7 tips to being a brilliant fundraiser

Monday, August 5, 2013

First Thursday is a great event for fundraisers. You hear from a fundraising expert for 20 minutes, followed by opportunities to meet other fundraisers over food and drink….

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Rants and buzzwords

Monday, July 8, 2013

I spent most of last week at the Institute of Fundraising Convention. It is the annual event in London for fundraisers in the UK to learn, network and…

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Flying closer to the sun

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On 18th June 2012 Seth Godin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for a new book. Three hours later he reached his $40,000 goal. By the…

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Sincere apologies for the inconvenience

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Virgin are so often used as an example of how to provide good service, yet every time I travel with Virgin trains I have a totally crap customer service…

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Are you passionate about your job?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Tuesday I went to listen to wildlife film producers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey tell their stories about the making of the BBC series Life and Planet…

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Same challenges different time zone

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last week fundraisers from across Queensland gathered on the Australian Gold Coast for the Fundraising Institute Australia Dare to be Different conference. Many people asked me what I…

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Vinny the Pug Champion Rock Climber

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year I met a lot of exciting and wonderful folk making a difference in the worlds of both fundraising and innovation. However, one character in particular grabbed…

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The 2012 un-bucket list experiment

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It is officially reflect and round-up season as we all ponder over the events of 2011 and make pledges to be better in 2012. I’m giddy with the…

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Here’s to the crazy ones

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I surprised myself last week how upset I was when I heard that Steve Jobs had died. It’s been hard to digest all that has been written about…

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Failure – it’s the real thing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last week I ran an innovation breakfast for fundraising leaders with the creative team from Sandbox. One of the key discussion points was that in order to innovate…

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