On 26 January 2021, the Dutch government unanimously approved two amendments to the proposed Telecommunications Act, softening the rules for charities in contrast with legislation for businesses. The former proposal for the Dutch Telecommunications Act restricted organisations from contacting individuals who have not opted in for marketing calls unless they have a financial relationship as customers or, in the […]Read More Landmark ruling eases telemarketing laws for Dutch charities
It has been five and a half years since the tragic death of Olive Cooke. Most fundraisers will remember the media furore that erupted in the months immediately following her death, when it was revealed she had been receiving close on 3000 mailings from charities in the course of a typical year. Family and friends […]Read More Olive Cooke: Five Years On – How far have we come?
Getting personal with your donors is essential to your success as a nonprofit marketer and the tools to personalize digital communications are more available than ever. You can provide a deep and meaningful experience to your site visitors, email recipients and most importantly, donors by thinking through the process of engagement and using the tools […]Read More 10 Tips to Help You Get Personal with Donors
Writing fundraising email copy requires a lot of thought. It’s no surprise that people find it difficult to write until they’ve done it for some time. So, how can you motivate a stranger to make donations for your cause in just an email? And how do you make your email stand apart from the many, […]Read More 10 Tips for Writing Awesome Fundraising Email
The Global NGO Technology Report is a biennial research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use technology. Sponsored by Funraise and produced by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report examines how NGOs use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and productivity software. […]Read More 2019 Global NGO Technology Report
Walking past a beggar can be a deeply uncomfortable experience. Clocking the beggar from afar, most of us immediately start to play arguments in our minds: to give or not to give? As we reach the beggar, we steel ourselves for the ask – ‘spare any change guv?’ – and we are forced to confront […]Read More From beggars to buskers: what can modern charities learn from street artists?
Like many of us, Kurstin Finch Gnehm, Deputy Director of Philanthropy at the Royal Academy of Music had an unplanned, crash course in virtual events earlier this year. With four cultivation ‘Coffees with the Principal’ and a Scholars’ Recital in the books and her team still emotionally intact, Kurstin shares some of her lessons learned. […]Read More Have an exit strategy (and other unexpected lessons learned)
As one of the founders of modern fundraising, Redmond Mullin left us a huge amount of his knowledge in his books. Redmond’s Ladder of Effectiveness is a simple approach to segmentation where the methods most likely to work for a given set of segments are applied in an order where they reinforce each other. What […]Read More The Ladder of Fundraising Effectiveness
“The Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual study looking into how public trust has changed across the world, found that confidence in the government, nonprofits, the media, and business has collapsed.” All it takes is a single bar chart showing trust going down and our brains move into hyper-speed to support this emerging story. Scandals, abuse of […]Read More Myth Busting: Trust in Charities is NOT Declining
Lots of charities are working hard on delivering more digital events for supporters and customers at the moment (without a blockbuster budget). In this post, Richard Parfitt, Membership Officer at the Bodleian libraries, University of Oxford shares some tips for speakers and organisers based on his experiencs so far. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-tips-digital-events-richard-parfittRead More Five Tips for Digital Events