Latest News:

Forcing or forging a relationship?

In an important new series for SOFII, Charlie Hulme the managing director of DonorVoice UK spells out the crucial necessity of really understanding what your donors want from their relationship with you and your cause.

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I Want To Talk At That I Wish I’d Thought Of That or IWTTAT IWITOT!

This year’s planning for ‘I Wish I’d Thought Of That’ event is in full-on mode. More inspirational speakers and more great fundraising ideas to learn from. Look out for ticket details soon. An once more we’re giving both a megaphone and a helping hand to the next generation of fundraisers.

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It could be you!

We’re looking for fresh new voices with something to say about fundraising. Enter this international audition and win the opportunity to share a platform with some of the most inspirational speakers in fundraising at the IFC.

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Latest Case Studies:

Bitcoin for fundraisers

Is Bitcoin the next ‘BIG THING’ for fundraisers? Could it work wonders for your organisation?

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Children’s Medical Research Institute: the video that broke the Internet’s heart

Click here to see the video from Australia’s Children’s Medical Research Institute that ‘broke the Internet’s heart’.

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Humber River Hospital Foundation’s direct mail appeal featuring Humbert

It’s amazing how many capital campaigns bewilder donors with architect’s drawings, graphs and complicated giving levels. Not so those brave people at Humber River Hospital Foundation, they turned their backs on stuffy institutional instincts and introduced Humbert – their storyteller supreme. Meet him here and see the fabulous appeals that achieved 33 per cent growth in giving in less than a year. Go on – take a risk!

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Latest Articles:

The seven deadly sins of fundraising appeals and how to avoid them

Rachel Beer shares some top tips and advice on what she’s learnt about individual giving.

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Major gifts: fundraising from the frontlines

In this article Rebecca Davies tells us how golfing has helped to improve her major gift fundraising.

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The next big thing in fundraising is closer than you think

If you’re wondering what the next big thing in fundraising then here are some thought-provoking words from Alison McCants.

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Forcing or forging a relationship? Part 5: what’s your real message? Or, how to be relevant

Do you really know your donors? Do you know why they give you money? Does it matter? Yes, says Charlie Hulme. If we want to keep our donors so expensively recruited we have to make sure our messages are relevant to what they want. We can’t do that if we don’t know what that is.

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Why I support 12 different charities

How can you learn and improve if your training budget is titchy? Get out and donate says Laura Croudace, who wants a steady stream of fundraising pouring through her letterbox because she learns so much from it. And all those donations are still cheaper than most seminars and workshops.

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Create a menu of choices for board members

More tips from Simone Joyaux on not only how to get your board involved in your fundraising, but to get them to love it.

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