Wealth and COVID-19

On 15th June 2020, I took part in the first PyroTalks NanoConference and presented ResourceRush – a six minute run through resources to help you through the current pandemic. Here is part 3 of the key resources shared. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on wealth across the world. The Wealth Report by […]

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How to get your charity’s funding application to the top of the pile

Philanthropists’ programme officers browse countless proposals from charities. Rachel Stephenson Sheff is a fundraising and philanthropy adviser at IG Advisors, where she represents the foundations of two philanthropists. She started her career as a fundraiser but going through applications to help clients decide where to put their money is a whole new ball game. So […]

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Three things I look for in pitches

Richard Branson needs no introduction and there is no doubt that he has heard thousands of pitches. What can fundraisers learn from Richard when it comes to us pitching to wealthy individuals? Richard states: “Throughout my career, I have heard thousands of pitches: formal business sit-downs, opportunist moments in elevators, and some very inventive incidents […]

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