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What does fundraising ethically even mean?

What does fundraising ethically even mean?

by Ruby Bayley-Pratt The recent Game of Thrones petition to have a disappointing ending re-written by “competent writers” is a beautiful, if frivolous, example of how our relationship with the… Read more

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It’s time to re-connect

It’s time to re-connect

by Emily Petty Humans have a basic need to connect – to be loved. Maslow’s hierarchy of need places love and belonging as the third human need after basic physiological… Read more

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So…they hired another white man.

So…they hired another white man.

Karl Wilding has been appointed as the new CEO of NCVO. The sector’s largest infrastructure body has chosen another white man as its leader.

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Goals Gone Wild – Women Strategically Helping Women Succeed

Goals Gone Wild – Women Strategically Helping Women Succeed

You’re strategic about your fundraising. You’re committed to your cause. But are you deeply invested in your career advancement? If you answered yes, we applaud your dedication. But if the… Read more

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An anonymous letter from a charity CEO to the Board…

An anonymous letter from a charity CEO to the Board…

Foreword written by Mandy Johnson I was recently contacted by the CEO of a small charity. Like so many other small charities, her organisation has been struggling financially – they… Read more

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My sister, my anxiety

My sister, my anxiety

On Monday 13th May, Day 1 of Mental Health Awareness Week, my friend Deb Broddle and I launched Nisa’s week-long programme of activities to mark the week and to fundraise for the local Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient unit being built in Hull to support families in the wider Hull area.

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My thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

My thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

I have lived experience of some of the protected characteristics other than race. I know that diversity is not all about race and that true inclusion is, and should be, much wider than that conversation. But having laid all that out I still can’t help but wonder about the message being sent that what we need to drive the diversity agenda is another white male.

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Charity leadership in the age of populism

Charity leadership in the age of populism

Whether we work in human rights, poverty alleviation, climate change, refugee support, humanitarian relief, we all know that it’s those people already living precarious existences or already facing discrimination who will suffer most from the policies implemented by the Trumps and Bolsanaros of this world.

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Three challenges every charity faces

Three challenges every charity faces

Big ones. Small ones. Local ones. International ones. Health, community, aid & arts ones. Ones with loads of Boards, and ones with no paid staff. In all my experiences of working with charities of all shapes & sizes – from MSF to SSF – there are three challenges I’ve come across that each of them faces in one way or another…

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9 top tips on making Facebook ads work for fundraising

9 top tips on making Facebook ads work for fundraising

I started using Facebook advertising nearly three years ago and we now recruit over 10,000 new regular giving donors a year at a positive ROI, plus many more event participants, legacy pledgers and other supporters. So here’s some top tips that apply whatever your budget or cause.

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