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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.

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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.

Tips on developing relationships with your major donors

Tips on developing relationships with your major donors

Institute of Fundraising | 26 January 2016

How can you get the best out of your relationships with major donor fundraisers and donors who are considered ‘high value’? We explore some hints and tips from the sector experts…

Major Gifts Residential

Maximising major gifts - applying learning to achieve success

Guest Bloggers | 16 November 2015

Mark Ward, Head of Fundraising at The Trussell Trust, a charity which empowers local communities to combat poverty and exclusion, looks back at what he learned and the success gained from attending the Institute of Fundraising’s inaugural Major Donor Residential training course in 2014.

Cambridge telephone campaigns and major giving programmes: more similar than you think?

Cambridge telephone campaigns and major giving programmes: more similar than you think?

Guest Bloggers | 21 October 2015

Running an Oxbridge college’s annual telephone campaign is certainly one of the more unique ways to spend a fortnight.