Are you ready for the cartoon ice bucket selfie?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

When I first started fundraising, the job titles ‘digital manager’ or ‘social media manager’ didn’t exist. In a relatively short time, ‘digital’ has grown from something we should…

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Four reasons why you buy your regular morning coffee

Monday, February 24, 2014
Carwash pass

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you buy something? Why did you choose the leading brand mayonnaise over the supermarket own brand? Why…

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Charity innovation takes many forms

Monday, December 16, 2013

A guest blog from Zoe Amar. Lucy’s recent blog about the 7 myths of innovation has inspired me to challenge my preconceptions in this area. As Lucy says,…

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‘Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour’ Truman Capote

Monday, December 9, 2013

Last week I went to an event run by The Crowd, and hosted by Ed Gillespie co-founder of Futerra on celebrating failure. Innovation and failure are close friends….

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Successful fundraisers know their supporters

Monday, November 25, 2013

Last week I went to The Ideas Lab: Innovation in Insight and Analytics conference run by the Institute of Fundraising’s Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group. The conference…

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How to get people to say ‘yes’

Monday, October 7, 2013
saying yes

In 1984 Dr Robert B. Cialdini wrote a book called Influence.  It explains the psychology of why people say yes and helps you apply the theory through six…

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Do you check your mobile when you are on the toilet?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

At the Institute of Fundraising Convention last week there was a lot of talk around technology enabled giving (or TEG, yes, we have a delightful new technology enabled…

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It was much easier before the internet came along and wrecked everything

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I’ve gone a bit techy this week. On Tuesday I went to the launch of ‘More than shaking an online tin – How can we take technology-enabled giving…

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The case against the case against innovation

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m a big fan of Jeff Brooks and the Future Fundraising Now blog. I love that Jeff is a straight talker and is brutal in his views on…

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Have we amazed you?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The zip on my very very favourite pair of winter boots broke this week. It was devastating, partly because I had to walk round with one cold foot…

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