Meeting a potential supporter – whether it’s an individual, company or trust – can be a daunting experience. Here are ten things you can do to feel more confident when meeting your prospects.
Membership and Friends schemes are a staple of the arts fundraising world. But just because something is popular doesn’t meant that it is right. In fact, many schemes are completely inappropriate. So, how do you know if a Friends scheme is right for your organisation?
Being called a rogue or a cowboy is often used as an insult. In this light-hearted blog, David looks at whether fundraisers can learn anything from some of history’s famous rogues and cowboys.
If you are developing a new strategy or business plan, changing your mindset can help you see new routes to success and help you avoid failure. This blog looks at how imagining the project’s conclusion can help.
This blog explores the fleeting nature of motivation and what it means for us as fundraisers.
A “humorous” look at what fundraisers can learn from 5 pieces of music, based on Howard Lake’s ‘Tip of the Pops’ session at the Institute of Fundraising’s 2016 National Convention
Following the death of Boxing’s “greatest”, David looks at how fundraisers can draw inspiration from Muhammad Ali’s many memorable quotes.
Behavioural economics is changing our understanding of how donors make decisions. This blog looks at how you can use learnings from the field of behavioural economics to increase donations through your website.
This is a light-hearted look at the lessons fundraisers can learn from the popular film franchise, without mentioning “the force”!
In October 2015 David guest-hosted an online discussion on legacies for #MuseumHour. This blog is a write-up of the discussion, sharing thoughts and examples from across the museum sector.