101fundraising archive of Best posts Q1 2015
• April 11, 2015
Hello everyone! The first Top 10 of 2015 is a fact. Again 10 awesome posts. With a range of interesting topics. What is your favorite?
Congrats to Charlie for his #1 post about donor retention!
We hope that you can do your part in our community and share these posts with your own fundraising …
• March 16, 2015
Across the charity sector we literally spend days on the creation of boardroom presentations, we meet for hours in cross-functional working groups, and the other half of the day we’re either in one-on-one or team meetings… We’re all taking selfies. It’s all “Me, Myself and I“. But we’re looking the …
• March 9, 2015
or The ENORMOUS difference in value between ‘what’ and ‘why’
Charlotte and Emily have never met. They are the same age, live in the same area, have the same income, the same outgoings and the same number of children.
Three years ago today both were out shopping when, independently, they stopped …
• March 2, 2015
If you find Facebook is not really working for your organisation, I am willing to bet that it is not Facebook’s fault – it’s yours. Too many take too lightly on their social media work – and get the results to match it. No such thing as a free lunch …
• February 16, 2015
‘Hate’ would be too strong a word. I really just think we can all do so much better.
I know every charity that sends a welcome pack to new donors has the best of intentions. We really are so grateful that someone has made the choice to give to the cause …
• 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 …
• January 26, 2015
“Hi, I am fundraiser and I’m addicted to acquisition.”
Dear fundraiser, let’s start our day by admitting our addiction. We’re all obsessed with the idea of “new”: our new fundraising campaign, testing crowd-funding, creating best call to actions to attract prospects. Our final campaign was cutting edge; we achieved raising more …
• January 22, 2015
This is how my daughter plays hide and seek. She thinks if she can’t see me then I can’t see her.
In defence of her strategy she’s only two years old. But isn’t this exactly the same approach we take with the people we label our ‘supporters’? We act like …
• January 19, 2015
Have you heard about the ‘why’? And why it’s so important to find the ‘why’ of your organization in order to raise more money? I guess you do. You’ve probably read about it in books, or heard about it during conferences. You’ve maybe even organized a workshop about it with …
• January 12, 2015
Give donors more choice over where their money goes. It sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? If we want to be supporter-focused, and help them feel genuinely close to the mission, why wouldn’t we let supporters direct their funding? And isn’t crowd-funding such a great idea to enable that?
Well, offering …