Nicola Sinclair attended the Individual Giving Conference and reported back on the messages and advice that she picked up.
All too often, automation comes at the cost of authenticity. I believe this doesn't have to be the case. Learnt through working with our charity partners in implementing well over 30 different stewardship journeys for community fundraisers, we have gathered our best tips for merging authenticity and automation.
Recent years have seen a raft of new contactless and digital payment technology evolve to become fast, easy and convenient to suit today’s increasingly time-poor consumer. Adoption continues to rise and it’s clear that people are seeking out payment methods that work with their busy lives and variable finances, and this is just as true for charity supporters.
If we look at the most commonly used phrases in our sector at the moment, I’d hazard a guess that ‘donor experience’ must come a very close second to ‘GDPR’. We’ve had the Commission on the Donor Experience, we’ve got a new IoF Donor Experience Special Interest Group setting up the Donor Experience Project, we have donor experience teams and ‘donor experience’ is appearing in more and more job descriptions.
It’s a tough time for fundraising. A crowded sector with increased regulation, a skills shortage, cuts to traditional funding streams and countless good causes fighting for donations. These challenges come against the backdrop of economic and technological change.
Experts at the IoF Individual Giving Conference have shared their formulas for campaigns that have dramatically increased donations.
The Production Hub was once again a proud sponsor of the IoF National Fundraising Awards. The event took place on Monday 3rd July, with the aim to shine a spotlight on best practice and fundraising excellence across the sector.
Ah, regular giving – the holy grail of fundraising. Here at Pebblebeach Fundraising, we’ve been working with lots of charities to promote the value of regular giving to their supporters over the years.
As the end of the year approaches and the giving season ramps up, donors find themselves giving more to their favourite charities.
Over the past few years I've worked with hundreds of groups and individuals, I’ve helped them to build their confidence, to seek out the right fit in terms of sources of funding, to turn doubts into concepts, ideas into projects, and projects into sustainable services.