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Being the Best: Top Tips for Community Fundraisers

Being the Best: Top Tips for Community Fundraisers

Gary Kernahan | 18 May 2015

I recently stood in front of an audience full of Community Fundraisers and proudly declared, 'My name is Gary and I’m proud to be a Community Fundraiser'.

Event Management: The Holy Trinity

Event Management: The Holy Trinity

Guest Bloggers | 15 May 2015

What is a perfect event? A party that runs to time? Great speeches? Star guests? And of course having your guests show you the money. Why else do event managers spend months tapping contacts to secure the best auction items and put on a stone in weight at countless tastings (okay, that's my fault as I have a broad interpretation of the word "tasting")?

It’s all about relationships

It’s all about relationships

Guest Bloggers | 27 January 2015

Recently I was asked what I thought were the makings of a good fundraiser. It wasn’t a hard one to answer. I think most fundraisers would say it’s about the ability to build relationships. So why is it that the bigger and more successful (in terms of income) an organisation grows, the harder they can find it to maintain those very relationships that helped to support their journey of growth?

Connect with your volunteers and supporters everywhere

Connect with your volunteers and supporters everywhere

Gary Kernahan | 22 January 2015

Ahead of the Community and Volunteer fundraising conference on 9 February, Gary Kernahan, Head of Volunteer Fundraising at Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, takes a look at the state of community fundraising in a Q&A blog.

Proud to be a fundraiser. More than ever

Proud to be a fundraiser. More than ever

Liz Tait | 7 May 2014

Recently I've been thinking a lot about the wonderful profession in which I've been lucky to work for most of my career. And just last week, I found myself reflecting to the IoF’s CEO Peter Lewis about what being a member of the fundraising community means to me.

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