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MuchLoved Newsletter – January 2009

Your MuchLoved Newsletter
Happy New Year and welcome to the first charity partner newsletter for 2009. This year we will be focusing on supporting our charity partners by providing heaps of promotional ideas, tips for increasing donations and telephone training sessions. We also have many exciting developments planned for the service and are really looking forward to sharing them with you over the coming months.
With Best wishes, Sally and Jon

This month we welcome…

“Spinal Research chose to partner with Muchloved so that we could offer our supporters the chance to have an extremely well designed tribute that is easy to create and navigate. At the same time the service gives us the opportunity to collect additional In Memorial donations securely.” Anna Coassin, Individual Giving Fundraiser, Spinal Research

Encourage exisiting tribute creators to fundraise

As professional fundraisers I’m sure you understand the importance of building strong and personalised relationships with your supporters.

As you can see from this screen shot for the charity Grief Encounter (click on link below to see larger version of the picture), all tribute creators are asked if they wish to fundraise in memory. We strongly recommend you contact those people that select to fundraise for your charity.

We suggest that you firstly thank them for choosing your charity, then in subsequent communications they can be given tips on using their site for collecting donations and informed of any offline donations you have received on their behalf.

Whilst online donations collected by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) are automatically updated on their site, offlline donations such as cash and cheques need to be added manually by the tribute creator. They can do this very quickly and easily in the ‘Donations’ section of their settings panel.

This is your opportunity to get a new and active supporter. Make it count!

Support in bereavement
MuchLoved are now partnered by Bereavement UK who offer information about death, dying, bereavement, funerals and self help counselling. Their founder Alex James is an experienced professional bereavement counsellor who has been working with bereaved individuals and families for many years. Now focusing all of her energies on creating, Alex and the Bereavement UK team offer a safe place to talk and access to information including a monthly online bereavement magazine.

Colourful Coffins
Did you know that over 40 funeral directors and Natural Burial Grounds are partnered with Muchloved? The leading personalised coffin supplier, Colourful Coffins, is now working with MuchLoved. They offer to create a Muchloved tribute for all their clients in remembrance of their loved one.

Managing director, Mary Tomes, said: “For us, it’s all about giving families a very personal service. Our bespoke coffins already help them with a special tribute to their loved one and now, by partnering with MuchLoved and offering an online memorial, we’re taking that personal approach one step further.”