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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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…

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How to help your supporters feel the warm glow

Monday, September 28, 2015

I am always on the lookout (and mystery shopping) charities and companies for examples of good (and bad) supporter or customer care. A couple of weeks ago I…

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“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” Ira Glass

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A guest blog by Joanna Lamb. How many times have you been sitting with a friend, relative or client trying desperately to keep your mind in the room?…

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What’s so great about Crowdfunding?

Monday, August 3, 2015

A guest blog from Esther Preston……. According to Google, in Great Britain in 2014, 84% of households had internet access, up from 57% in 2006. This is a…

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Feel the fear and tell it like it is

Monday, May 19, 2014

On one Sunday in April, the streets of London overflow with determination and kindness. This year 36,000 people took part in the London Marathon and many more came…

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Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants

Monday, November 18, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David and Goliath highlights that power is not always what it might seem and how the ability of the underdog to succeed should not…

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What do you remember about your journey to work today?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Street Art East London

Do you go about your day-to-day routines on autopilot? Do you ever arrive somewhere not quite sure how you got there? What can you remember about your journey…

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It was much easier before the internet came along and wrecked everything

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I’ve gone a bit techy this week. On Tuesday I went to the launch of ‘More than shaking an online tin – How can we take technology-enabled giving…

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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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