At The Hospice of St Francis we are extremely grateful for donations of any size. Approximately 70% of our income comes from our wonderful community of supporters; from bake sales, to participation in fundraising events, gifts to our appeals, or in memory of loved ones, gifts from companies or Trusts and Foundations, and gifts in Wills. All of this support enables us to keep going and to keep providing the support we deliver for families in our area.
Some people are in the fortunate position of being able to make large gifts and are kind enough to consider doing so. It is important for us to be able to identify which of our supporters might be able to help in this way and to develop a personal relationship with them in a way which suits the supporter.
One of the most effective ways of identifying people who may have the means to support us with larger donations, is to build a profile of supporters by using the information they have given us and adding publicly available information to this (such as information from Companies House or news sites), to help us make relevant tailored fundraising proposals to these individuals. We would then establish whether these supporters would like to meet with us and if so thank them for their support and talk to them about their preferences for the ongoing relationship with the hospice and opportunities to support our work which may interest them.
In order to identify which people might benefit from this personal approach, we may screen our fundraising database. This process would start with a large number of supporter records – including yours potentially – and would result in a few hundred people with whom we would try and arrange a meeting.
We believe that supporting the hospice is rewarding for donors and that it is important that we make people aware of opportunities to help fund the work of the hospice. Acknowledging the benefit to both supporters and the Hospice of such philanthropic relationships we are proud to ask for larger sums in the right way, and at the right time, from those who we identify and who then indicate that they may wish to help us with big gifts.
If you would rather we did not use your personal data in any wealth profiling exercise we may undertake in the future, please complete this form.