Are your supporters cheating on you?

Friday, July 15, 2016

I’m often asked whether I think charities should just focus on incremental innovation or if they should be aiming for disruption and a more radical approach to both…

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A hospice is not a sad place where people go to die

Monday, June 20, 2016

A guest blog by Esther Preston, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Ashgate Hospicecare When we asked our community about their perception of hospice care, a common answer was…

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Three tactics to find out what your supporters need – without asking them

Friday, May 27, 2016

When you put your supporters at the heart of your fundraising, you increase your chances of developing communications that will really resonate with them. When you understand what…

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It’s time for you to become a disruptor

Monday, May 16, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. In this blog, rather than ask more questions, I shall attempt to draw themes together and propose possible ways forward. My late…

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Our founders were disrupters – have we lost that disruptive spirit?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A guest blog from Iain McAndrew. Innovation is based on the core principle that the present solution may not be the best or only way to approach a…

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Raising more to do more is fundamentally broken

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. In my last blog, I expressed my view that raising more to do more is fundamentally broken. If trustees (and I am…

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I’ve been Revolutionised!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A guest blog from Esther Preston about her learning at the recent hospice fundraising masterclass. If Alan Clayton were a preacher his church would be full. Having spent…

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Business as usual is no longer an agenda item

Monday, April 18, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. No one would dispute that the charity sector has found itself under intense scrutiny over the last 12 months. I have no…

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Trying to leave an email list – the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Monday, March 21, 2016

Recently I’ve done more virtual de-cluttering than ever before. Like you, I get a lot of emails. I’m sorry to say that I just don’t have the capacity…

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7 tips to improve your fundraising

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Charities do not operate in a vacuum, consumer trends will impact on your fundraising techniques and in a rapidly changing world charities must be responsive to these trends…

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