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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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 unknown is like conceptual Velcro

Monday, February 2, 2015

Charities are essentially in the business of making change happen. All charities exist to change something, to make a situation better. No charity does the work it does…

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Do you notice when you are being nudged?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Every year a collection of new or recycled buzzwords arrive on the fundraising circuit. Last year they were ‘behavioural economics’, ‘neuroscience’, ‘nudging’ and ‘decision science’. All the conference…

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Hard truths and making impact

Friday, October 3, 2014

Last week I wrote about the ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ or ‘iwitot’ event and the importance of showing the impact of your fundraising. My vote for…

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Why do you fundraise?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week I attended the third ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ event in London and listened to 19 fundraisers each speaking for 7 minutes about the fundraising…

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Innovation puts charities out of business

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Intrigued by how the sectors approach to innovation has changed over the last few years and keen to understand what innovation is working and what is not, Zoe…

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How do you make it OK to fail?

Friday, May 9, 2014

The principle that we learn from failure makes sense. Understanding why something hasn’t worked prevents us (hopefully) from making the same mistakes again and helps us to adapt…

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Sexy buzzword or a survival strategy. What does innovation mean to you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is innovation just another passing fad, a buzzword that will be gone tomorrow, replaced by the next sexy-sounding jargon? Or is it an essential part of your job…

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It’s not them. It’s you!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thank you John Lepp for this guest blog rant.  “Our direct mail program is dead.” “Our email open rates are horrible.” “Our donors don’t care about monthly giving.”…

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