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How often have you heard that fundraising is a people to people business? It’s about relationships, communicating, and emotive compelling storytelling, nurturing and working i...Read this blog
It’s a boom time for UK philanthropy, driven by new and repeat million pound donors. What a time to be a major donor fundraiser! But it isn’t always easy when you’re dealing with some of the world’s richest and most influential people. They have expectations and we need to make sure we deliver them. We need to know who to approach and how to approach them so that we can keep up with one of the fastest growing elements of fundraising activity.Read this blog
When the consultation was announced on the government's new civil society strategy, there were some sceptical voices heard, especially when it had been specifically stated there was no new money attached.Read this blog
‘An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest’, so said the great American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin. Had the IoF existed in Franklin’s 18th century, he could easily have been talking about Fundraising Convention.Read this blog
No two partnerships are the same, nor should they be, and for me this is one of the best things about working in corporate partnerships. There are however some key strategies which are clearly evident in the most successful partnerships out there and which delegates will have the chance to discuss and find out more about at this year’s Fundraising Convention.
We use a lot of jargon words in fundraising. We aren’t unique. We share this joy with every other sector. Our own private language that allows us to talk in code, sort of convinced we fully understand each other. It is both a blessing in communication efficiency and a wall between us and authenticity.Read this blog
In the 10 years I have been attending the IoF Fundraisng Convention, it has given me a better understanding of fundraising across every stream and type. I have always left feeling energised, excited and inspired and full of new ideas and concepts that I have learnt.Read this blog