101fundraising archive of IFC-2012
• November 1, 2012
Two weeks ago I attended my 7th IFC in a row and I had great fun. Every time I go through all my notes in the weekend after the IFC, to think about the things I’ve learned, and make sure not to forget about these things while drowning in work …
• October 29, 2012
Taking risks and failure go with the territory.
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Coming back to the office after IFC, I made an overarching discovery that touches on everything else I learned: I am terrified of failure.
And I don’t think I’m alone. I don’t think I am the only fundraiser who, when faced with …
• October 25, 2012
Because the definition of insanity is to repeatedly do the same thing and expect a different result. Up to 40% of new monthly givers in the UK lapse within months of sign up. How much worse does it have to get before we decide to do something about it?! …
• October 22, 2012
In 2012, our Dutch initiative Alpe d’HuZes raised no less than 32.3 million euros. When we started out in 2006, we raised a little over 300,000 euros, so this year we brought in 100 times more than six years ago. That seems impossible and incredible at the same time, but …
• October 18, 2012
This year a number of 101fundraising crowdbloggers are in attendance at IFC, and at this hour we are precisely halfway through the conference. Some of us have given workshops and the rest of us have followed them. We’ve laughed at the good humor of some of the excellent presenters, cried …
• October 15, 2012
As consumers we are now constantly connected, over two billion of us have 24/7 access to the internet and globally more people have mobile phones than access to electricity or clean drinking water.
We are now broadcasters with a choice of instant communication channels at our fingertips and as a result …
• October 11, 2012
A donor is someone who gives money to your organization. A supporter is someone who will support your organization financially or non-financially – or preferably both!
My advice is: If you want donors who are easier to recruit and who stay longer, start thinking of them as supporters instead.
That means – …
• October 8, 2012
Today, all over the world, thousands of ordinary people will decide to start doing something amazing. Every month, they’ll give their hard-earned money to causes that they may never have heard of before, to help people they will never meet or protect places that they will never visit.
• October 4, 2012
The Colonel and the College
On 23rd June 2009 the governing Council of the London School of Economics (LSE) agreed to accept a gift from a group of companies in Libya channelled via the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, controlled by Saif Gaddafi, son of Colonel Gaddafi the country’s ruler. …
• October 2, 2012
This is just one of the questions I’ll be helping Master Class delegates to answer at the International Fundraising Congress.
If you’ve ever considered raising money through direct response television, you really need to make sure your organisation is ready for it. This was really brought home to me earlier this …