Do you suffer from Sunday syndrome?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday syndrome; That sinking feeling at about 5pm on a Sunday when you realise that you have to go to work the next day. Rationally you know that…

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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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Creative teams play and have fun at work

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Has anyone ever tried to help you be more creative by asking you to ‘think outside the box?’ I suspect that putting you under pressure to just switch…

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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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1947 days later. A story of stewardship

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Depending on what research you believe, it’s somewhere between 7 and 24 times more economical to invest in your current supporters than it is to recruit new ones. Research…

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Did you get the fax about the Internet?

Monday, November 9, 2015

It was generally agreed that the Earth was flat until Pythagoras shook things up when he first proposed that it was round sometime around 500 B.C. This rumor…

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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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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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