A Maidenhead community group within the Bridge Trust Thames Valley charity. They became self-funding in September 2013 and needed to raise money from donations, funding bids and events. Although the name Re:charge was known in the community they wanted to raise the profile of this new R&R initiative. They didn’t have their own website.
To raise their profile, I discovered funding and promotional opportunities (both local and national) and created their website. This involved purchasing domain name, web hosting, writing copy, creating relevant links, organising photography, adding logos for supporters and establishing easy ways to donate via greenredeem, Neighbourhood Budget and easy fundraising schemes.
Due to my intervention, Re:charge R&R is now working with many different organisations (using the free professional help for fundraising applications that I discovered) and have regular coverage in local newspapers and publications. Re:charge R&R now comes up when people search online.
Georgie Grafham, Operations Manager, said “we are absolutely delighted with how Jo Flower raised our profile, both online and in Maidenhead itself. We really appreciate her taking the time to set up ways for people to donate money; it has made such a difference and we’ve already seen an increase in donations”