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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Business as usual is no longer an agenda item

Monday, April 18, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. No one would dispute that the charity sector has found itself under intense scrutiny over the last 12 months. I have no…

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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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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…

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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…

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Four tips to manage your approach to risk

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

When you stop to think about it, working for a charity is a really bold move. A charity is set up because there is an unmet and often…

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We talk multichannel to connect donors but how about multi sensory?

Friday, November 27, 2015

A fundraiser has done a great job when a supporter truly connects with a cause that they care about. A fundraiser has done an excellent job when the…

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