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The Big Knitathon raises funds for Big Issue UK vendors throughout November

Hitting its fifth anniversary, the Big Knitathon is back this month inviting new and experienced knitters to help raise funds for Big Issue vendors.

Memphis-style BBQ cookout raises funds for street paper The Bridge

This Saturday, Memphis will be partying at the Under One Roof cookout, concert and celebration for the vendors of The Bridge street paper.

Top five things funders want: what we learned at #INSP2016

INSP delegates learned about what funders want during our summit in Athens yesterday. Our own Zoe Greenfield chaired the incredibly useful session, and shares the top five tips she learned.

Outpouring of public support to help Megaphone “change the story on homelessness”

Overwhelming public support saw the Vancouver street paper raise enough money to fund an in-depth investigation into ending homelessness… in just 36 hours!

German street paper raises money for vendors with bottle recycling scheme

TagesSatz brought in thousands by making it easy for supermarket shoppers to donate. Now they can take vendors on trips and buy them Christmas presents.

Designer boost for Homeless World Cup from social business T-shirt firm

Homeless World Cup fans can now display their support for the tournament, whilst raising money to support its work, with designer T-shirts from social business Hopeful Traders. PLUS! Find out what the tournament will look like in Glasgow.

Pitch perfect: Swedish vendor stars on covers album to boost street paper sales

Swedish street paper Faktum is hitting a high note this month with a unique covers album featuring the country’s top musicians – and one of its own vendors.

The Big London Night Walk: familiar streets, hidden stories

Time is running out to sign up for The Big London Night Walk 2016! Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, tells INSP why the event is crucial to raising awareness of homelessness and rough sleeping in London.

“It is inspiring to see what we can become” – INSP Summit lessons go into action

It’s been three months since the INSP’s Global Street Paper Summit in Seattle and street papers around the world are starting to put the lessons they learned into action.

Fighting the battle for Skid Row

LA CAN and street paper Community Connection launch campaign to build a community centre for one of the USA’s most deprived areas.

Fancy a scoop with your paper?

Sweet-toothed Portlanders have a new way to support their local street paper, as Street Roots launches their first ice cream sale – and a brand new, exclusive flavour.

Washington street paper crowdfunds to give vendors Digital Hope

UPDATE: We’re happy to report that this project has been fully funded.  A Washington DC street paper is tapping into the creativity and sales experience of its vendors to help them start their own digital […]

Cape Town athlete runs 400km for The Big Issue South Africa

During Brandon Finn’s punishing 400km run from Johannesburg to Hattingspruit in the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, the first hour on day eight was the toughest. His lungs burned with each breath, his legs felt like lead […]

Check out The Contributor vendors on canvas

A painter in Nashville has raised money and awareness for his local street paper, INSP member The Contributor, by painting portraits of its vendors for a charity exhibition. When Ryan Wagner moved to Nashville two […]

How street papers are celebrating #VendorWeek2015

In the first week in February, street papers around the world will take part in #VendorWeek, a huge celebration of street paper vendors that also challenges perceptions of poverty and homelessness. #VendorWeek 2015 takes place […]

Revolutionise: 15 tips for 2015

Earlier this month, I attended the Revolutionise Annual Lectures in London. The second event of its kind, it saw 18 speakers share their philanthropy and leadership insight and expertise. The Revolutionise team compiled a Storify […]

Street paper single “Santa’s Coming Round” celebrates Big Issue vendors

‘Tis the season to be jolly … but it’s also the season to spare a thought for the thousands of people around the world who will spend the lead up to Christmas out in the […]

8 fundraising lessons: what can we learn from patterned bread and a Star Trek wannabe?

By Zoe Greenfield Last week I attended the Institute of Fundraising Scottish Conference 2014 in Glasgow. This was an interesting role reversal for me, as I organise INSP’s annual conference. The ambitious programme over two […]