraising | News

    “Thank You, Street Fundraisers” by Ken Burnett

    I stopped a fundraiser in the street the other day. He was hurrying by on some seemingly urgent business of his…

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