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IFC 2018 – The End of Fundraising as we know it

By Ellen Janssens • November 15, 2018

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It’s been a month since the IFC 2018 has ended. The danger is always to return to ‘business as usual’. However, more than ever this year indicated the start of a new era. Fundraising will have to change fundamentally. New technologies like blockchain introduce new ways of giving, and new …

In an era of change, our approach to return on investment must adapt

By Dominic Will • November 1, 2018

Return on Investment

At this year’s IFC, it was more apparent than ever that fundraisers across the globe are working hard to address the same fundamental questions. Have we got the fundraising model right and what needs to change to ensure fundraising is sustainable for the years ahead?
Yes, I hail from a little …

The problem with money

By Francesco Ambrogetti • July 19, 2018

Wall Street

I think it is quite ironic that most nonprofits and fundraisers have so much trouble with money. The ways we consider the money we raise and the money we spend are still measured and defined by the old-fashioned rules of charitable activities. Charitable money is a gift, it is free; …

How can fundraising thrive in Brazil?

By Mariana Chammas • July 12, 2018

ABCR 7

What is interesting about a country where the giving culture is still developing? A country with thousands of non-profits, many of them volunteer-based and some other trying to figure out the basics of fundraising? At the same time, a country where we can also find many of the big INGOs, …

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

By Derek Humphries • May 24, 2018

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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 …

Donating with a Tweet

By Graeme Russell • July 14, 2011

Often we see something like “Please donate a tweet a day to help …. “ followed by a link to a site where people have to sign-in with their twitter details, or give it permission to access their twitter account.
Often though organisations don’t explain how the ‘donated’ tweet helps, they …

FREE: 10 years of fundraising experience!

By Reinier Spruit • April 6, 2011

This month exactly 10 years ago, I started my first job as a fundraiser! And from the beginning I was hooked. I love fundraising, because it enables change. Vision and passion combined with great fundraising enables important change. And as a fundraiser you play an important part in that change.
So, looking …

Op zoek naar de beste leads?

By Marjolein van de Paverd • March 28, 2011

Fondsenwervers: altijd drukdrukdruk op zoek naar nieuwe markten, nieuwe middelen, nieuwe slimmigheden, the next big thing. Van de bobbel in de envelop naar scherpe listbrokers naar het perfecte callcenter.  Fondsenwerver: take a break! Adem in… adem uit… Wat gebeurt er om je heen?
Er komt een e-mail binnen, een vraag over …

The next big thing in fundraising is closer than you think

By Alison McCants • March 11, 2011

A few weeks ago at the Institute of Fundraising Direct Marketing and Fundraising Conference, the question was asked of the panel: What do you think is the ‘next big thing’ in fundraising? Their answer wasn’t entirely surprising, but was particularly refreshing.
They unanimously said that it’s better to use traditional direct …