Patrice Simonnet, Blogger on 101fundraising

Giving in the name of…

By Patrice Simonnet • August 1, 2013

Last week, a friend of mine queued for more than one hour to get me a surprising present: a soft drink! Since then, I’ve been thinking how this could be an inspiring idea for us fundraisers!
Consider that my birthday is still far away and that this “cola” can be bought …

‘Habemus Papam’: how religious fundraisers get it right!

By Patrice Simonnet • April 11, 2013

A post fully inspired by one of the major events of the last weeks. Just because this could influence you as a fundraiser: the newly elected Pope Francis is everywhere in the news. Why is that? His election was a major surprise but already “Pope Francis books proliferate”. News are …

A fundraising checklist: Are you as passionate as a fundraiser can be?

By Patrice Simonnet • December 13, 2012

This post is about Passion (with a capital “P”)…and about my good friend Luca Gaggianese that is missing in the French Alp since several weeks now. I always considered Luca a great fundraiser and a skilled alpinist. Two passions but only one approach: always fully committed. That is how I …

A fundraising checklist: Should you consider “Summer Fundraising”?

By Patrice Simonnet • July 30, 2012

I recently asked to some colleagues if they were running specific fundraising campaigns during the summer. Most of them answered they are not! Business as usual seems to be the moto. Worst, some programs are put on hold during the holidays. How can they be wrong? At the end of …

A fundraising checklist: what Italian fundraisers look like?

By Patrice Simonnet • May 14, 2012

For sure, you would be able to answer this if you had participated at the 5th Italian “Festival del Fundraising” during the second week of May 2012. Three days, around 600 fundraisers, more than 20 sponsors and a lot of sun. The annual meeting is held at Castrocaro, a little town …

A fundraising check list : how to react to the economic crisis?

By Patrice Simonnet • March 29, 2012

Let me propose to you a quick “check-list” hoping it could be useful when it comes to adapt your fundraising program to the economic crisis.
Because…yes..there is a crisis going on! You heard about it…except if you are working on street face-to-face campaigns somewhere in Asia. You are probably experiencing changes …

The real art of Karate Fundraising!

By Patrice Simonnet • September 8, 2011

Karate Fundraising? A new discipline is born? Come on! You didn’t hear about it yet?
Ok, don’t worry, this is not (really) a new channel or a way to boosting the income of your fundraising programme. It’s more like a way of seeing things and to ease your fundraiser everyday’s life.
Let …

Staff like donors? Recruit, develop, retain them…

By Patrice Simonnet • April 1, 2011

101fundraising…OK, so back to the basics of fundraising, hey?!  Let me think, should I speak about ROI, LTV, DRTV, hum… yeah, why not! But something more “CORE”?
Found it! Let’s talk about PEOPLE.
I can see your face, but don’t worry, I won’t tell you for the 102nd time that “People give …

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