Analog Kid vs Digital Man

In a time where everything is becoming more and more technology led, Bruce Tait explores how the digital world intercepts with the world of fundraising.

Unlock Years of Unclaimed Gift Aid from your Database!

Lynn Stimpson of BTA Digital shares her experiences of unlocking large sums of unclaimed gift aid through effective database use.

Men at work? The gender imbalance in fundraising

Just 22% of UK fundraisers are male. By doing nothing to redress this imbalance, is the sector missing out on an opportunity to raise more funds?

Gorgie City Farm ‘Save Our Farm’ campaign – success through inspiring a community into action

Gorgie City Farm is a community led charity and has been making a difference in Edinburgh for over 30 years.

However, this time last year, Gorgie City Farm was facing imminent closure. The situation was bleak and yet it rose from the ashes and is flourishing today. How is this possible? Through inspiring leadership and clever fundraising which harnessed the power of the people. Support from people all across Edinburgh was instrumental in saving the farm and leading the fundraising charge was Josiah Lockhart, General Manager.

Covering Letters...How to get them right!

A covering letter can make or break your chances of getting shortlisted for your dream job, however, it’s the area that most candidates fall down on. I hope the following top 10 tips will help you get it right and excite the reader rather than get you eliminated!

BTA Announces an Impressive New Leadership Team

BTA has announced a new leadership team to spur its recruitment and consultancy businesses onto even greater success. The company has experienced exponential growth over the past 3 years while establishing itself as one of the foremost third sector specialists in the UK.

Ten Years and Counting...

Chief Executive, Bruce Tait, shares his BTA story – how it all began and his thoughts on the next 10 years.

Great! You have an interview .... now what?

In preparation for your interview we wanted to provide you with some useful info which you may find helpful!

CRNS Annual Awards Dinner

Held in the Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh, attendees included employees from charities large and small, social enterprises, local authorities and, special guest, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

Essential Reading for Fundraisers

BTA are delighted to have been asked to contribute to Dr. Lilya Wagner’s fascinating book about the global development of philanthropy.

It’s a fascinating review of how giving developed in different cultures. This blog gives you an exclusive look into what our Chief Executive, Bruce Tait, contributed to the section on Philanthropy in Scotland.

Lilya’s book is available on

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