If we are all the same how will we ever innovate?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently I was interviewed about innovation in the charity sector, and I’m sorry to say that when asked, I struggled to name any campaigns or services that I’d…

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Innovation – it’s all in your perspective

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Casting my mind back to late 2016, one of the names on my induction programme when I first arrived at CHAS (Children’s…

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What is the secret to fundraising happiness?

Monday, August 21, 2017

A guest blog by Paul Nott. Don’t celebrate the cheques coming in. Or at least, don’t only celebrate that. I believe one secret to fundraising happiness is to…

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Keep the Joy Alive, As easy as A B C …

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Last week I met Ian Scott for lunch and a catch up in Edinburgh. Ian had recently supported us in a project…

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Hospice fundraising – we can’t just keep doing more of the same

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A guest blog by Andy Goldsmith. Three years ago, our friend and neighbour Claire House Children’s Hospice came back from a fundraising masterclass at the Inch Lodge in…

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A fundraising fairytale…

Friday, February 3, 2017

A guest blog by Rachel Hunnybun. Two women walk down a busy street in London, deep in conversation. Amongst the swathes of people, they are approached by an…

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There’s no such thing as a bad idea

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I’ve got some news. There is. There are simply loads of bad ideas. Chocolate teapots, a donut eating competition to fundraise for a diabetes charity and voice activated…

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Hello, young man! What aqua aerobics can teach charities

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A guest blog by Richard Sved. The elderly woman in the bathing cap smiled sweetly as she waded slowly towards me. “Hello, young man! Would you like to…

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7 tips for building and maintaining successful fundraising relationships

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A guest blog by Claire Irving. Like many things in life, good fundraising comes from successful relationships with people. Meeting our goals is reliant on making lasting connections;…

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How tech can help you build better supporter relationships

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A guest blog by Robin Fisk. Getting routine supporter communication techniques right can provide a better experience for your supporter, help you to measure your communications investment and…

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