Groups need to diversify their fundraising and ensure they have durable and reliable sources of income to take them into the future. By developing a fundraising mix groups can be more sustainable and reduce the risk of having too much funding concentrated in one source. We provide resources, training and guidance on how to develop your fundraising techniques and sources. Find out more on our Fundraising Hub.


1 Jul 2013Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, FundraisingGovernance Advice Notes, Fundraising

This advice will help your committee/board when they are thinking about running a lottery, and will help it adhere to Principle 2 of the Code of Good Governance: "Responsibilities, legal requirements and obligations".

New look, new features, new GrantTracker

10 Jun 2013FundraisingFundraising

The new look GrantTracker website has been rebuilt from scratch and is back better than ever, streamlined and full of exciting new features.

Crowdfunding - a financial lifeline for charities?

2 May 2013FundraisingFundraising

The hottest topic in fundraising in Belfast this week is the potential of crowdfunding. Over 30 people from a wide range of charities attended NICVA’s workshop on Wednesday 1 May 2013 to hear from a number of experts in the field.

Top Ten Findings State of the Sector 6

4 Apr 2012Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues, Volunteering

State of the Sector VI provides high level statistics on the various types of resources available to the sector and the relationship between voluntary and community organisations, government, funders and the general public.

Northern Ireland Giving Survey 2010

1 Oct 2010Andrea Thornbury ResearchFundraising, Charitable giving

NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland suggests that the number of individuals giving to charity, and the amounts donors are giving, have remained steady despite the recession.

Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland 2008

10 Nov 2008Andrea Thornbury ResearchFundraising, Charitable giving

This research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland reveals a changing picture and poses a number of challenges for fundraisers at a time when prevailing economic conditions are worsening.

Charitable Giving in Northern Ireland 2005

1 Sep 2005Andrea Thornbury ResearchFundraising, Charitable giving

This research provides a detailed insight into the profile of donors and giving patterns in Northern Ireland.

Viewfinder 4

1 Jul 2005Andrea Thornbury ResearchFundraising, Governance, Viewfinder (Research)

This Viewfinder survey examined the voluntary and community sector on a range of issues, including smoking, political situation, policy debate, governance and fundraising.