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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.

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 fundraising holds for individual giving.

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.

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.

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.

How Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year

How Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year

Guest Bloggers | 6 November 2019

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity won Fundraising Charity of the Year at the National Fundraising Awards. As part of our Awards Showcase, Sarah Naismith, Director of the charity, explains how they received a 100% increase in fundraising income and went on to win the much coveted award.

‘The exclusion of disabled people from the workforce is an unnecessary waste’

‘The exclusion of disabled people from the workforce is an unnecessary waste’

Guest Bloggers | 5 November 2019

Manon Oliver, Trust and Foundation Fundraiser at Animals Asia, says that workplace obstacles for disabled people are many and varied, but that they need to have the courage to consider their biases and think about how necessary current work structures are.

Trustees’ Week 2019: Trustees are missing a trick when it comes to fundraisers

Trustees’ Week 2019: Trustees are missing a trick when it comes to fundraisers

Guest Bloggers | 4 November 2019

To mark Trustees’ Week 2019, Menai Owen-Jones, writes about why it’s time for trustees and senior leaders to shift the dial both about the value of fundraising, and fundraisers, in our sector.

‘Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding and a significant amount of hard work’

‘Completing the Certificate in Fundraising was hugely rewarding and a significant amount of hard work’

Guest Bloggers | 31 October 2019

Chris Rainford MInstF(Cert) will be graduating with the Certificate in Fundraising at the graduation ceremony in London next month. He explains what he got out of the qualification, and how it had many similarities with completing an undergraduate degree.

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

To act ethically, leaders must live and breathe moral values

Guest Bloggers | 30 October 2019

In the final instalment of our series of blogs for Ethics Week, Andrew Watt examines the role of fundraising leaders in driving values-based ethical behaviour.

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