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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Have you ever had an idea you wish you had thought of?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Yes – me too. Loads in fact. We have all had the “<option to insert expletive> I wish I thought of that” moment. And in London on Thursday…

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For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fundraisers, think about your most successful fundraising campaign, mailing, event, individual gift, trust application or corporate pitch. I bet that they all have something in common. In some…

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There are people dying now, so give me the money

Friday, June 1, 2012

On 31 May, hundreds of fundraisers gathered in London to hear 22 fundraising professionals share which fundraising ideas they wished they had thought of. I was proud to be included in…

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Same challenges different time zone

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last week fundraisers from across Queensland gathered on the Australian Gold Coast for the Fundraising Institute Australia Dare to be Different conference. Many people asked me what I…

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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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Failure – it’s the real thing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last week I ran an innovation breakfast for fundraising leaders with the creative team from Sandbox. One of the key discussion points was that in order to innovate…

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Whatever you do – don’t mention the F word

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who knew that the beautiful Chapel at the House of St Barnabas was tucked behind Foyles loading bay just off the Charing Cross Road in London’s West End?…

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What is innovation anyway?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

As mentioned in my blog last week ‘What innovation isn’t” I think innovation is an overused term. According to Oxford Dictionaries online (does anyone own a dictionary anymore?…

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