I want to be a guinea pig defender

Monday, November 11, 2013

The world is changing. If charities are to survive they must be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of their supporters and stand out in a…

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Poppycock!

Monday, November 4, 2013

How donor relationships are built on trust but broken by careless communications – a guest blog by Andrew Tilling. I’m a peaceful kind of guy, so as a…

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Don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic

Sunday, October 27, 2013

If your idea is genuinely new, don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic about it. Helping others understand the potential and possibilities of your idea is an important…

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The biggest mistake I ever made, and what I wish I’d done instead

Monday, September 30, 2013
Photograph by jurvetson

Or, how to reduce risk in innovation, a guest blog by Rachel Collinson. I’m blushing as I write this. Recounting stories of your mistakes is never pleasant. Especially when…

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Are you proud to be a fundraiser?

Monday, September 23, 2013

In my experience, when you tell people that you work for a charity, or that you are a fundraiser you get one of two reactions. The first is that…

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If you fill it we’ll fly it

Monday, September 16, 2013

Can you say that you truly listen to your supporters? I recently heard this great story about KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. KLM have a social media strategy that…

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The Cola Road

Monday, September 9, 2013

1 in 5 children die before their 5th birthday from simple preventable causes like dehydration from diarrhoea. In these same places where clean water and medicine are hard…

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Make someone’s day – every day

Monday, September 2, 2013

A guest blog by Matthew Sherrington…. A little girl was walking along the beach hand in hand with her grandfather. The beach was littered with stranded starfish that…

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Have you ever donated your foreign change to charity?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I’m always mystery shopping and collecting stuff that charities are doing, with a view to stealing ideas, or copying them – and with any luck making the idea…

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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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