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This blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new ideas, highlight success stories, share insight, fundraising how to tips and more.

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Marketing automation ideas for Not-for-Profits

Guest Bloggers | 23 June 2017

Marketing automation is a simple tool that significantly improves the way brands (charitable or commercial) engage with their customers, supporters, staff, and in essence, all other internal and external stakeholders.

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Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Commanding... democratic... visionary... what type of leader are you?

Guest Bloggers | 22 June 2017

I signed up to the Future Leaders programme shortly after being promoted to Assistant Director of Fundraising at Livability, my first role leading a fundraising team of 20.

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The Commission on the Donor Experience

The Challenge of Changing Fundraising Culture

Guest Bloggers | 21 June 2017

Chris Washington-Sare, of Pentatonic Marketing, looks at the challenges for the sector ahead of the Commission on Donor Experience report launch on Wednesday 5th July.

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What might today's Queen's Speech mean for fundraising and the wider charity sector?

What might today's Queen's Speech mean for fundraising and the wider charity sector?

Stephanie Siddall | 21 June 2017

The Queen’s 64th speech at a State Opening of Parliament felt a little more sparse than usual, with the government’s approach to leaving the European Union taking centre place – eight of the 27 bills proposed relate to Brexit and its implications for key industries.

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Interview

Finding your first fundraising role

Guest Bloggers | 19 June 2017

Are you considering a career in Fundraising? Well, you should!

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Turn donors into champions of your cause

Turn donors into champions of your cause

Guest Bloggers | 16 June 2017

It was more like being a student again than I’d imagined: there were late nights, there was swearing, there were tears, there were emotional highs and lows throughout the whole year.

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You think it’s time to look for a new CRM – but where do you start?

You think it’s time to look for a new CRM – but where do you start?

Guest Bloggers | 15 June 2017

On average, a non-profit organisation will undergo the process of re-evaluating its CRM solution every 5 years, and start shopping around to see if there is a newer, better or more viable alternative.

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Finding Purpose in You and Your Fundraising

Finding Purpose in You and Your Fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 12 June 2017

When it comes down to it, why is the most important question you can ask.

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Parliament

The Election, the new Government and charity fundraising: 6 things

Mike Smith | 9 June 2017

Our Head of External Affairs, Mike Smith, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for charity fundraising following the General Election.

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  3. The Challenge of Changing Fundraising Culture
  4. What might today's Queen's Speech mean for fundraising and the wider charity sector?
  5. The most highly performing teams are those which are comfortable with change

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What is the biggest challenge facing fundraisers currently?

What is the biggest challenge facing fundraisers currently?

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External environment/media 14%
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Fundraising innovation/digital sphere 14%
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