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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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'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

'We need to create a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging'

Guest Bloggers | 21 February 2019

Sam Butler, Director of Fundraising at Tibet Relief Fund, explains why he is involved with the #ChangeCollective and what he would like to see the movement achieve.

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Kenneth Foreman

#Thanksabillion: How the London Marathon has bucked the trend and kept on growing

Guest Bloggers | 20 February 2019

As the London Marathon announces it will pass the £1 billion mark of money donated to charities this year, Kenneth Foreman, Head of Charities at London Marathon Events Ltd, lo...

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'Empowering community fundraising volunteers maximises their potential to do more'

'Empowering community fundraising volunteers maximises their potential to do more'

Guest Bloggers | 18 February 2019

Ahead of her session at the IoF Volunteer and Community Fundraising Conference, Charlotte Fielder, Head of Volunteering at Battersea, talks about the successful stewardship of...

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‘I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job’

‘I was told that as a disabled person I was just lucky to have a job’

Guest Bloggers | 15 February 2019

Jonathan Levy explains why he thinks the fundraising sector needs the #ChangeCollective and why the movement matters so much to him.

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Why the power of a conversation can’t be underestimated

Guest Bloggers | 13 February 2019

Today we have published our guide on the effective use of telephone fundraising. Cristy Cunnick, Alex Weeks-Smyth and David Walwin from Ethicall, which supported the publication of A Good Call: Using the Telephone for Successful Fundraising, explain why telephone fundraising is still a valuable channel.

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‘It is a fight against what has been neglected for too long in a sector I love’

‘It is a fight against what has been neglected for too long in a sector I love’

Guest Bloggers | 7 February 2019

Johnathan Ukueku explains why he got involved with the #ChangeCollective and what the movement means to him.

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#ReclaimSocial: How RNLI uses social media as a force for good

#ReclaimSocial: How RNLI uses social media as a force for good

Guest Bloggers | 6 February 2019

RNLI is involved with numerous partnerships, but it is the charity’s drowning prevention initiatives which have been making a splash online. RNLI’s Social Media Manager Rich Ward explains why social media is at the heart of its supporter comms, and why #ReclaimSocial is more than just a one day job.

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Why it is time fundraisers embraced lifestyle giving

Why it is time fundraisers embraced lifestyle giving

Guest Bloggers | 5 February 2019

Bianca Mitchell, Partnerships Director at Savoo, explains what lifestyle giving is and why 2019 presents new opportunities for the fundraising channel.

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Nick Burne

3 ways to boost your Facebook fundraising in 2019

Guest Bloggers | 4 February 2019

Nick Burne spoke at the Scottish Fundraising Conference 2018 on Facebook fundraising as a strategic activity. Here he shares his tips for three ways smaller charities can boost their Facebook fundraising this year.

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