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Values

Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2017

Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, talks about the importance of developing an organisational culture that supports, nourishes and engages the people in it.

Fun run to raise money for good causes

JustGiving: there’s a need to invest in innovation to support good causes

Guest Bloggers | 7 February 2017

There is a new story in the press this morning criticising one of the most important companies supporting the sector, JustGiving. JustGiving are ‘accused’ of taking £20m from donations while paying their staff up to £200,000.

Donate

No charity branding equals fewer contact permissions

Guest Bloggers | 30 January 2017

Trust influences donors willingness to give their contact permission. That statement almost seems obvious and self-explanatory. The real question is by how much does trust influence the donor's willingness to give a contact permission? The answer is “a lot!” The result should make any fundraiser reconsider some of the ways fundraising has been done online the last 20 years.

Pebblebeach Brighton

‘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.

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