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How to increase trustee participation in philanthropy

How to increase trustee participation in philanthropy

Guest Bloggers | 16 March 2017

The recent ICO rulings and impending introduction of the Fundraising Preference Service will change the nature of individual giving to the extent that many organisations will feel pressure to increase income from other sources, including philanthropy, to ensure they are able to deliver the same quality and quantity of programmes and services.

Four Fundraising predictions for 2017

Four Fundraising predictions for 2017

John Baguley | 5 January 2017

As fundraisers embark on a new year of raising money for their respective charities, International Fundraising Consultancy CEO and winner of the IoF Lifetime Contribution Award, John Baguley, gazes into his crystal ball and predicts the top trends for the fundraising sector in 2017...

Why Do Donors Give? Eight Ways to Communicate the Right Messages to Your Donors

Why Do Donors Give? Eight Ways to Communicate the Right Messages to Your Donors

Guest Bloggers | 16 November 2016

As the end of the year approaches and the giving season ramps up, donors find themselves giving more to their favourite charities.

Key to influence

The First Key To Fundraising Influence

Rob Woods | 9 August 2016

If we are to help donors and supporters decide to give generously, we must help them feel some certainty that this would achieve something they care about.

Meeting your Match: the Practical Philosophy of Major Gifts

Meeting your Match: the Practical Philosophy of Major Gifts

Margaret Clift McNulty | 30 June 2016

When people ask me what it’s like being a Major Gifts fundraiser I describe it as match-making. It's about finding the people who care about the same things your organisation cares about – and giving them the chance to make a difference.

Mary Smith and children in Ghana

A leap into the unknown - fundraising abroad

Guest Bloggers | 31 May 2016

Fundraisers are passionate by nature. We have to be. We know that our ability to convince, and clearly present a coherent vision helps our organisations’ survive in an increasingly competitive industry. The money we raise funds projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.

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The appeal of capital appeals

Charlotte Bray | 12 May 2016

I have a love/hate relationship with change. In my non-work life I am very much a creature of habit. There are certain things I love doing, watching or reading. Given the choice I could potentially live on the same 5 ingredients (mainly cheese related) each week. How funny, then, that I should end up as a capital appeal specialist.

Richer Lives: why rich people give

Richer Lives: why rich people give

Guest Bloggers | 25 February 2014

The sell-out status of the Institute of Fundraising’s residential event on major donor fundraising in February confirms yet again that there is a huge appetite for more knowledge about the richest givers, who have the capacity to transform charitable organizations that can capture their attention.