Damian Chapman, Blogger on 101 Fundraising

Think small act BIG! Why I love small charities

By Damian Chapman • July 10, 2014

Whilst partaking in a fundraisers favourite pastime recently (glass in hand enjoying the sunshine), a friend and fundraising colleague posed a question I had never been asked before. We had been putting the world to rights as so often happens at these sort of things, before the gem of a question appeared. “Why …

Corporate people fundraising- new to you too?

By Damian Chapman • May 1, 2014

I was sat in Hyde Park the other day reading through the feedback notes from a fundraising development day I had recently, when I came across a note I had scribbled in the margins of a particularly boring section of notes. It read, “check the people”. It made no sense …

3 things to think about when recruiting fundraisers

By Damian Chapman • October 17, 2013

As someone who has recently gone through the fundraising recruitment machine, I have been amazed at the number of national and large charities who handle recruitment of their fundraisers badly.
Any recruitment agency will tell you that finding the right candidate is all that matters, but bearing in mind that the …

If you would like to be sent a thank you, please tick this box

By Damian Chapman • July 25, 2013

When did thank you become so difficult?
For years, the top 250 charities in the UK have been receiving over 90% of donations made, and yet donor attrition rates are holding steady between 15 and 35 per cent annually.
To combat this, they have developed more and more ways to say thank …

The ask that got the fundraiser

By Damian Chapman • April 4, 2013

Last week was one of the UK’s largest small donation programme spectacles… Comic Relief. This annual campaign, now in its twenty fifth year has raised over £800m for use in the UK and abroad tackling social injustice and improving the lives of millions. Capturing the heart and imagination of the …

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