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2015

  • 22 Jul 15
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    What NOT to do on your CV

    Before you apply for your next job, refresh your CV by checking you haven’t made any of these common mistakes;…

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  • 15 Jul 15
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    How to ace your next cover letter

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  • 14 Jul 15
    Advice For Charities | HR | News | 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 | News | Recruitment

    The best, & most revealing, interview questions you should be asking

    Interviewers, are you asking these questions? Interviewees are you prepared for these questions if they come up? The consultants here…

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  • 08 Jul 15
    Career Advice | News

    Why it’s important to include voluntary positions on a CV

    When 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 | News | Recruitment | Social media

    How to use LinkedIn so your dream job can find you!

    As recruiters, we are turning to LinkedIn more and more. It is better than traditional CV databases at giving you…

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  • 24 Jun 15
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    How to be the right kind of memorable in a job interview

    The worst thing you can be in a job interview is forgettable. You want to make an impact… just make…

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  • 23 Jun 15
    Career Advice | Digital

    How to make your digital skills stand out on your CV

    Digital roles in the charity sector have had a meteoric rise in importance. The emphasis on expanding reach, and the…

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  • 18 Jun 15
    Advice For Charities | Fundraising | HR | News

    Why a specialist recruitment consultancy is worth the investment

    Recruiting for speciality jobs can be hard. There will only ever be a small group of qualified people looking at…

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

    It’s a buyers’ market – how recent recruitment stats put the power back in the hands of the candidates

    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 | News | Social media

    #GetTheTeamOnBoard: The benefits of using your staff to spread your charity’s message 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

    Applying for an HR position? Here are the 3 things you should & shouldn’t do!

    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
    News

    How to spot top-notch 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 | News

    5 reasons 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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  • 09 Apr 15
    Events | HR | News

    Free Shared Parental Leave seminar with the Family & Childcare Trust

    This April has seen the start of one of the biggest changes to family working policy in recent years. This…

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  • 02 Apr 15
    Career Advice | Events | News

    Register now for our next bespoke CV workshop on 28th April!

    Maybe you’re already working in the non-profit sector and have spotted an amazing charity job opening. Or maybe you’d like…

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  • 19 Mar 15
    Advice For Charities | News

    What every charity should absolutely expect of a specialist recruiter

    Most charities and not for profit organisations have – at some point – considered using a specialist recruitment agency to…

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  • 13 Mar 15
    News

    Flow Caritas speaks at the British Red Cross Annual Fundraising Conference

    The British Red Cross held their annual fundraising conference this week and they kindly invited me to speak at the…

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  • 12 Mar 15
    Career Advice | News | Recruitment

    What every candidate should absolutely expect of a charity recruiter

    If you’re a candidate looking for a job in the charity sector, it’s likely you’re considering using the services of…

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  • 27 Feb 15
    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 have decided to…

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  • 26 Feb 15
    Events | News

    Bookings now open for our next CV workshop on 24th March 2015!

    As a special treat to handpicked candidates, Flow’s expert consultants are holding CV workshops, providing an unparalleled insight into the…

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  • 12 Feb 15
    News

    4 interview questions you need to stop asking now (and 4 to ask instead)

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

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  • 06 Feb 15
    Events | News

    Flow Caritas are looking for event ideas!

    At Flow we love keeping on top of new developments affecting the not for profit sector, and charity events and…

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2014

  • 11 Dec 14
    News

    Luke out for our Creative and Digital Recruitment Specialist!

    Flow were quick to identify the growing digital trend in fundraising, and the charity sector in general. This meant we…

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  • 27 Aug 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Streets Ahead: mapping the careers of street fundraisers

    Flow Caritas is proud to be launching an important report. It’s something I believe will dramatically improve the way street…

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  • 13 Jun 14
    News

    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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  • 05 Jun 14
    News | Social media

    Bridging the management gap in in-house F2F fundraising

    Working in the thick of face-to-face fundraising for the past five years, I’ve seen some major changes in the way…

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  • 13 May 14
    F2F Fundraising

    New business development manager joins Flow to help charities set up their own in-house F2F fundraising teams

    We’re delighted to announce that Matt Monfared – who has five years experience with Shelter, the Shelter Street Academy and…

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  • 12 May 14
    News

    Are you proud to be a fundraiser?

    Are you proud to be a fundraiser? This month we asked Ian McQuillin, formerly of the PFRA and now Manager…

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  • 25 Apr 14
    F2F Fundraising

    More reasons why it’s good to be a F2F fundraiser!

    What made you decide to become a F2F fundraiser? Did you see it as a leg-up in to a charity…

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  • 09 Apr 14
    News

    What skills did you learn on the street? #StreetsAhead Survey

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

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  • 27 Mar 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Street Fundraising set me up for a broader fundraising role – it can do the same for you

    Earlier this month, Flow launched the #StreetsAhead project with the aim of showing that street fundraising is a valid starting…

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  • 21 Mar 14
    News

    ‘Chuggers’ are bonafide employees, not the charity sector’s dirty little secret

    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
    News

    Research project to map career progression from street to charity fundraising department

    This week, Flow Caritas is launching an important research project. It’s something I believe will dramatically improve the way street…

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  • 03 Mar 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Are you in it for the love or for the money?

    When it comes to getting a new job, what matters the most to you? Is it job security, getting a…

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  • 13 Feb 14
    News

    Using social media as a part of your job search

    Using social media as a part of your job search 2014 isn’t just a landmark year for Flow Caritas. Earlier…

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  • 31 Jan 14
    News

    Say it from the heart…

    Say it from the heart It may sound corny, but keep reading: I’m going to a networking supper this evening…

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  • 29 Jan 14
    F2F Fundraising

    Be a Fantastic Fundraiser in 2014!

    How to be great at what you do Whether you’re in it for a few weeks to earn some cash…

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  • 20 Jan 14
    News

    Celebrating 10 years of success!

      Ten years and counting – 2014 is a massive year for Flow Caritas as we celebrate our 10th anniversary…

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2013

  • 30 Dec 13
    News

    Flow’s 2013 Roundup

    Rory’s 2013 Roundup We’ve had a fantastic year here at Flow Caritas, placing amazing candidates and helping set up in-house fundraising…

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  • 20 Dec 13
    News

    ‘Tis the season…to find the role of your dreams!

    The Christmas countdown has begun with just over a week to go ’til the big day. The team here at Flow have…

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  • 09 Dec 13
    News

    Christmas is coming…

    Flow, Ho, ho!   The Christmas season is upon us and if you’re like us you’ve been singing along to…

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  • 26 Nov 13
    News

    Flow Caritas have been shortlisted for the IoF Partners in Fundraising Awards

    Flow Caritas are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Institute of Fundraising, Partners in Fundraising Awards…

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  • 18 Nov 13
    News

    Winter is coming!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas latest Newsletter So winter is well and truly on its way and with the forecast predicting…

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  • 05 Nov 13
    News

    Remember, Remember the 5th of November

    We started last week in chaos with torrential rain, trains being re-routed and tree branches in places they really shouldn’t…

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  • 31 Oct 13
    News

    The future of Olympic Cycling

    On Tuesday 22nd October, the team at Flow Caritas headed down to the iconic Herne Hill velodrome to watch the…

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  • 21 Oct 13
    News

    All Hallows Eve

      Welcome to the Flow Caritas Newsletter The countdown to Halloween has begun, the pumpkin displays are appearing in the…

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  • 08 Oct 13
    News

    It’s time to Google yourself

    Welcome to the Flow Caritas newsletter      A month of changes…   October brings a change in seasons. With…

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  • 23 Sep 13
    News

    The Future of Fundraising

        Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter     Fundraising innovation    We saw the summer well and truly…

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  • 09 Sep 13
    News

    Autumn days are here again…

    Welcome to the latest Flow Caritas newsletter So it looks like we’ve seen the last of the sunshine for another…

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  • 28 Aug 13
    News

    You Don’t need a Carnival to Beat the Autumn Blues

    We hope everyone had a great bank holiday weekend. Whatever you did, whether it was avoiding the crowds and taking…

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  • 12 Aug 13
    News

    Going for Gold

      Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter Going for Gold If you’ve been watching the athletics this weekend you’ll have…

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  • 30 Jul 13
    News

    Summer in the City

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter               Here’s to a sporting summer                       So summer is finally here and we’ve heard some…

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  • 17 Jul 13
    News

    Goodbyes and great new opportunities!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Goodbyes and great new opportunities It is with a heavy heart that we will…

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  • 12 Jul 13
    News

    Want to be a brilliant fundraiser? Come to the August First Thursday

    We fundraise in a competitive world. How we have fundraised in the past will not be good enough for the…

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  • 02 Jul 13
    News

    Serving up some Ace new jobs

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter!      Famous Fundraising at Flow Caritas        If someone mentions the…

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  • 26 Jun 13
    News

    Don’t miss the Institute of Fundraising National Convention

    Don’t miss the fundraisers event of the year! The Institute of Fundraising National Convention will take place at the Hilton London…

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  • 20 Jun 13
    News

    Too Much “Communication” Not Enough Talking

    I long ago stopped listing to an ipod on the tube. When I realised I was probably doing myself permanent…

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  • 19 Jun 13
    F2F Fundraising | News | Social media

    Winter is coming!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas latest Newsletter So winter is well and truly on its way and with the forecast predicting…

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  • 19 Jun 13
    F2F Fundraising

    The summer of fundraising

    Welcome to the summer of fundraising The summer is finally here and we’re looking forward to a summer of fundraising…

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  • 18 Jun 13
    News

    Famous Fundraising

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Famous Fundraising at Flow Caritas   We took to the streets of London this month,…

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  • 13 Jun 13
    News

    July’s First Thursday with the IoF

    July First Thursday 4th July 2013 Join us for a 20 Minute Master Class with David Pearce on everything you…

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  • 04 Jun 13
    News

    The Secret Recipe to Success

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Sometimes the old ways really are the best – Rory, Director   I’ve just…

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  • 20 May 13
    News

    Dragon’s Den, Interview Tips and More!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! 8 practical ways to shine in an interview: 1.       Be likeable – its really…

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  • 10 May 13
    News

    Don’t miss the June First Thursday Event

    June First Thursday Thursday 6th June Time: 6:00-9:00pm Venue: The Red Herring – London Take a whistle-stop tour of trust…

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  • 07 May 13
    News

    If Only Every Weekend Was a Bank Holiday Sun-day!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Bank Holiday Blues – Amina, Recruitment Consultant We hope you had a lovely bank holiday…

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  • 30 Apr 13
    News

    May First Thursday: SOLD OUT

    Becoming a better relationship fundraiser Come and hear Matt Cull talk about his 30 top tips to being a better…

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  • 24 Apr 13
    News

    Marathon Job Hunt!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! London Marathon – be an interview winner Tsegaye Kebede stormed through to win the…

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  • 11 Apr 13
    News

    May First Thursday – Becoming a better relationship fundraiser

    Becoming a better relationship fundraiser Come and hear Matt Cull talk about his 30 top tips to being a better…

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  • 09 Apr 13
    News

    Spring has Sprung Happy Flow-ers!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Some interesting insights into job hunting How often is it that you apply to…

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  • 02 Apr 13
    News

    IOF First Thursday Event- In Memoriam and Tribute Fundraising

    April First Thursday (4 April) with Kevin Kibble. In Memoriam and Tribute fundraising – The Donor’s Choice.  10 Top Tips. In…

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  • 18 Mar 13
    F2F Fundraising | News

    Our new research aims to bring street fundraisers into the mainstream of the fundraising profession

    Today, Flow Caritas is launching an important research project. It’s something I believe will dramatically improve the way street fundraisers…

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  • 11 Mar 13
    News

    The Latest News from Flow!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter! Recent Events First Thursday this month! We had a great speaker in the wonderful…

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  • 25 Feb 13
    News

    Latest News and Views from Flow!

      Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter!     Maintaining Relationships – Paul, Team Manager at Flow Spring had sprung in…

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  • 11 Feb 13
    News

    Pancakes and Love Hearts!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter!  If you’re anything like us, in the month of February, your mind will automatically…

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  • 04 Feb 13
    News

    First Thursday 7th February 2013 with Peter Lewis of the IOF

    February’s First Thursday is an opportunity to hear the Institute’s chief executive, Peter Lewis, share his thoughts on the state…

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  • 25 Jan 13
    News

    Flow Caritas Shortlisted for the Partners in Fundraising IOF Awards 2013

    It was great to be shortlisted for this very prestigious award.  Recognition of the contribution that businesses can make to…

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  • 14 Jan 13
    News

    New Year, New Job!

    New Year’s Resolutions Happy New Year from the team at Flow Caritas! If you are anything like us, you will…

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2012

  • 03 Dec 12
    News

    Fundraising and Festivities from Flow

    Flow, Flow, Flow, Merry Christmas! Well, not quite yet. However, there is no denying that the festive season is upon…

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  • 27 Nov 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Red Cross fundraisers given defibrillator machines

    The British Red Cross is to give its street fundraisers first aid training and equip them with defibrillators after its…

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  • 21 Nov 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Newsletter: Outstanding October

    ‘October gave a party, The leaves by hundreds came, The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples, And leaves of every name. The…

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  • 14 Nov 12
    News

    Once upon a time in a land called Flow Caritas

    Join us… Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter Once upon a time in a land called Cumbria…The Institute of Fundraising…

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  • 05 Nov 12
    News

    Face to Face Conference 4th december 2012 – join Rory White and others

    http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/events-and-training/events/face-to-face-fundraising-2012/ Face to Face fundraising is one of the most visible forms of fundraising, subsequently attracting the most scrutiny and…

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  • 29 Oct 12
    News

    News, Pumpkins and Tip of the Week!

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter First in a series of occasional observations around fundraising methods, tips and tricks from…

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  • 26 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Complaints about ‘chuggers’ often due to ‘guilt transference’, Lord Hodgson tells MPs

    (source PFRA website) 23/10/12 Many people object to ‘chuggers’ because they feel guilty about having to say no to charities,…

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  • 26 Oct 12
    News

    FREE: 10 years of fundraising experience!

    By Reinier Spruit On April 6, 2011 At 2:00 pm This month exactly 10 years ago, I started my first…

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  • 23 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    What is the future of fundraising?

    Peter Lewis, of the Institute of Fundraising, makes the case for fundraisers to carry on self-regulating. Photograph: Andy Hall I’ve…

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  • 19 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Street fundraising plays a vital role in getting charities the funds they need.

    Street fundraising plays a vital role in getting charities the funds they need Claudia Cahalane interviews Sally de la Bedoyere,…

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  • 15 Oct 12
    News

    Latest News!

    Paul has come in very excited this morning after watching Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from 128,000ft (pretty much the edge of…

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  • 12 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Splendid September

    . Splendid September What went down in the Flow world of face to face fundraising this September? Fundraisers, you really…

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  • 11 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    We need face to face fundraisers!

    Di Flatt | 28 May 2012 This week I was reading a thread of comments on LinkedIn about street fundraising.…

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  • 09 Oct 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Time to wake up to F2F!

    By David Cravinho On October 8, 2012 At 2:00 pm   Today, all over the world, thousands of ordinary people…

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  • 26 Sep 12
    News

    Job Vacancies have a shelf life of 15 weeks

    Brits say if a job vacancy hasn’t been filled within 72 days, there’s something wrong with it Brits say if…

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  • 25 Sep 12
    News

    4th October First thursday – On-line Fundraising

    We’re delighted to announce that Stephen Pidegon will be guest speaker at the October First Thursday event.   Stephen will present…

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  • 17 Sep 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News

    Welcome to Flow Caritas’ Latest Newsletter Thought of the day… Why do we recruit for the charity sector?   I…

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  • 04 Sep 12
    News

    Think face-to-face: think mobile

    It really does make sense when you think about it. Using mobile as the key device to keep in touch…

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  • 14 Aug 12
    F2F Fundraising

    The Sun has Got its Hat on, Hip, Hip, Hip, Hooray: Jolly July.

    July. What an exciting month it has been! The sun has been out, London has been buzzing with the build…

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  • 08 Aug 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter

    Olympic Fever I spent the weekend glued to the tv watching team GB pull in more medals, what a brilliant…

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  • 06 Aug 12
    News

    Speed Networking First Thursday 6th September

    After a brilliant First Thursday last week, we are really looking forward to the next event in September. This time…

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  • 26 Jul 12
    News

    Olympic Torch at the Flow Caritas Office

    We just had the Olympic Torch run past our office, a very exciting fleeting glimpse and massive crowds, see some…

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  • 24 Jul 12
    F2F Fundraising

    Charities must take responsibility for face-to-face fundraising, says IoF chief

    By Jenna Pudelek, Third Sector Online, 24 July 2012 Peter Lewis Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising,…

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  • 18 Jul 12
    News

    Flow Paritas – our team rewarded with a trip to Paris

    The team at Flow Caritas have worked really hard this year looking after clients and candidates and as a massive…

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  • 18 Jul 12
    News

    Next First Thursday – focus on getting into fundraising – 2nd August

    Sponsored by Flow Caritas First Thursday 2nd August – First Thursday with Terry Ryall and David Shosanya. ‘Young Fundraisers!  Get inspired!’…

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  • 16 Jul 12
    News

    Welcome to Flow Caritas Latest Newsletter

    Join us… Fundraising – Helping the sector grow! Three joyful days of sipping champagne, dunking doughnuts and meeting clients and…

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  • 16 Jul 12
    News

    London IOF Convention July 2012

    We had a great 3 days at the convention this year and although tucked a little off the beaten track,…

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  • 16 Jul 12
    News

    Join us for the Institute of Fundraising North East bi-monthly meeting – Wed 18th July 2012

    Sponsored by Flow Caritas Wednesday 18th July 20124pm – 6pm Speakers:Victoria Dunn of Victoria Dunn Marketing & Communications“The Value of…

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  • 13 Jul 12
    News

    Face to Face Fundraising is actually over 100 years old!

    by queerideason July 10th, 2012at 10:10 am Posted In: Fundraising Many people seem to think that large-scale face to face…

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  • 13 Jul 12
    News

    Face-to-face fundraising: a case for the defence

    By Stuart Fowkes,Thursday, 12 July 2012, 1 Comment Share I found myself skirting around an oncoming street fundraiser myself this…

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  • 06 Jul 12
    News

    Accredited training for agency fundraisers

    An accredited training programme for face-to-face fundraisers who are employed by agencies is being drawn up by the Institute of…

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  • 02 Jul 12
    News

    Flow Caritas- Latest News 2nd July 2012

    Euro Cup 2012, Wimbledon, the Olympics and now… The Fundraising Convention (Monday 2nd July) We hope you can make it…

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  • 26 Jun 12
    News

    Natwest Nightmare

    Fingers crossed everything has now been resolved with Natwest and RBS. We process all our payroll through Natwest so that…

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  • 22 Jun 12
    News

    Are your face to face donors in ‘the nook’?

    Di Flatt | 22 June 2012 Street fundraising is the ultimate elevator pitch. Di Flatt explains how a great introduction…

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  • 18 Jun 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 18th June 2012

      I wish I had thought of that – brilliant fundraising ideas! Alex and Amina went to this genuinely excellent…

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  • 28 May 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 28th May 2012

    Upcoming Industry Events 31st May 2012 – “I wish I had though of that” –– Fundraising Innovations. A great event…

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  • 25 May 12
    News

    EVENT: Fundraising Talk and Networking Event – 7th June

    Guest Speaker, Martin Kaufman, Director of Development at the Museum of London, will be giving his views on fundraising and…

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  • 15 May 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 15th May 2012

    This newsletter comes hot from our Manchester office, where the weather is better than London! Not only has the Manchester…

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  • 20 Apr 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Sponsor the IOF North West Bursaries for the IOF NW conference Nov 2012

    Flow Caritas are now in their 8th year as the leading fundraising recruitment consultancy in the South East and with…

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  • 17 Apr 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 16th April 2012

    Emma running the marathon for Prostate Action Good luck to Emma Malcolm CEO of Prostate Action who is running the…

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  • 10 Apr 12
    News

    North West Fundraising SIG 17th April Manchester

    Sponsored by Flow Caritas Venue: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA – Link to map There is a car…

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  • 05 Apr 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 3rd April 2012

      Two big events this week that we hope you can attend, The First Thursday on the evening of the…

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  • 03 Apr 12
    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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  • 19 Mar 12
    News

    Manchester IOF Networking Events 17th April 2012

    We are really excited to be a part of the next North West Region IOF event on the 17th April…

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  • 19 Mar 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 19th March 2012

    Spring is nearly here and signifies renewal and new life. For us it means that, unfortunately, we are losing our…

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  • 15 Mar 12
    F2F Fundraising

    FEBRUARY HAS GONE AND SPRING IS ON IT’S WAY – YAY!!

    As January came to a busy end it is time to have a look at what has been happening in…

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  • 27 Feb 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 27th February 2012

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 27th February 2012 It has been an interesting couple of weeks.  One of the biggest suppliers of…

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  • 22 Feb 12
    News

    Reader Beware: Contains Dangerous Ideas on How to Motivate (Face-to-Face) Fundraisers!

    Reader Beware: Contains Dangerous Ideas on How to Motivate (Face-to-Face) Fundraisers! Posted on February 20, 2012 by Jack Ryan Greenpeace…

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  • 07 Feb 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 6th February 2012

      Siberian cold snap hits the UK!! Well not quite the calamity promised by the newspapers, reports from our London…

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  • 07 Feb 12
    News

    First Thursday 1st March 2012 – with Caroline Beaumont of Race Online 2012

    After the recent success of Tanya Steele from Save the Children, we are pleased to welcome Caroline Beaumont from Race…

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  • 01 Feb 12
    F2F Fundraising

    WE’VE ENTERED THE NEW YEAR WITH A BIG BANG!!

    As January comes to a busy end it is time to have a look at what has been happening in…

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  • 24 Jan 12
    News

    Flow Caritas Newsletter 23rd January 2012

     Our Manchester office is well and truly under way and Sophie is just back having spent a few days with…

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  • 09 Jan 12
    News

    First Thursday 2nd February 2012 – with Tanya Steele of Save the Children

    The first event of the year, featuring Lucy Gower as guest speaker was an amazing success. The first week back…

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  • 05 Jan 12
    News

    A message for 2012 – A possible and promising new direction for fundraisers.

    Please follow this link below to Ken Burnett’s blog – http://www.kenburnett.com/Blogpartnerships.html    

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2011

  • 20 Dec 11
    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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  • 19 Dec 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Christmas Newsletter 19th December 2012

     Things are still fairly busy and there are new posts coming in so please see below or check out our…

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  • 15 Dec 11
    News

    Alex’s Latest Newsletter – its the Christmas Special

    2nd edition of Alex’s Newsletter Hello and I hope you are looking forward to the festive period and New Year!…

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  • 15 Dec 11
    F2F Fundraising

    Deck the Halls it’s December!

    I cannot believe that it is almost Christmas! Where has this year disappeared too? It has already been a busy…

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  • 08 Dec 11
    News

    Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world.

    Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like…

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  • 08 Dec 11
    News

    Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Where would we sit on thos

    Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like…

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  • 05 Dec 11
    News

    Flow Caritas opens in Manchester!

    Flow Caritas Manchester office! We are spreading our wings and opening the first Flow Caritas office outside London as of…

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  • 28 Nov 11
    News

    Face to Face – In or Out

    Please have a look at this intereting blog from a Swedish fundraiser – Jack Ryan   http://www.101fundraising.org/2011/11/face-to-face-in-or-out/  

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  • 21 Nov 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 21st November 2011

    First Thursday   Please note there is no First Thursday in December and the next will be in January 2012.…

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  • 15 Nov 11
    F2F Fundraising

    NAUGHTY NOVEMBER!!!

    We are already nearly half way through November and we are still fighting off the cold! It has definitely been…

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  • 07 Nov 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 7th November 2011

    First Thursday 3rd November Many thanks to Jhumar Johnson last week for her presentation on major donors. Please note that…

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  • 24 Oct 11
    F2F Fundraising

    OOPPS THERE GOES OCTOBER!!

    Wow hasn’t October been a brilliant month!! The weather has been amazing and perfect for all our fantastic fundraisers! Last…

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  • 19 Oct 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 19th October 2011

    First Thursday 3rd November Major Donors – with Jhumar Johnson Jhumar Johnson will lead November’s 20 Minute Master Class on…

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  • 18 Oct 11
    News

    A couple of good blogs that we like on innovation and social media in the charity sector

    http://www.spring-giving.org.uk http://lucyinnovation.wordpress.com/  

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  • 18 Oct 11
    News

    Next First Thursday – 3rd November – Major Donors

    Sponsored by Flow Caritas Come and enjoy great company, great food and the 20 Minute Master Class Time: 6pm to…

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  • 26 Sep 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 26th September 2011

    First Thursday 6th October Another great evening with guest speakers, loads of other fundraisers to network with and the Flow…

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  • 14 Sep 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 12th September 2011

    Fundraisers First Thursday – 6th October 2011   We had a brilliant First Thursday earlier this month, with Alan Clayton…

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  • 12 Sep 11
    F2F Fundraising

    What’s wrong with Face-to-Face Fundraising

    Follow this link to a blog by Ken Burnett on face-to-face fundraising, very interesting stuff! http://www.kenburnett.com/Blogfacetoface.html  

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  • 05 Sep 11
    F2F Fundraising

    SUNSHINE IN SEPTEMBER? WE CAN ONLY HOPE!!

    Summer is almost over and soon we will bid farewell to our Student Fundraisers as they go on to start…

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  • 01 Sep 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 31st August 2011

    First Thursday tomorrow at 6pm   Guest speaker, the legendary Alan Clayton – “Fundraising bashing: how excessive political correctness is…

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  • 30 Aug 11
    News

    Dont miss – First Thursday this week – 1st September 6pm onwards

    Come and enjoy great company, great food and the 20 Minute Master Class Time: 6pm to 9pm – or longer…

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  • 15 Aug 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 15th August 2011

    Christmas Internships Flow Caritas is working with Crisis to support their Christmas internships. They will be recruiting interns to work…

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  • 12 Aug 11
    F2F Fundraising

    ANARCHY IN AUGUST!!

    What a start to the month of August!! August has definitely been a very exciting month so far! There has…

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  • 12 Aug 11
    News

    Trust Fundraising Special Interest Group Event – Monday 22nd August

    Sponsored by Flow Caritas This is a great event to go to if you are a trust fundraiser, or have…

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  • 02 Aug 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 1st August 2011

    Happy Holidays! It’s the quiet month, when clients stop recruiting and candidates stop job hunting. Well it normally is, but…

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  • 20 Jul 11
    F2F Fundraising

    Jolly July!!!

    Well we thought June went fast until we realised it was almost halfway through July!! Where has this month gone?…

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  • 18 Jul 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 18th July 2011

      Fundraisers First Thursday 4th August – organised by the London IOF and sponsored by Flow Caritas (If you would…

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  • 18 Jul 11
    News

    Transform your fortunes – Innovate – Fundraiser First Thursday 4th August 2011

    Come and enjoy great company, great food and the 20 Minute Master Class Time: 6pm to 9pm – or longer…

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  • 04 Jul 11
    News

    Fundraising First Thursday networking event – 7th July 2011

      Come and enjoy great company, great food and the 20 Minute Master Class Time: 6pm to 9pm – or…

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  • 04 Jul 11
    News

    VAT Reclaim opportunity for charities

    VAT refund – local authority commercial waste collections As businesses which cannot fully reclaim VAT incurred on purchases and expenses,…

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  • 28 Jun 11
    F2F Fundraising

    Blog on street fundraising for the British Red Cross

    Read a blog byour newest member of the team as he talks about what it is like to work as…

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  • 28 Jun 11
    News

    Blog on street fundraising for British Red Cross

    Read a blog byour newest member of the team as he talks about what it is like to work as…

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  • 28 Jun 11
    News

    News from across the Pond – Charity Goes Mobile to Appeal to Young

    by STEPHANIE STROM International Herald Tribune June 25th 2011 Nancy Lublin was sitting in her office in New Yourk one…

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  • 23 Jun 11
    News

    Forty per cent of small charities ‘have difficulty filling vacancies’

    Foundation for Social Improvement Salaries are an issue and the job type they most struggle with is fundraisers, says poll…

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  • 23 Jun 11
    News

    Fall in attrition rate for face-to-face fundraising

      Face-to-face fundraising  Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s annual survey finds cancellations for street and door-to-door sign-ups are down to pre-recession…

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  • 23 Jun 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 20th June 2011

    It’s nearly here – First Thursday 7th July   (if you would like to come please let us know and…

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  • 20 Jun 11
    F2F Fundraising

    JUMPING JUNE!

    June is speeding by so fast and haven’t we had a crazy month!! We have a new team member with…

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  • 07 Jun 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 6th June 2011

    Next First Thursday 7th July   (if you would like to come please let us know and we can make…

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  • 06 Jun 11
    News

    Fancy working to help rescue tigers in Bangladesh?

    A friend of Rory’s has relocated to Bangladesh working on behalf of the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh on their tiger…

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  • 01 Jun 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 24th May 2011

      Next First Thursday 2nd June (if you would like to come please let us know and we can make…

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  • 10 May 11
    F2F Fundraising

    MAY MADNESS!!!

    With perfect weather, lots of bank holidays and a Royal Wedding to enjoy it’s now time to get back to…

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  • 09 May 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 9th May 2011

    Next First Thursday 2nd June   Our last First Thursday 5th May with Lucy Gower talking about innovation in fundraising…

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  • 09 May 11
    News

    “Thank you street fundraiser”, says Ken Burnett

    Thank you street fundraiser, says Ken Burnett to change the way you think? Ken Burnett says thanks to street fundraisers…

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  • 21 Apr 11
    F2F Fundraising

    HOT NEWS IN SUNNY APRIL!!

    As we all know it’s that time of year we love! Sunny hot days and light evenings a perfect combination…

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  • 21 Apr 11
    News

    The next First Thursday is on 5th May with Lucy Gower from the NSPCC

    The next First Thursday is on 5th May with Lucy Gower from the NSPCC, “Where do good ideas come from?…

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  • 24 Mar 11
    News

    “Calling all Fundraisers”- First Thursday – 7th April

    20 Minute Masterclass: How to succeed with Trusts: insights from award-making meetings   Sponsored by Flow Caritas   Presenter: Bob…

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  • 16 Mar 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 15th March 2011

      Wow, it’s a busy time…….   We are swamped by work at the moment and we have an array…

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  • 23 Feb 11
    F2F Fundraising

    NEWS THAT HAS PUT SPRING INTO OUR STEP!!

    With the weather picking up it is an exciting time for all our fundraising teams to get out there and…

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  • 22 Feb 11
    News

    Our next First Thursday Fundraising Event – F2F Strategies to Reduce Attrition – Thurday 3rd March

    Presenter: Matt Goody – Group Head of Individual Marketing, Age UK Date: Thursday 3rd March 2011   Come and enjoy…

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  • 14 Feb 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 14th February 2011

      Happy Valentines Everyone! We generally prefer spontaneous expressions of love, but we couldn’t help ourselves today and wanted to…

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  • 31 Jan 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 31st January 2011

       First Thursday 4th February – Noam Kostucki, “Making money from doing good”.     Next February’s First Thursday is this…

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  • 25 Jan 11
    News

    Mentoring – Do you want to use your experience in the charity sector to help smaller organisations?

    Senior professional?  Why not put your skills to good use?  Small charities and community groups are passionate about their purpose,…

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  • 20 Jan 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 18th January 2011

      First Thursday 4th February – Noam Kostucki, “Making money from doing good”.    Next February’s First Thursday is on…

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  • 14 Jan 11
    News

    The next First Thursday is the 3rd February with Noam Kostucki – Making money from doing good.

    Next February’s First Thursday is on 3rd February with Noam Kostucki, “Making money from doing good”.  You know many organisations…

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  • 04 Jan 11
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 4th January 2011

      Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break and had a great New Year.  Back to…

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  • 04 Jan 11
    News

    Happy New Year 2011!

    We just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hoping that you all have a great 2011!

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2010

  • 20 Dec 10
    News

    Headaches and Hangovers – First Thursday Fundraising Events 6th January 2011, sponsored by Flow Cari

    We’re planning on a fun and light-hearted start to the year based on your worst fundraising horror stories. Whether or…

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  • 07 Dec 10
    News

    PRESS RELEASE – Flow Caritas launch brand new interactive website!

    Hugely exciting news, after several months of development, our brand new website goes live today.  We hope you enjoy it,…

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  • 01 Dec 10
    News

    IOF London Region Conference 30th Nov and 1st Dec

    Great to have met so many people at this years event and some great speakers, especially Tony Elischer, very inspirational. …

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  • 22 Nov 10
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 22nd November 2010

     London Regional Fundraising Conference – 30th November and 1st December Next week we are exhibiting at the London Regional Fundraising…

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  • 13 Oct 10
    News

    Flow Caritas Latest News: 11th October 2010

    International Fundraising Conference –  Holland October 2010 We will be at the conference next week meeting fundraisers from all over…

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  • 05 Aug 10
    News

    Flow Caritas Wine Tasting – 3rd August

    The morning after our first wine tasting and a great evening. We had a broad mix of lovely clients from…

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