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HELP NEEDED: Jailed in Dubai for Helping Children

By Ken Burnett • August 25, 2016


Urgent help needed to persuade UK Prime Minister Theresa May to intervene on behalf of British-Australian fundraiser held in Dubai. Please sign our petition.
Fundraising for worthy causes should never be a crime.
Scott Richards, a British-Australian volunteer fundraiser has been charged by Dubai authorities for “fundraising without permission”. His crime? Sharing …

Here be dragons

By Richard Turner • June 16, 2016

Fundraising needs to change. The way ahead is unchartered. It’s going to need those with courage, and an appetite to try the unknown – fundraisers willing to explore a different approach, feel the fear, and do it anyway.
Of course there are many who will not chose to tread such a …

Stop talking about what’s next in fundraising!

By Victoria Ward • June 2, 2016

Whenever I go to a fundraising conference or meet with other fundraisers, one question that without fail comes up is ‘What’s next in fundraising?’ It’s like we are hoping for someone to wave a magic wand and say ‘Hey Guys! Here is the next big thing that will raise all …

The Future of Fundraising is Organising. Because Together, We Can …!

By Matthew Sherrington • April 25, 2016

The future of fundraising will no doubt be something we don’t even know about yet. You know, the next Big Thing. Of course, it’s going to be digital, isn’t it? Probably. Maybe. Or it could be as simple as embracing supporters as partners, and thinking about engaging with them differently.
The …

This Christmas there is a #manonthemoon

By Lucy Gower • November 12, 2015

On the real and virtual high streets of the UK, John Lewis – an employee owned UK department store – owns Christmas. The launch of the John Lewis Christmas advert has become an important part of British Christmas preparations. This years advert ‘Man on the Moon’ was released last Friday …

How we Raised the $ to Sponsor a Large Refugee Family from Syria

By Rebecca Davies • November 6, 2015

We’re The Ripple Refugee Project, a group of private citizens in Toronto who’ve come together because we want to help refugee families start new lives in Canada.And under Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, that first means fundraising.
Of course, fundraising is only one part of the resettlement process; there are …

Ice bucket a year on…

By John Baguley, Ph.D. • October 26, 2015

What a difference a year makes – last year I was in Malaysia working with a brilliant Buddhist charity that helps orphans and elderly people sadly neglected, when the ice-bucket challenge hit and all the staff were busy soaking themselves in icy water. Fortunately, it being Malaysia they dried off …

The Power of Social Proof

By Bernard Ross • September 14, 2015

Omar Mahmoud, Chief of Market Knowledge at UNICEF International, and I are running a Big Room session at IFC on The Science of Decision Making and Behavioural Economics. We’d love to see you there.
The session will share some of the very latest thinking from the field of Behavioural Economics- as …

Gloves Off 2: Innovation

By Tony Elischer • July 31, 2015

Beg, Borrow or Steal?
Every charity I know of now has firmly embedded in its fundraising and marketing strategy an objective around ‘innovation’ and the need to develop new ideas, new target audiences or innovations within existing programmes. We used to focus on ‘creativity’ and the space to develop ideas, but …

Can we expect an Airbnb or Uber in charity land?

By Vera Peerdeman • July 20, 2015

What will the charity landscape look like in 2035? That’s a question we ask ourselves a lot lately. Economic crises, changing consumer behavior and new forms of entrepreneurship force organizations to change. If you take a look at other sectors, you see (relatively) new initiatives like Airbnb or Uber create …