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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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The role of media in society and the sector

The role of media in society and the sector

Adam Bryan | 16 October 2018

"Fake News!" Today the media can be blamed for many of our woes, whichever side of the political spectrum you sit.

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Future payments - the revolution is here

Future payments - the revolution is here

Adam Bryan | 15 October 2018

Digital technology has revolutionised consumer behaviour and will continue to do so, by changing how we interact with people, how we shop and how we donate. Disruption – a wor...

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Long-term commitment is good for us all

Long-term commitment is good for us all

Guest Bloggers | 10 October 2018

What 20 years of fundraising experience has taught us at Rapidata is that actually, while how you look after your clients has to be top priority, a wider commitment to the who...

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How four charities (and one cat) got behind Remember A Charity Week

How four charities (and one cat) got behind Remember A Charity Week

Rob Cope | 8 October 2018

We saw countless examples of charities using innovative and creative ways to engage their supporters with the concept of legacy giving during during Remember A Charity Week 2018. Learn how four of our member charities used different approaches to make the most it.

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Three digital skills every fundraiser should have

Three digital skills every fundraiser should have

CharityJob | 5 October 2018

We live in a constantly evolving digital landscape. Whether we’re at home or in the office, we’re connected through the internet and social media, smart phones and smart watches, tablets and digital assistants. But how many of us see our digital skills as key career assets?

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How can the budget support charity fundraising?

How can the budget support charity fundraising?

Felicity Spencer-Smith | 4 October 2018

As the political party conference season draws to an end, we look to an important event in the political calendar – the budget. We address three key areas that the Chancellor should focus on to make the budget work for fundraising.

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Code overhaul – what you need to know

Code overhaul – what you need to know

Sam Boyle | 28 September 2018

Last week, the Fundraising Regulator announced a 10-week consultation on a new draft of the Code of Fundraising Practice. It’s been referred to as ‘an overhaul of the code’ by some, but fret not – you aren’t about to be asked to conform to a dramatic new set of fundraising standards. Instead, the consultation focuses on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the code.

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Four steps to great legacy fundraising

Four steps to great legacy fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 27 September 2018

We are at a critical moment for charity legacy giving. As the once-in-a-lifetime intergenerational transfer of the baby boomer wealth begins to take place, we have a choice as to whether we are going to be good or great at legacy fundraising.

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You've got direct mail

You've got direct mail

Guest Bloggers | 25 September 2018

Trust and frequency of communication are increasingly important to manage in charity marketing, but did you know talking to your supporters via post could help? Royal Mail research shows that mail is welcomed by recipients and offers higher response rates than email.

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