A time of crisis isn’t the time to ask what alumni can do for you. It’s time to support and connect with your community. David Jenkins shares some innovative ideas designed to stimulate your thinking during difficult times. https://www.socius.ch/post/staying-engaged-during-covid-19Read More Staying Engaged During COVID-19
In this post, Adrian Salmon conveys how to analyse your regular giving programme to assess whether to continue during a time of crisis. https://www.grenzebachglier.com/2020/03/24/covid-19-and-annual-giving-7-keys-to-continuity/Read More COVID-19 and annual giving: 7 keys to continuity
If you’re a development manager or you’re hoping to be one someday, here’s a list of things that your staff wants from you. And if you can put this list into practice, your team will not only be successful and bring in positive results, they’ll also be happy in their work and stay with you […]Read More 8 Things Your Team Wants from You
A fundraising campaign can be an emotional rollercoaster, with the initial highs of launching your challenge and getting a flurry of donations often followed by lows as the money coming in slows. What can a fundraiser do to prepare for the ups and downs? Dr Beth Breeze, director of the University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy […]Read More Understanding the emotional journey of fundraising
Which staff member in a fundraising office has the potential to the biggest, long-term impact? The Major Gift Officer? Sure. They bring in big gifts. Chief Development Officer? Absolutely. They have the ultimate responsibility. Planned Giving,Annual Fund, Special Events – any of these? All revenue generators. Sure. But who has the potential to have the […]Read More Which Staff Member Has the Biggest Impact on Fundraising?
Upwards of 80% of the world’s workforce reports active disengagement in their work. Engagement means being prideful and enthusiastic about the job. And most organizations have compelling mission/purpose statements that have been carefully word-smithed. We’ve become really good at knowing our purpose as leaders and organizations. We plaster it on the office walls, put it […]Read More What Every Leader Should Know About Purpose
Just as we all say that homogenous trustee boards lead to homogenous senior leadership and we all agree that we must tackle the balance of gender, sexual identification, ethnicity, ability and age on the Board, then we must be careful not to take our foot off the pedal just because we found brilliant leaders who […]Read More My experience of being a woman in the charity sector
In 2018, Blackbaud ended their UK conference with a conversation between Liesl Elder, Chief Development Officer at the University of Oxford and Amanda Bringans, Director of Fundraising at the British Heart Foundation. Here, Blackbaud present highlights from their discussion as these two successful fundraising leaders from two sides of the sector, charity and Higher Education […]Read More In conversation with Liesl Elder and Amanda Bringans… The Highlights
Do you want better results from social media? If you’re not getting the results you want from social media, a little research and the right tool can help you refine your social media strategy. Competitor analysis lets you discover how your competitors use social media. You can see how your competitors position themselves on social […]Read More How to Perform a Detailed Analysis of Your Social Media Competitors
Do you want to grow planned giving? Do you have a shrinking annual fund? Is your fundraising campaign stalled? Graham Pelton explain how you can look at what your data is telling you. If you are willing to transform the way you fundraise, data-driven strategies will yield better decisions, improve performance, and accelerate your growth. […]Read More Your data tells a story: Are you listening?