101fundraising archive of legacies

Trustworthy and transparent charities required…

By Emma Jhita • October 10, 2013

Legacy fundraising can be a tough job… along with the difficulties colleagues, including other fundraisers, often have in really understanding how this area of fundraising works, there can be the constant pressure to measure KPIs in-line with other departments, and the sometimes isolated nature of the role – meaning it …

2nd Annual Dutch Fundraising Growth Awards!

By Reinier Spruit • December 3, 2012

Welcome to the second edition of the Annual Dutch Fundraising Growth Awards! Ok, not really an award show, but we’re gonna talk about Dutch market figures, fundraising growth and ranking the best fundraising organizations. And you have to admit, the title is catchy!
I have changed two things compared to last …

Dutch legacy fundraising: growth figures!

By Reinier Spruit • November 22, 2012

You are a fundraiser, and therefore you like numbers, right? Next month the Dutch Central Bureau of Fundraising (CBF) will publish their annual figures. In this post I’ll give you a sneak preview on the legacy income figures.
The Dutch fundraising market is often labeled as a mature fundraising market. Whether …

Connecting with your most loyal and senior donors

By Kimberly Mackenzie • September 17, 2012

“Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such …

It’s Personal!

By Juan Hendrawan • August 27, 2012

This is my third blog for 101fundraising and while other may prefer to write about theories of giving. I like to write more about technical things that, hopefully, can immediately help you.
In my previous blogs, I talked about “drip-drip” marketing for legacy fundraising and about organising a legacy event.  Now, …

A fundraising checklist: Should you consider “Summer Fundraising”?

By Patrice Simonnet • July 30, 2012

I recently asked to some colleagues if they were running specific fundraising campaigns during the summer. Most of them answered they are not! Business as usual seems to be the moto. Worst, some programs are put on hold during the holidays. How can they be wrong? At the end of …

Why I Love (And Feel Uncomfortable About Loving) Legacy Fundraising

By Margaux Smith • July 9, 2012

I’m writing this on the one-year anniversary of my move from Toronto to London, so you’re reading this one year after I started my career as a professional fundraiser, and what a lot has changed during that time. I’ve gone from fundraiser in theory, to fundraiser in practice; blogger, to …

Crisis? There is no crisis!

By Erik van Dorp • July 5, 2012

Earlier this year we interviewed 10 senior fundraisers in the Dutch Market to ask them if the economic turmoil changed their opinion about the fundraising potential in their market. And, if any, where they saw fundraising opportunities.

In the majority of interviews, the current economic situation was debunked as an excuse …

The Stolen Recipe for a Legacy Event

By Juan Hendrawan • March 8, 2012

This is my second blog post for 101 Fundraising and, just like my first blog, the inspiration was coming from a presentation that I attended late last year.  [Yes, I steal ideas from others! Don’t judge!].
My job in WWF is to build a knowledge system for WWF’s legacy fundraisers. One …

De meest kansrijke erflater vindt u hier!

By Elsbeth Takkenberg • February 13, 2012

‘De typische erflater: Een alleenstaande vrouw van ongeveer tachtig jaar zonder kinderen. Het laatste testament is een paar jaar oud en in dit testament staat, meestal samen met een aantal andere doelen, jouw organisatie opgenomen. Voorwaarde om in het testament genoemd te worden is uiteraard wel dat de potentiële erflater …