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What's next for 2017: Direct marketing fundraising

Guest Bloggers | 21 December 2016

Stephen Pidgeon takes a look at the coming year and what he believes will be the key considerations for charities and communications...

Myths about email

True or false: Debunking Email Marketing Myths

Mark Mina | 9 May 2016

Having debunked direct mail myths, fast.MAP research shows many marketers make the same mistakes when it comes to email. Have you fallen into any of these traps in your email campaigns?

Direct Mail

True or False: Debunking Direct Mail Myths

Mark Mina | 11 April 2016

We all have preconceptions and beliefs which shape our daily decisions and actions. When it comes to marketing decisions, it is especially important to identify the origin of our information.

Consent marketers - be more anthropomorphic!

Consent marketers - be more anthropomorphic!

David Cole | 31 March 2016

Marketing conferences are full of wide-eyed marketing gurus proclaiming trust is the next big marketing thing. Without trust, they say, a brand cannot survive in the modern commercial world. With trust, they infer, everything is possible. Well I’ve got news for you; it takes more than trust.

The Good, the Bad and the Missed Consent

The Good, the Bad and the Missed Consent

David Cole | 18 November 2015

Marketers, before you retrain to be accountants, teachers or, heaven forbid, data compliance officers, I have something that might cheer you up.

Don’t use direct mail, it will save you loads of money – right?

Don’t use direct mail, it will save you loads of money – right?

Guest Bloggers | 22 September 2015

Fundraisers are always aware of the cost of their marketing approach and should be forever mindful of unnecessary spending. Cutting the cost of raising donations is a first consideration of many charities looking to do the best for the beneficiaries of their fundraising efforts.

Giving.Cards

How supporters could get something more out of their donations

Guest Bloggers | 21 September 2015

Charities are facing criticism like never before. Two main themes have come up in recent months – data security and a need for innovation.

Fundraising Convention 2016

How to raise donations from your fundraising campaigns by 104%

Guest Bloggers | 15 June 2015

“You can’t beat direct mail – you can try but you can’t!”

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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