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Fondsenwerven, een vak of een hype?

By Will van Heugten • April 15, 2011

Menigeen zal zich afvragen, fondsenwerven een hype? Dat kan toch helemaal niet? Nee natuurlijk niet. Maar toch gedragen veel fondsenwervers zich wel zo en niet alleen de juniors.
Fondsenwerving is een vak, laat ik daar geen misverstand over laten bestaan. Een vak waarbij je veel technieken moet kunnen toepassen. Zonder goede …

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 …

Staff like donors? Recruit, develop, retain them…

By Patrice Simonnet • April 1, 2011

101fundraising…OK, so back to the basics of fundraising, hey?!  Let me think, should I speak about ROI, LTV, DRTV, hum… yeah, why not! But something more “CORE”?
Found it! Let’s talk about PEOPLE.
I can see your face, but don’t worry, I won’t tell you for the 102nd time that “People give …

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 …

Phone first!

By Rebecca Davies • March 24, 2011

As a relationship professional, I’m a big fan of Alexander Graham Bell’s electronic speech machine(*), the latter-day telephone.
My mantra when communicating with major donors: phone first. Phone first. Ph f. (Soothing, isn’t it?)
Email and letters don’t allow for the bilateral conversations our donors and prospects deserve for their generosity. The …

Give that gift back!

By Donna Caputo • March 18, 2011

Hey, did you hear the one about the donor who wanted his money back? In January Robert Burton, a longtime supporter of the University of Connecticut’s athletics program asked the school to return his $3 million gift. From all appearances, Burton’s disagreement with the school is profound, personal and insurmountable.
He …

One-night stands ruin your fundraising

By Reinier Spruit • March 9, 2011

“Originally, a one-night stand was a single theatre performance, usually by a guest performer(s) on tour, as opposed to an ongoing engagement. Today, however, the term is more commonly applied to a single sexual encounter, an example of casual sex, in which neither participant has any intention or expectation of …