If fundraisers were to design the ideal funding system from scratch, what would it look like? Harriet Stranks, Director of Grants at Lloyds Bank Foundation, asks what is wrong with funders, and looks at why this is not a simple problem with a simple solution.
When only 1 in 7 funding proposals can progress to the next round, how do you decide which 6 to bin? David Burgess, Director of Apollo Fundraising, offers five observations he has made that can stop your funding proposal from ending up in the ‘no’ pile, ahead of his session at the Trusts Fundraising Conference later this month.
Emily Dyson-Hawkes, Head of Communications at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, takes a look at principles for funders to adopt that help to ease the burden of grant reporting.
Andy Watts, Head of Trusts at Sue Ryder, explains how by changing how they interact with trusts and foundations, they were able to increase trust income by 349% in the space of a year.