Co-op members’ dividend to support local causes

first_img  282 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Howard Lake | 27 September 2016 | News 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. Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Funding The Co-op has changed the way it returns a dividend to its members. It will now be returning 5% of what members spend in the form of vouchers, together with 1% which will be donated to a local good cause.“Every time our members buy selected Co-op branded products and services” the organisation has announced, “1% of their spend goes to a local cause. The more members spend, the more money goes to causes in their area”.Sales of Co-op plastic bags will benefit local community organisationsThe funds available will be kickstarted in two ways:the Co-op will donate income from the sales of its reusable bagsand it will donate the 5p fee (where applicable) that it now charges for plastic bagsThe Broughty Ferry Library in Dundee, Scotland, is one of the local organisations that has benefited from support from the Co-op and its members:[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMCJJgmFC44[/youtube] Co-op members will be able to help choose which local organisation receives their 1% donation by logging into their membership account.Applications open laterApplications from charities and organisations wishing to benefit from the fund are not possible at this stage. The Co-op will issue a request for applications later in 2016, and UK Fundraising will share details.Meanwhile you can find out more about the Co-op Local Community Fund. Note that “you and your members will need to be Co-opMembers to raise funds for your cause”.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Advertisement Co-op members’ dividend to support local causes  281 total views,  5 views todaylast_img read more

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