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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Pens, problems and pencils

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How often do you get so immersed in your day-to-day tasks that you lose sight of the end goal? Are you certain that all the activities you did…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

January was a bad month

Friday, February 12, 2016

We lost Bowie, Rickman, Elischer and Wogan. Frankly I was glad to see the back of it. I grew up listening to and watching Sir Terry Wogan –…

Read More

Focus your energy on the things you can change

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stephen Covey in his habits of highly successful people talked about spheres of influence. To paraphrase, his point was, to focus your energy on the things you can…

Read More