Julie Verhaar, Blogger on 101 Fundraising

Lack of trust: the key barrier to donating

By Julie Verhaar • August 9, 2012

Our own research shows that “I do not trust UNICEF to use my donations well” is one of the top 3 claimed reasons for not donating, together with ‘not knowing enough about what UNICEF does’, and other generic reasons such as ‘not being able to afford it’, ‘already giving to …

To raise funds, or not to raise funds. That’s the question.

By Julie Verhaar • November 3, 2011

I have been one of the lucky ones being able to attend the IFC for quite a number of years. Now I am also involved as a volunteer in the IFC Advisory Panel, which is a great honor. Except for the 7:30 AM meetings every morning. Nobody told me about …

The WOW moment (part 2)

By Julie Verhaar • June 23, 2011

In part 1 of this blog post I referred to a presentation by Karen Osborne ….in which she addressed the (lack of) WOW-factor in fundraising. In the mean time I did have a WOW-moment of my own that I would like to share with you.
The other day I was surfing …

The WOW moment (part 1)

By Julie Verhaar • June 14, 2011

Three months ago I was part of an audience listening to Karen Osborne giving a presentation on ‘Stewardship’. Great presentation, as usual, most of which I had heard before. But at the same time we can’t hear enough about the importance of being donor centric, delivering on the promise, showing …

Communication and Fundraising, the never ending story…

By Julie Verhaar • February 24, 2011

The past 2 ½ years I travelled to different countries and met lots of people engaged in a wide range of fundraising activities and campaigns. Despite the obvious differences in ‘couleur locale’, it always struck me that fundraisers are struggling with the same questions and problems, if it is in …

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