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;…

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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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Trying to leave an email list – the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Monday, March 21, 2016

Recently I’ve done more virtual de-cluttering than ever before. Like you, I get a lot of emails. I’m sorry to say that I just don’t have the capacity…

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4 ways to influence at work

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Good ideas do not just happen by themselves. Good ideas become real when people get together and make them happen. You might have all the budget you need,…

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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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Do you want to be just the charity of the year?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Last night I went to an event organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing Charity Marketing Group about the Barclays and UNICEF partnership. When Paulette Cohen from Barclays…

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Creativity, Innovation and Quality of Life

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Innovation is a buzzword topic. You can even do a Masters Degree in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City University in London. It has its own acronym; it…

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Have we amazed you?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The zip on my very very favourite pair of winter boots broke this week. It was devastating, partly because I had to walk round with one cold foot…

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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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Are you an Eater or a Baker? The Art of Enchantment

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For me the word ‘enchantment’ conjures up images of scenes straight out of a fairy tale; beautiful princesses, handsome princes, mysterious breadcrumb trails, charmed forests and magic spells….

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