Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 11.07.22

Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We’re also now going to add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:

🏳️‍🌈 Our Pride Month Competition is officially over 🏳️‍🌈

Thank you to all of the amazing participants who sent in their entries

See all announcement of the winners here and a showcase of all entries here


Shopiago Online Charity Awards

We are delighted to share the results from the first-ever Shopiago Online Charity Awards, featuring our very own Jayne Cartwright! Take a look at some amazing stories of the winners to celebrate their success and showcase the impact that Ecommerce makes to charities across the UK.

Shopiago Online Charity Awards | LinkedIn

Charity shops one of the top ways to shop ethically

Charity shops feature high up on this Guardian list of how to buy fashion that doesn’t cost the earth. The list includes Oxfam, the British Red CrossCancer Research and Barnado’sCharity Shops are a major source of affordable clothing and items and it is great to see this getting recognition.

How to buy great fashion that doesn’t cost the earth | Money | The Guardian



Communicating Sustainability Through Innovative Visual Merchandising – 19.10.22 | Charity Retail Learning

Volunteer recruitment

Given the current challenges around volunteer recruitment, pieces like this in local or even national press from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Midlands Air Ambulance are a great way to attract new volunteers to your stores

Lanarkshire charity boutique to hold open day for new volunteers | Daily Record

Air ambulance shops need help to stay open | The Evesham Observer



Volunteer Recruitment | Charity Retail Learning

Volunteer Induction & Recognition | Charity Retail Learning

Working with influencers to promote your cause

Great example from Emmaus Bolton of how to work successfully with influencers like Hope Bailey and GoAskEllice. Social Media remains one of the best ways for Charities to connect with a younger audience and promote sustainability

Emmaus Bolton to host their first ever kilo sale next week | The Bolton News



Friends of the CRC | YouTube


Some nice examples of charity retailers on TikTok here from Royal Trinity Hospice and Isabel Hospice – are you using it to promote your business and reach new markets?

Drinks were flowing and preloved beauties were finding new homes last night at our late night shopping event in Earl’s Court | TikTok

Isabel Hospice | TikTok



Advanced Social Media Webinar | Charity Retail Learning

Shelter highlights cause & delivers income in store

A fab example of linking your charity’s purpose with your retail operation from Shelter UK, and creating an interactive and engaging retail experience from Shelter. What a fantastic initiative and we hope to see many more like it

Wherever I Lay May Hat exhibition | LinkedIn

More About Us

The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach offers a first class executive coaching service via our Associate, Dan O’Driscoll.

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

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