Simon Scriver, Blogger on 101fundraising

Fundraising For Humans

By Simon Scriver • November 7, 2016

I remember volunteering for Childline.
Kids would phone, text or e-mail with all sorts of questions and stories – from horrific cases of abuse to completely nonsensical banter.
Many calls were pranks…groups of kids phoning up to tease us, mock us and attempt to get a rise out of us. No matter …

The Wrong Numbers In Telephone Fundraising

By Simon Scriver • October 6, 2014

I grew up in that profoundly awkward era where we all had landlines and nobody had mobile phones. When I phoned a girl I was trying to woo it was paralysingly scary – one of her parents may well have answered and I’d have to deal with that.
That was bad…but …

The Known Unknowns

By Simon Scriver • May 19, 2014

The Known Unknowns

Donald Rumsfeld said, “There are known knowns – These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns – That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know.”
I don’t make a habit of quoting Donald Rumsfeld but that’s a phrase that keeps coming to …

Why I Don’t Donate To Charity: Water

By Simon Scriver • January 20, 2014

Charity: Water are amazing.
They’ve funded about 10,000 water projects, providing clean water to about three and a half million people. They’re ambitious, they take risks. They share their successes and their failures. They’re transparent. Their website and their use of social media are cool. They are simple and beautiful and …

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