We talk multichannel to connect donors but how about multi sensory?

Friday, November 27, 2015

A fundraiser has done a great job when a supporter truly connects with a cause that they care about. A fundraiser has done an excellent job when the…

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Did you get the fax about the Internet?

Monday, November 9, 2015

It was generally agreed that the Earth was flat until Pythagoras shook things up when he first proposed that it was round sometime around 500 B.C. This rumor…

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Our fundraising model is broken and digital can fix it

Monday, November 2, 2015

A guest blog by Branislava Milosevic Digital is delivering for almost every industry – music, retail, media – and across government. Yet according to some fundraisers, not for…

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Think outside the box and jump outside the jar

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I really hate the expression ‘think outside the box’. In my experience when someone asks you to ‘think outside the box’ it doesn’t help you to be creative,…

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‘Always make new mistakes’ Esther Dyson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sometime ago I went to an event run by The Crowd about celebrating failure. I wrote a separate blog about it here. I was part of a round…

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The unknown is like conceptual Velcro

Monday, February 2, 2015

Charities are essentially in the business of making change happen. All charities exist to change something, to make a situation better. No charity does the work it does…

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Do you notice when you are being nudged?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Every year a collection of new or recycled buzzwords arrive on the fundraising circuit. Last year they were ‘behavioural economics’, ‘neuroscience’, ‘nudging’ and ‘decision science’. All the conference…

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The next big thing is human beings

Friday, November 7, 2014

Today I was reminded that there are only 47 days until Christmas. Where has 2014 gone? It seems only a few weeks ago that the world and his…

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Hard truths and making impact

Friday, October 3, 2014

Last week I wrote about the ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ or ‘iwitot’ event and the importance of showing the impact of your fundraising. My vote for…

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Why do you fundraise?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week I attended the third ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ event in London and listened to 19 fundraisers each speaking for 7 minutes about the fundraising…

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