Are you running fast just to stay still?

Monday, March 20, 2017

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as…

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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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How to minimise the risk of innovation

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying something new can be nerve-wracking at the best of times; nobody knows what the outcome will be. But don’t let the risks prevent you from innovating. The…

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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 beard oil could lubricate your fundraising

Monday, December 19, 2016

A guest post by Bobert Brush. Three years ago I was working in an office. Then I took the plunge and threw myself headfirst into becoming an Internet…

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Building fundraising success: the importance of leadership

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A guest blog by Caroline Underwood. Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success. I…

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The good and bad (mostly bad) of copycat strategies

Monday, November 28, 2016

In his book and TED talk ‘Where good ideas come from’, Stephen Johnson describes new ideas as simply combinations of old ideas put together in new ways. I…

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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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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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