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Create a Free Christmas Jumper Day Poster

Use Get Fundraising’s poster maker to create a Free Christmas Jumper Day Poster for the charity or cause of your choice.

Christmas Jumper Day’s

Christmas Jumper Day’s are great fun and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit whilst raising vital funds for your chosen charity or cause. Christmas Jumper Day’s typically take very little organisation which means its also not going to eat into two much of your time.

Below is a simple checklist or organizing your Christmas Jumper Day.

Checklist

Step 1 – Choose the charity that is going to benefit from your fundraiser.

Step 2 – Pick the date that works best for everyone.

Step 3 – Decide on the donation amount to wear a Christmas Jumper to work. (This is typically either £1, £2 or £3).

Step 4 – Promote your Christmas Jumper Day. Create a poster to put up around the office. Send an email to everyone in the office with a calendar invite so they don’t forget.

Step 5 – A day or two before your event it is worth while pinging around and email to remind everyone.

Step 6 – Have a great day and raise lots of money. Stamp your pictures with your chosen cause and share on your social channels.

Step 7 – Pay in your money and send the Charity some pictures that they can use on their social channels.

Additional ideas

Turn your Christmas Jumper Day into a bit of an early Christmas Party. Suggest that everyone brings in something for a buffet lunch. The only rule is it has to be Christmas related. Or perhaps do a Sweep Stake to increase the money raise on the day.

That being said, Christmas Jumper Days typically work because they are easy and don’t require a huge effort from anyone to either organise or participate in.

Click here to start making your Christmas Jumper Day Poster

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver

In a bid to try and find a good alternative to Adobe’s Dreamweaver I have tried many tools. However, the only one that I have found for free that comes close to the power of Dreamweaver as well as its ease of use is Expression Web 4 development by Microsoft. Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver certainly gets my recommendation.

Download Microsoft Web 4

Microsoft Expression Web 4

Microsoft Expression Web 4 is a WYSIWYG editor created by Microsoft. It allows you to develop your website in full code view, WYSIWYG view or a split of both.

Microsoft no longer develop Expression Web, however the 4th installment is still available to download from Microsoft, free of charge. The 4th installment is also compatible with Windows 10 and I have used it today (Oct 2019) without any issue at all.

It reminds me of earlier versions of Dreamweaver and is very much like Dreamweaver MX. A little bit dated but has all the key elements that you get with the current version of Dreamweaver.

If you are looking for a free website editor, I would certainly recommend you try this.

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Free alternative to Dreamweaver

Download Microsoft Web 4

If you do use this tool, please feel free to comment on your experience below, or get in touch.

Free Microsoft Word CV Template

Over the years, especially when working in management, I have read many CV’s and job applications. Some well written, and some very poor efforts. Some time back I created a CV template designed to help anyone create a professional and effective CV by following its simple structure. You can now download this Free Microsoft Word CV template below.

The CV comprises of seven sections:

  1. Personal Details – Full Name and Contact Information
  2. Personal Statement – A paragraph that highlights key qualities.
  3. Key Skills – Use this to match your key skills with that of the vacancy.
  4. Education and Qualifications – List achievements here.
  5. Additional Certifications & Training – List additional achievements.
  6. Career Summary – From your current position, working backwards.
  7. References – Either list them or show they are available.

Career Summary

Within the career summary, as well as listing key responsibilities, where possible, also list key achievements. Such as, “Increased year on year sales by 10% for 2018-2019”. Achievements should be measurable. If you have a lot of previous positions, focus on the top four or the ones most relevant to the role you are applying for. Any further back you should list company, role and dates but do not need to go into any detail.

Please feel free to download and use this CV. If you have any feedback on the template, please comment below or get in touch

Free Microsoft Word CV Template


CV Tips – A great resource for additional CV help.