Recession may not be all bad news for fundraising

first_img Howard Lake | 14 October 2008 | News A report by an Irish charity recruitment and fundraising consultancy suggests that the recession may not have as bad an impact on fundraising as some feared. Largely based on the experience of America and the impact of some major historical turning points the report suggests stock market falls can have a fundraising upside.The report is compiled by 2into3 and draws heavily on a university study in America and other US literature. The report points out that the $44 million from Merrill Lynch and $39 million from Lehman Brothers given to non‐profits in 2007 is unlikely to be repeated but says that the Fall of France in 1940 saw an increase of 47% in giving while after the attack on Pearl Harbour it increased by 35%.Some suggested strategies for fundraising in an unfavourable climate include:— Diversifying income— Re-focusing on donor retention— Continuing to try to recruit new donors— Keeping in touch with lapsed donorsThe report is available on 2into3’s website.www.2into3.com Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recession may not be all bad news for fundraising  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Touchstone rebrands its agents services operation

first_imgHome » News » Touchstone rebrands its agents services operation previous nextProducts & ServicesTouchstone rebrands its agents services operationProperty management giant says it wanted a fresh design for its letting agent services division.Nigel Lewis11th July 201701,348 Views One of the UK’s largest property management companies Touchstone has rebranded its Bath-based letting agent operation. It will now be known as Touchstone Agent Services.The move follows the sale of its residential lettings business to Connells in May last year when Touchstone decided to exit the buy-to-let market, which saw 50 staff across nine branches in Kent, Buckinghamshire and the West Country integrated into the Connells brand.At the time Touchstone said it would adopt a “clearer focus on our corporate and institutional client base”.Fresh identityTouchstone says it wanted a “new, fresh identity” for its agent services, which it says offers agents a range of white label services to reduce their fixed costs and help them expand faster than if they if they had to set up key services themselves, and concentrate on winning new business.Services offered to agents include property management, rent collection, compliance, tenant administration, credit control and agent commission management.“The PRS is growing at an incredible pace and we want to support letting agents through these changing times,” says Matthew Duckett, Head of Department Back Office Services at Touchstone (pictured, left).“It was time for a new fresh look for our service and to remind agents of the variety of solutions we offer to support their business.“We’re experts at what we do, and we’ve been in business long enough to understand the challenges agents face. We can help. You generate the business, we’ll do the rest.”#Touchstone Agent Services is part of a huge operation that manages at least 21,000 properties including those for institutional residential portfolio and build to rent clients plus receivership services.The company also refreshed its corporate identity in April last year, moving from a green logo (see below) to its current and more modern design.Touchstone, which has offices in Bath, London, Leeds and Milton Keynes, started out in 1988 as Johnson Fry Property in the 1990s and then changed name in 1999. It then grew both through acquisition and a joint partnership with Colliers CRE.In November 2012 the company was bought by the £3 billion not-for-dividend company Places for People Group, which manages over 150,000 homes in the UK.   July 11, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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