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Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

Why direct mail lies at the very heart of great fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 20 May 2020

As Royal Mail MarketReach and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising today launch their guide to direct mail fundraising, Mark Phillips from Bluefrog Fundraising looks at why direct mail is the one approach he trusts over the long-term, and how its strength as a fundraising channel is clear now more than ever.

What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

What the current environment shows us about donor motivations

Guest Bloggers | 15 May 2020

Gill Jolly, from the IoF Health Special Interest Group, says that there are lessons to be learnt from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts and from the support for key workers during the Thursday night clap, and that when we think about fundraising messages, we should reflect on who our beneficiaries are.

Coronavirus and legacies: Inspiring heartfelt goodbyes with in-memory fundraising

Coronavirus and legacies: Inspiring heartfelt goodbyes with in-memory fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 13 May 2020

Kate Jenkinson from Legacy Foresight looks at how this climate is particularly challenging for in-memory fundraising but outlines some measures that can help. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

Coronavirus and legacies: When legacy donor stewardship goes digital

Coronavirus and legacies: When legacy donor stewardship goes digital

Guest Bloggers | 4 May 2020

Dr Claire Routley looks at how to make legacy stewardship work in a digital world. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

Coronavirus and legacies: Why now is the time for stewardship

Coronavirus and legacies: Why now is the time for stewardship

Guest Bloggers | 28 April 2020

Michael Clark, Head of Fundraising at St Nicholas Hospice Care, says that this pandemic has shown us that stewardship within fundraising is more important than ever before. This blog forms part of a series curated by Remember A Charity, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s long-term campaign to grow legacy giving.

'The response of the charity sector to the coronavirus crisis has been heroic'

'The response of the charity sector to the coronavirus crisis has been heroic'

Guest Bloggers | 28 April 2020

Ian Bruce, Chief Executive of the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, says that the impact of the coranavirus crisis on those who were already disadvantaged is huge, but that the charity sector is responding heroically.

Why Us Fundraisers Need to Look for Rainbows

Why Us Fundraisers Need to Look for Rainbows

Guest Bloggers | 28 April 2020

Jenna Wills BSc MinstF says fundraisers can learn a lot from Captain Tom's fundraising efforts, namely that we can raise the funds that will make the world a better place.

Coronavirus pandemic: In times of crisis, community partnerships are ever-more crucial

Coronavirus pandemic: In times of crisis, community partnerships are ever-more crucial

Guest Bloggers | 21 April 2020

Zia Salik, Interim Head of Fundraising at Islamic Relief, explains that during a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, fundraising teams have to adapt rapidly and effectively to new ways of working, and why community partnerships have become an even more important fundraising stream.

Payroll Givers are the unsung heroes of charitable giving

Payroll Givers are the unsung heroes of charitable giving

Guest Bloggers | 21 April 2020

Marcia Hibberd from Marie Curie says that Payroll Givers have done so much for the people of the UK and many other countries with little recognition, making them the unsung heroes of charitable giving.

Why charities should get involved with the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week

Why charities should get involved with the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week

Guest Bloggers | 20 April 2020

As this week marks the first ever Lesbian Visibility Week taking place from 20 to 26 April, former Fundraising Director Polly Shute looks at the importance of Lesbian visibility, and explains why community is so much more important at time of crisis.

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