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A Privileged, Middle-Aged, White, Male Has Views on Diversity

By Derek Humphries • May 24, 2018

Diversity (2)

I’m not even sure I should be doing this. And that’s part of the problem. You see, while it’s not at all hard for me to talk about diversity and inclusion, I do find it is hard to do so without getting the odd sneery comment about virtue signalling. Obviously, …

10 Key Characteristics of Top Performing Fundraising Directors

By Reinier Spruit • May 16, 2018

Fundraising Directors are crucial for success. This incredible mastermind, known as Head of Fundraising in some countries, is in control of a massive budget and responsible for providing the organisation with the resources to do what it is supposed to. If you know how complex fundraising management is, you also …

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

By Sarah Clifton • May 10, 2018

Sarah Clifton

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 …

Integrated campaigning: throw away the best practices

By Rebecca Davies • May 27, 2011

Show me a fundraiser who thinks they’ve solved integrated campaigning and I’ll show you someone who whistles past the graveyard.
What exactly constitutes an integrated campaign, anyway? Is it simply having a landing page that looks a lot like your direct mail piece? And why do it? From a fundraisers’ perch, …

Samenwerken gaat de waarde van donateursadressen sterk verhogen

By Martijn de Boer • May 9, 2011

We mogen niet langer zomaar nieuwe donateurs en collectanten benaderen. We krijgen niet zomaar meer donateurs die bereid zijn ons doel te steunen. We kunnen er niet van uit gaan dat onze bestaande donateurs ons blijven steunen zoals we gewend zijn. Klinkt dat negatief? Ja, natuurlijk, maar we kunnen door …

For whom the bell tolls: helping donors find solidarity through unrestrict​ed giving

By Rebecca Davies • April 18, 2011

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee. – John Donne
There’s an interesting exchange happening right now between MSF Canada and our donors, a phenomenon I think would be interesting to fundraisers …

Sofa cushion forts and fundraising

By Alison McCants • April 8, 2011

When I was a kid, I used to spend hours building forts: in the living room (generally of sofa cushion construction), outdoors (up a tree or in a bush), my bedroom, even once under the sideboard in the dining room. My setting never really changed – my sphere was limited …

Love is in the air: corporate fundraising

By Erik van Dorp • March 7, 2011

Bij veel goede doelen is het besef gekomen dat bedrijven een cruciale rol spelen bij het creëren van een betere wereld. Maar voor veel goede doelen is het bedrijfsleven een grote, wat bedreigende onbekende. Een beetje zoals Monty Python’s Merchant Banker.
Het goede nieuws is dat het bedrijfsleven meer en meer …

Fondsenwerving bij bedrijven gaat steeds minder over fondsen

By Margot Ende - van den Broek • February 21, 2011

In de 8 jaar dat ik fondsenwerver ben, is het vak er alleen maar leuker op geworden. Maar niet makkelijker. Ik vertel niks nieuws als ik zeg dat (hoewel onze inkomsten groeien) het aantal cheques dat wij in ontvangst mogen nemen met de boodschap “doe er wat goeds mee”,  terugloopt. …

Corporate fundraising is less and less about funds

By Margot Ende - van den Broek • February 21, 2011

In the eight years that I’m a fundraiser, the profession has become a lot more fun. But not easier. I don’t tell anything new when I say that (although our revenues grow) the number of checks we receive with the message “go ahead, do something good” decline. The supporter increasingly …