If there’s one thing that came across when listening to the Meet the Fundraiser panel session at this year’s IoF Face-to-Face Conference, it’s that face-to-face fundraisers love a good conversation.
GDPR will make gaining and maintaining the right to contact supporters more challenging than ever. This means that face-to-face fundraising should not only be used to drive donations, but also as a valuable method of getting consent from new supporters.
It’s time to step back and look at face-to-face afresh, to widen the lens and review each channel within a broader fundraising context.
a.k.a. are all supporters the same or not? Hard to tell looking at sector ‘best practice’…
Peter Hills-Jones, IoF Director of Compliance, reflects on challenges to face-to-face fundraising and how the sector is maintaining standards through increasing pressure.
“Excuse me, do you have a minute?”
“No, I don’t, I am too busy to be bothered by you chuggers right now!”
Sarah Carter, Director of Wisdom Fish, talks about the importance of developing an organisational culture that supports, nourishes and engages the people in it.
We have recruited for the face to face fundraising market since our inception in 2004 and over that period have had upwards of 12,000 candidates come through the business working for face to face, door and private site fundraising roles.
One of the most enduring stereotypes we see in the charity sector is that street fundraising is not a ‘real’ job but the go-to profession for failed actors or students who don’t care about the charities they work for.