Is it okay to have fun at work…or is “fun” a dirty word?

Is it okay to have fun at work…or is “fun” a dirty word?

by Katie Duckworth So, politics has gone mad. Injustices are multiplying. Poverty is on the rise and the funds to fight it are tighter than ever. And to cap it… Read more

0
Has fundraising become too “professional”?

Has fundraising become too “professional”?

I’m worried that we have lost authenticity at the core of what we do and who we are. We must then ask the question:

“In our quest to become more professional we are becoming less human?”

1
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

1
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

0
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.

1
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…

1
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.

0
Case study: How I turned £10k into £110k and what you can learn from it

Case study: How I turned £10k into £110k and what you can learn from it

One of my proudest moments as a fundraiser is a partnership I account managed with a large house-building company. They had made a £10,000 donation and chosen my charity as one of six partners. 18-months later they had raised nearly £200,000 and made a £113,000 donation towards a strategic partnership.

2