Think outside the box and jump outside the jar

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I really hate the expression ‘think outside the box’. In my experience when someone asks you to ‘think outside the box’ it doesn’t help you to be creative,…

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How to help your supporters feel the warm glow

Monday, September 28, 2015

I am always on the lookout (and mystery shopping) charities and companies for examples of good (and bad) supporter or customer care. A couple of weeks ago I…

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“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” Ira Glass

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A guest blog by Joanna Lamb. How many times have you been sitting with a friend, relative or client trying desperately to keep your mind in the room?…

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What’s so great about Crowdfunding?

Monday, August 3, 2015

A guest blog from Esther Preston……. According to Google, in Great Britain in 2014, 84% of households had internet access, up from 57% in 2006. This is a…

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When branding gets in the way of engaging supporters

Monday, July 27, 2015

A guest blog by Esther Preston. As a qualified direct marketer I believe in building true attitudinal loyalty with supporters. What I mean is, that supporters are both…

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‘Always make new mistakes’ Esther Dyson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sometime ago I went to an event run by The Crowd about celebrating failure. I wrote a separate blog about it here. I was part of a round…

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Are you an accidental fundraiser?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How did you become a fundraiser? Did you make a decision that you wanted to work for a specific charity or cause? Did you study fundraising? Or perhaps…

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I’ll keep waiting for the phone to ring

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A guest blog by Ashley Rowthorn 10 years ago I set up a monthly standing order payment to charity supporting street children in Latin America. I was a…

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Could you be a collaborative film maker?

Monday, April 27, 2015

A guest blog by Jeremy Jeffs…. Imagine if you could get supporters all over the country to work together and make a video to promote your next campaign…

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The charity team building day – reality or urban myth?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Over the last few weeks I have heard a story several times that makes my heart sink. Before I start a rant on the topic, I want to…

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