Are you an accidental fundraiser?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How did you become a fundraiser? Did you make a decision that you wanted to work for a specific charity or cause? Did you study fundraising? Or perhaps…

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Two years and twenty-eight days

Thursday, January 30, 2014

It is two years and twenty-eight days since I left the relative security of a full-time permanent job to be a free range human. It is only now…

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Connecting with the benefactor inside us

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A guest blog by Anne McCrossan. Writing puts a spotlight on how very incomplete the communication process can be. In committing words to a page and trying to…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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Science and creativity

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I watched the BBC programme Horizon about creative thinking. Scientists are trying to understand what happens in our brains before and during what they call ‘creative…

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The Dragonfly Effect – its all wings and analogies

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Dragonfly Effect is a book by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith about ways to use social media to drive social change. They use the analogy of the…

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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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I love infographics

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I love infographics. I love infographics so much that I’ve written a blog about them. An infographic is short for ‘information graphic’ and is a visual representation of…

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Gotta Share

Sunday, July 17, 2011

There is no doubt that social media enables us all to share what we are doing, thinking and feeling like never before. There are great opportunities for organisations…

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A story of fish and focus

Monday, June 20, 2011

Imagine the scene, a small Mediterranean island, miles of beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, fragrant olive groves and a scattering of tavernas serving local, fresh food and wine. A…

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