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IFC 2018 – The End of Fundraising as we know it

By Ellen Janssens • November 15, 2018

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It’s been a month since the IFC 2018 has ended. The danger is always to return to ‘business as usual’. However, more than ever this year indicated the start of a new era. Fundraising will have to change fundamentally. New technologies like blockchain introduce new ways of giving, and new …

In an era of change, our approach to return on investment must adapt

By Dominic Will • November 1, 2018

Return on Investment

At this year’s IFC, it was more apparent than ever that fundraisers across the globe are working hard to address the same fundamental questions. Have we got the fundraising model right and what needs to change to ensure fundraising is sustainable for the years ahead?
Yes, I hail from a little …

Why listening to beneficiaries is more than a moral obligation

By Sarah Carter • October 19, 2018

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Before we get going, let me just dwell briefly on that word ‘beneficiaries’. I wish there was another word, as it carries all kinds of implications of old-fashioned charity. What word do you use to describe the people who benefit from the work you do? I’d love to hear your …

How to collaborate successfully for greater impact

By Sarah Carter • October 9, 2018

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Managing one culture is tricky enough but what about when two or more organisations want to work together to achieve a shared outcome? How can they ensure their cultures work together for the benefit of the beneficiary rather than unwittingly competing against each other? Here Sarah Carter, Culture Consultant, explores …

Could it be unethical not to ask for a sufficiently high gift?

By Ian MacQuillin • September 13, 2018

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As a fundraiser, who do you consider to be your most important stakeholder?
Think about it for a while.
Actually, you probably didn’t need to think about for very long at all.
You said donors, didn’t you?
Well, that’s hardly surprising. Most of fundraising’s professional practice puts donors at the heart of what fundraisers …

The problem with money

By Francesco Ambrogetti • July 19, 2018

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I think it is quite ironic that most nonprofits and fundraisers have so much trouble with money. The ways we consider the money we raise and the money we spend are still measured and defined by the old-fashioned rules of charitable activities. Charitable money is a gift, it is free; …

How can fundraising thrive in Brazil?

By Mariana Chammas • July 12, 2018

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What is interesting about a country where the giving culture is still developing? A country with thousands of non-profits, many of them volunteer-based and some other trying to figure out the basics of fundraising? At the same time, a country where we can also find many of the big INGOs, …

Why getting together is good for fundraising

By Stephen George • June 16, 2018

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There was once a piano in the centre of the bar in the hotel where we gathered to share fundraising stories. As the night wore on, the crowd sang with gusto as the lone player took requests. Eventually as people left, it finally boiled down to just a hardy few, …

How’s your persecution complex? Mine’s doing fine, thanks.

By Sarah Clifton • May 10, 2018

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I’m lucky enough to work in an organisation (and a management team) where fundraising is seen as an essential aspect of our daily work and our shared responsibility as leaders – to serve more children and do more good. But when I made the step from ‘fundraiser’ to ‘management,’ I …

Simply the Best: Top 10 blog posts! (Q1 2017)

By The Resource Alliance • March 30, 2017

Here we are, folks… the first Top 10 of 2017. Great stuff, as always! Looks like there’s a lot of interest in digital — as it should be!
(1) 2017 Digital Outlook Report: 62 percent of nonprofits have no digital program – Meg Gardner
(2) Resourcing out-of-hours social media – Kirsty Marrins
(3) Podcast: Fundraising as …