Poverty, disease, hunger, climate change, war, existential risks, and inequality: The world faces many great and terrifying problems. It is these large problems that our work at Our World in Data focuses on. Thanks to the work of thousands of researchers around the world who dedicate their lives to it, we often have a good […]Read More Our World in Data
When people give to you for the first time, often they know very little about you. Perhaps they found you through a link on social media. Or organic search. Or through a friend who emailed them a link to your appeal. They were inspired to give, once, based on whatever they saw or read. What […]Read More 4 Ways to Consciously Keep Donors Connected
How do we decide whether it’s right to ask for donations right now? Maybe we look to the past…The impact of the economic crash has been cited as evidence that we should keep on asking. But Covid is different. Never have so many people been affected to such an extent, so quickly, across all sectors […]Read More Ask gently
Often derided as being of little tangible value, with the very term ‘soft skill’ being viewed as laughable, empathy is not always considered vital to business activity. But in reality, empathy packs a punch that few might expect, and can actually help to strengthen a business. Compassion and understanding can help put employees at ease; […]Read More Love in the time of COVID-19: How empathy can strengthen a business
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
There is little doubt that philanthropy supports student success. Just don’t ask how many students receive meaningful supports thanks to donors, or how donations correlate to increases in student retention. The way universities usually silo their data, those questions are nearly impossible to answer. We ought to have answers. Reporting income raised is not the […]Read More How do we know philanthropy helps students succeed?
If Our Donors Aren’t Listening, Are We Really Communicating? With the relative ease and low-cost of online communication, many nonprofits have more messages directed at prospects and donors than ever before. But it is generally estimated that donors and prospects see more than 5,000 marketing messages a day: “Buy this soft drink. These are the […]Read More The fundraising paradox