Gerbren Deves, Blogger on 101fundraising

Brilliant model for brilliant proposals for brilliant target groups!

By Gerbren Deves • April 2, 2015

Having trouble framing the right case for support for specific donors? Do all your proposals address roughly the same issues? Are all your proposals aimed at roughly the same target group? Are you looking to target a new type of donor? Are you looking for inspiration in framing your case …

Hot potato!

By Gerbren Deves • June 13, 2013

Corporate funding is a hot potato within many NGO’s: lively debates filled with emotion. But how do you judge the (valid) sensitivities and define whether or not corporate support may harm your charity in any way? Extremely difficult! Nevertheless, a few thoughts (and questions):
I guess the basic rule is that …

The best tip of the whole IFC!

By Gerbren Deves • November 1, 2012

Two weeks ago I attended my 7th IFC in a row and I had great fun. Every time I go through all my notes in the weekend after the IFC, to think about the things I’ve learned, and make sure not to forget about these things while drowning in work …

Visiting funerals: part of your job description?

By Gerbren Deves • June 25, 2012

I am a relationship manager and I really like my job. One thing I like about it is the diversity: you meet a wide variety of people. Interesting people. People you would otherwise not meet. This can be the CEO of a large, global company, but it can also be …

How my pissed off donor came back…

By Gerbren Deves • January 30, 2012

Earlier this month I spoke with Reinier and he asked me if I would write another blog. I immediately agreed and I didn’t have to think long about the topic of my blog. Because that same day my organization MSF received a donation from a donor, about whom I can …

From corporate fundraiser to service-provider

By Gerbren Deves • September 5, 2011

The world is a volatile place and constantly in motion. And so is the fundraising world. In this blog I am not talking about new techniques or new channels, but about changing attitudes.
It has been going on for many many years, but it is still the most important trend in …

Blijft geloofwaardigheid essentieel?

By Gerbren Deves • May 23, 2011

Nederlanders zijn over het algemeen calvinistisch ingesteld en slaan zichzelf niet op de borst bij goed gedrag. Sterker, wij Nederlanders keuren borstklopperij vaak af. Zo werkt dat ook in fondsenwervingsland: het is deze ingetogen inslag die bepaalt dat je niet hoort te praten over je steun aan goede doelen, zeker …

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