Seven benefits and ten tips for crowdfunding

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Crowdfunding is simply raising small amounts of money from many people via a crowdfunding platform. Given the current criticism of fundraising techniques, lack of public trust, a greater…

Read More

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…

Read More

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;…

Read More

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…

Read More

What we can learn from successful crowdfunding campaigns

Saturday, August 13, 2016

If you are considering crowdfunding, there is so much to learn from others. I’ve picked three very different campaigns. Each has a learning that you can apply when…

Read More

Crowdfunding is not a new concept. It’s actually quite old.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crowdfunding is not a new concept. It’s actually quite old. The crowdfunding campaign for the plinth that the Statue of Liberty still stands on today was launched in…

Read More

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…

Read More

A hospice is not a sad place where people go to die

Monday, June 20, 2016

A guest blog by Esther Preston, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Ashgate Hospicecare When we asked our community about their perception of hospice care, a common answer was…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More