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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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Fundraising for Impact: Insights from a trustee

Fundraising for Impact: Insights from a trustee

Guest Bloggers | 13 November 2019

As part of a series on Fundraising for Impact, following our research published alongside PWC earlier this year, Suzanne Featherstone reflects on the current state of fundraising and what the future might hold for trustees.

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Innovation: Is it growth or value led?

Innovation: Is it growth or value led?

Adam Bryan | 15 November 2019

What does ‘innovation’ really mean and what can the fundraising sector learn from inspiring innovators elsewhere? Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships & Innovation at the ...

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Fundraising for Impact: The future of individual giving

Fundraising for Impact: The future of individual giving

Guest Bloggers | 11 November 2019

In a series of blogs following the Fundraising for Impact report published earlier this year, Kathryn Holloway from Friends of the Earth reflects on what the future of fundrai...

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How to make more out of death

How to make more out of death

Guest Bloggers | 20 November 2019

Phil Zeidler, Co-Founder of DeadHappy, looks at why charities need to have more blunt conversations with their donors about legacies and death, and explains why charities should be talking about legacies with much younger donors.

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Innovation: How to build a workplace culture

Innovation: How to build a workplace culture

Guest Bloggers | 8 November 2019

Henry Rowling, co-founder of Flying Cars, looks at what makes a workplace culture and says that innovation starts with your people.

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Accepting and refusing donations: Getting the balance right

Accepting and refusing donations: Getting the balance right

Sam Boyle | 7 November 2019

Following a recent roundtable on accepting and refusing donations hosted by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Commission, Sam Boyle takes a look at some of the main discussion points.

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Looking at philanthropy from the other side: A lesson for Chief Executives?

Looking at philanthropy from the other side: A lesson for Chief Executives?

Guest Bloggers | 7 November 2019

Mark Goldring, who has had twenty years’ experience as a CEO of a range of charities, explains that his recent experience of working for philanthropists has made him realise that charity leaders could be playing an even bigger role in bringing in new donors – some that they often don’t even get to have a dialogue with. He explains what role they could play.

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Memory failure: Why do donors not remember what we tell them?

Memory failure: Why do donors not remember what we tell them?

Guest Bloggers | 7 November 2019

With an increasing number of people hitting retirement age, Richard Radcliffe takes a look at how to get older generations engaged in giving and how not to miss out on this generous group of donors.

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Safeguarding, Ethics Month, Probate Fee Hike and other fundraising news

Safeguarding, Ethics Month, Probate Fee Hike and other fundraising news

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 7 November 2019

Felicity Spencer-Smith, Senior External Affairs Officer, gives the low-down on the latest news updates in the fundraising world, including a December election, Ethics Awareness Month and the latest resources on safeguarding.

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