Building fundraising success: the importance of leadership

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A guest blog by Caroline Underwood. Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success. I…

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The good and bad (mostly bad) of copycat strategies

Monday, November 28, 2016

In his book and TED talk ‘Where good ideas come from’, Stephen Johnson describes new ideas as simply combinations of old ideas put together in new ways. I…

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How to tell stories and inspire your supporters

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Whatever your fundraising role or level, you will need to be able to influence; whether it is your manager or colleagues about your new ideas, funders to invest…

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Hello, young man! What aqua aerobics can teach charities

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A guest blog by Richard Sved. The elderly woman in the bathing cap smiled sweetly as she waded slowly towards me. “Hello, young man! Would you like to…

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Seven benefits and ten tips for crowdfunding

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Crowdfunding is simply raising small amounts of money from many people via a crowdfunding platform. Given the current criticism of fundraising techniques, lack of public trust, a greater…

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No one strives for vanilla

Monday, September 19, 2016

Over the years I’ve observed sparky, funny, passionate and clever people morph into vanilla shells of their former selves as they enter their office to get on with…

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7 tips for building and maintaining successful fundraising relationships

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A guest blog by Claire Irving. Like many things in life, good fundraising comes from successful relationships with people. Meeting our goals is reliant on making lasting connections;…

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How tech can help you build better supporter relationships

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A guest blog by Robin Fisk. Getting routine supporter communication techniques right can provide a better experience for your supporter, help you to measure your communications investment and…

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What we can learn from successful crowdfunding campaigns

Saturday, August 13, 2016

If you are considering crowdfunding, there is so much to learn from others. I’ve picked three very different campaigns. Each has a learning that you can apply when…

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Crowdfunding is not a new concept. It’s actually quite old.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crowdfunding is not a new concept. It’s actually quite old. The crowdfunding campaign for the plinth that the Statue of Liberty still stands on today was launched in…

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