Julie Pentecost

Thank you – two little words with big impact

Thank you. Together, they’re two of the most powerful words we have. And said to supporters, they can have the most wonderful effect, but when is the best time to do it, and how? Common sense would suggest every time a supporter has done something for you, and of course, thanking someone for their time

October is Free Wills Month

It’s Free Wills Month – the biannual event that brings charities and solicitors together to offer people aged 55 and over the chance to have a simple Will written or updated free of charge. The last one took place in March and saw charities including Scope, National Trust, Stroke Association and RNLI take part, teaming

A gloriumptious glimp at Roald Dahl

The holidays are over, the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping – but nicely timed to provide some much-needed cheer at this time of the year is Roald Dahl Day. Celebrated globally, Roald Dahl Day takes place each year on 13 September – the author’s birthday. It’s an excuse to have a

Our Thoughtful Legacy Benefactors

St Barnabas House is an independent charitable hospice located in Worthing, West Sussex. We provide end of life care services, both at the hospice and in the local community, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting conditions. Gifts in Wills are incredibly important to the work we do. In fact, the care costs of 1 in

A short story about storytelling

With storytelling such a powerful way to motivate people to take action, it’s strange to think that it’s only really in recent years that it has risen to the fore as an important skill for charities – and other consumer-facing organisations – to have. To examine how it first grew from zero to hero in

Alzheimer’s Society – client spotlight

Gifts in Wills (or legacies) make up a large proportion of charity income, so it can be easy to get swept away in big numbers. As charities, our supporters are at the heart of what we do and, though legacy giving is very different to other types of fundraising, this sentiment still rings true. When

Take a look at our latest book for The Leprosy Mission…

It’s been another busy month at the Online Book Company and we’d love to share our latest project with you, the online Book of Remembrance for The Leprosy Mission A Christian international development organisation, the charity helps thousands of people affected by leprosy across Africa and Asia, supporting more than 50 projects in 10 countries