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‘Tis a Gift to be…Regular

‘Tis a Gift to be…Regular

Guest Bloggers | 10 January 2017

Ah, regular giving – the holy grail of fundraising. Here at Pebblebeach Fundraising, we’ve been working with lots of charities to promote the value of regular giving to their supporters over the years.

Scottish Fundraising Conference 2017

Making the leap from delegate to conference speaker

Guest Bloggers | 6 January 2017

I am a Scottish Fundraising Conference superfan. There you go, I admit it. As long as I’ve been a fundraiser the conference has always been a date in my diary to look forward to. A couple of days away from my desk with a chance to refocus, gain new ideas and reaffirm that what I’ve been doing is on the right track.

Data from a tablet

What’s next for 2017: Data based fundraising?

Guest Bloggers | 21 December 2016

With the changed fundraising environment, many charities priorities and focus have shifted toward managing donor data. Howard Lake explores...

Television

What's next for 2017: Direct marketing fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 21 December 2016

Stephen Pidgeon takes a look at the coming year and what he believes will be the key considerations for charities and communications...

Two people talking over tea

What’s in a name?

Guest Bloggers | 14 December 2016

What do you call the people you work with?

Giving, an act of Faith

Giving, an act of Faith

Guest Bloggers | 9 December 2016

Faith groups are large bodies of people from different backgrounds that share common principles. One of them being the act of charity, a concept woven into the fabric of all the major religions.

What can trustee boards do to navigate the current fundraising landscape?

What can trustee boards do to navigate the current fundraising landscape?

Guest Bloggers | 1 December 2016

As a starting point, some context about trustees and the recent fundraising issues may be useful. Put simply, governance of charities is now under the spotlight. A series of failures by a handful of charities has given the sector a fairly bad reputation.

Why Do Donors Give? Eight Ways to Communicate the Right Messages to Your Donors

Why Do Donors Give? Eight Ways to Communicate the Right Messages to Your Donors

Guest Bloggers | 16 November 2016

As the end of the year approaches and the giving season ramps up, donors find themselves giving more to their favourite charities.

peer to peer networking

Are you maximising the potential of peer-to-peer donors?

Guest Bloggers | 14 November 2016

John Bird, managing director at Blackbaud Europe, explores how technology is innovating the Peer-to-Peer supporter journey.

Trustees and Fundraising handbook

Far from one size fits all: Governance of fundraising in large and small charities

Guest Bloggers | 25 October 2016

I am proud to serve as a Trustee in two organisations – Oxfam GB, one the UK's largest and best known charities, and Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), a significantly smaller charity with a very specific focus.

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