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
In a matter of weeks COVID-19 has transformed the way we live and work. But how should Development Offices be responding? In our third article, Simon Lerwill offers ten quick suggestions on what to do next. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-ten-development-office-do-list-during-lockdown-simon-lerwillRead More Top ten development office to do list during lockdown
In this second article on leadership in a crisis, Karen Cairney and Colin McCallum discuss the importance of focusing on external relationships. They discuss if now is too late to start and whether you are ready to launch into an emergency campaign. https://www.cairneyandcompany.com/blog/2020/3/30/leadership-and-advancement-in-the-current-crisis-i-wish-we-had-started-earlierRead More Leadership and Advancement in the Current Crisis – I wish we had started earlier!
Here is the first in a series of useful articles to tackle fundraising during a crisis. This article is written by Shaun Horan, who delves into how you can be resilient during times of change and make the best decisions possible with the limited information available. Shaun identifies three key qualities needed.https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-next-right-thing-leading-during-coronavirus-shaun-horanRead More Do the next right thing: Leading during Coronavirus
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
Are you ever asked why you are fundraising? Some of the responses I’ve come across include “surely the problem will sort itself out”, “someone else should be paying for it” or “you must have enough money already”? When you come across experiences like these shared by Emily Beater and Aswathy Mohanaprakas and you know that […]Read More Pregnant at Oxford University: Juggling motherhood with studying