Richard Radcliffe, Blogger on 101fundraising
• May 15, 2017
Is this a tasteless headline or attention grabbing? Does it matter if it’s tasteless?
Let’s get legacy giving noticed
How many legacy campaigns are noticed? In focus groups it is truly frightening to discover that most legacy articles, posters, leaflets and even bookmarks go unnoticed.
There are two reasons for this message …
• June 27, 2016
It is 10pm on Saturday evening. For the last six hours I have been celebrating a 50th birthday in our village. I am not sure how I am typing this.
Yesterday I went to visit one of my brothers – he has very recently survived mouth cancer. We had a great …
• March 3, 2016
Stop for a moment. Forget any fundraising crisis.
This might be hard considering recent blogs which have included headlines such as: “When fundraising hurts” “Relationship fundraising: It’s complicated” “Have we reached boiling point?” “The price we pay for losing sight of the donor” Headlines to do your head in.
Fundraising is under …
• December 10, 2015
Please turn yourself into your Grandmother. This might be hard if she is no longer with us. I only met one of my Grandmothers and she was run over and killed by a Rolls Royce in 1960. At least she went with style. Goodness, imagine being run over by an …
• July 23, 2015
108 people die every minute
That means during the IFC (if it is a typical three days) that 466,560 people will die. I hope I am not one of them. I also hope you are not one of them either – it would be good to debate this subject with you!
• February 12, 2015
Those responsible for the governance of non-profits are often our worst enemies when they could be our best friends. (I am referring to volunteer leaders)
Let me quote a poem from a great British poet – Roger Mc Gough. It is a short poem:
I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the …
• October 2, 2014
Definition of WORTH
(with apologies to the Oxford English Dictionary for a few VERY minor changes – but only in the example sentences)
1: equivalent in value to the sum or item specified.
“A donation worth over €10,000 is defined as a major donation”
having income or property amounting to a specified sum.
• June 10, 2014
When I say I am 60 (only just) I wonder what your reaction is? He bloody looks it? He should retire? Richard you still have one third of your life ahead do not stop now! Poor guy? Or, go for it Richard the best part of your life has only …
• January 13, 2014
Call me stupid, dear friends, call me stupid but I despair of some big charities. I am about to call communication departments of some large charities stupid and I think for very good reasons. PLEASE let me know if I am wrong. Tweet your views to your heart’s content: be …
• November 25, 2013
Having celebrated over 30 years in fundraising (which probably qualifies me to be a really boring old fart) I find myself wondering whether anything has really changed in fundraising apart from social media – which I enjoy more and more every day.
In my opinion, which maybe increasingly cynical as I …
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