Marie Burnett

A true story about perception, taste and priorities

Joshua Bell

by Marie Burnett

This isn’t actually my story, I received it in one of those emails that periodically do the rounds. You might have too. I was amazed when I read it and immediately went straight to Google to find out if it had really happened.

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NSPCC’s supporter care gifts in wills ‘mind map’

by Marie Burnett

This innovation from NSPCC - the mind map - could raise £1,000,000 in legacies.

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Slimming World Big Clothes Throw partnership with Cancer Research UK

by Marie Burnett

This is a case history of a fantastic partnership between Cancer Research UK and Slimming World – the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw. Going since 2013, this campaign allows Slimming World members to celebrate slimming success by donating their ‘before’ clothes to CRUK charity shops. This has generated over £5 million worth of stock for the shops, whilst also highlighting the issues of obesity and related cancers. All with minimal investment on the charity’s part!

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The Children’s Center, Detroit: ‘children should be seen and not hurt’ winter appeal

by Marie Burnett

How the Children's Center in Detroit turned dwindling finances and donations into a huge success through a seamless, integrated, multi-channel campaign. 

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United Way for Southeast Michigan (UWSEM): lessons from a $27.1 million corporate gift

by Marie Burnett

United Way successfully shifted their fundraising model from transactional to relational and from obligation giving to inspired giving. In the process they turned around a five year trend of decreasing contributions from workforce campaigns with the largest donation to a single project.

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Marie Burnett is director of The White Lion Press and a trustee of SOFII.

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