When only 1 in 7 funding proposals can progress to the next round, how do you decide which 6 to bin? I share some observations from my time reviewing proposals. How do your proposals compare?
A recent review of over 350 fundraising job descriptions in the UK found that more than one in three mention having a degree in the person specification. In nearly a quarter of jobs it was listed as an essential requirement. But why is a degree qualification so desirable when it comes to recruiting fundraisers? And what if this requirement was doing more harm than good?
As I’m sure you know by now, there is a fundraising lesson hidden in every film ever produced. As part of my ongoing quest to shine a light on the lessons hiding in plain sight I’ve turned my attention to some of the best Christmas films. (Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas film…).
As we increasingly move towards being a cashless society, many organisations are thinking about what this means for them. The technology to take contactless payments has got cheaper in recent years and a growing number of products have become available for charities looking to take donations this way. In this free resource we will look at eight questions you need to consider when trying to find the right provider for you. We will also look in more detail at six of the products currently on the market in the UK.
When it comes to taking donations online, charities have an ever-increasing choice of platforms and service providers. In this free resource we set out some of the questions you should consider when deciding which online donation platform is right for you, and review ten platforms currently on the market.
It wasn’t long after news of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire spread that people starting talking about how we might rebuild it. However, work to repair the damage caused by the fire might have already started. In fact, it might have started over 160 years before the fire occurred. How was this possible, and what does it mean for fundraisers?
It’s a horrible thought but, if a terrible disaster struck your organisation, would you know how to respond? This blog sets out some of the things you can think about and plan for in advance, saving you valuable time should the unthinkable ever happen.
We’ve run our popular Trusts Peer Review session at a number of conferences. Here are some lessons from the 2018 Arts Trust Fundraisers conference.
When someone gives money to your cause – whether it is £1 or £1million – they are taking the exhilarating, terrifying leap of saying “I love you”. Your Thank You is your way of saying “I love you” back. No pressure, but how you respond has a huge bearing on whether your relationship with this supporter is going to flourish and bloom or wither and die. This blog shows you how to make the most of this opportunity by making your Thank Yous SUPER!
What can a loud screech at the end of an orchestral recording teach us about thanking supporters? Could it explain why so many supporters complain that they haven’t been thanked, when every fundraiser insists they always thank for every gift? This blog looks at what makes experiences memorable, with some thoughts on how this can be applied to the way we thank people for their donations.