If you are a fundraiser then you are a change maker

Friday, June 30, 2017

Right now the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. And you have a choice: You can choose to stick your head in the sand, pretend nothing is…

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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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‘Crafternoon’: How Mind is crafting its way to fundraising success

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A guest blog by Maria Healy. Over the past few years the race for charities to produce the ‘next big thing’ in terms of a mass participation fundraising…

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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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How to tell stories and inspire your supporters

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Whatever your fundraising role or level, you will need to be able to influence; whether it is your manager or colleagues about your new ideas, funders to invest…

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No one strives for vanilla

Monday, September 19, 2016

Over the years I’ve observed sparky, funny, passionate and clever people morph into vanilla shells of their former selves as they enter their office to get on with…

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Are your supporters cheating on you?

Friday, July 15, 2016

I’m often asked whether I think charities should just focus on incremental innovation or if they should be aiming for disruption and a more radical approach to both…

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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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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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