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33 pages tagged with Face-to-face:

  • “Change for Good®” : la campagna promossa da UNICEF by SOFII Da oltre 15 anni UNICEF raccoglie milioni, e milioni di fondi per i bambini più svantaggiati del pianeta. Come? Con un’idea semplice ma efficace: raccogliere le monete straniere che i viaggiatori non desiderano conservare.
  • A Dismal Swamp: an extract from Our Mutual Friend showing Charles Dickens’ view of fundraising in Victorian England by SOFII Charles Dickens’ perceptive view of fundraising from Our Mutual Friend, 1864. Download this entertaining and instructive insight into fundraising from 150 years ago.
  • Advantage Africa: Christmas gift wrapping offer by SOFII Your volunteers can be powerful donors for your cause. Advantage Africa uses the simple service of offering a Christmas gift-wrapping service in a local shopping centre that raises a substantial amount of money for their work in Kenya and Uganda. This is an idea that could be adapted to raise money all over the world.
  • Albert Street Methodist Sunday School: the foot of pennies from the 1930s by SOFII A small yet colourful part of England’s fundraising heritage had been discovered in a Methodist chapel about to be demolished. As their finder explains, these fun feet of pennies are engagement devices designed to make collecting for charity easy and so to hook neophytes into the habit of giving.
  • Amnesty International UK’s virtual reality in street fundraising by SOFII Face-to-face, or street, fundraising gets so much criticism, so SOFII is thrilled to bring this shining example of it at its best. Through simple virtual reality headsets Amnesty International UK is showing how devastating barrel bombs are to the people of Syria. Click here so that you can see how ‘suddenly everything “over there’” becomes vivid and real’.
  • Are you asking for gifts personally, face-to-face? by Simone Joyaux Simone Joyaux has a wealth of experience in how to talk to donors and asks a very pertinent question: are you asking for gifts personally, face-to-face?
  • Becoming the bee, with Jean Bishop by Alfie Waldron Meet Jean, a 91-year-old with a passion for fundraising, a smile for everyone she meets and a brilliant homemade bee costume.
  • Blue Cross: Tap Dogs by SOFII Terrific innovation by animal charity Blue Cross who found a funny and eye-catching way to get their rescue dogs to lend their paws to the cause.
  • Bosnian Handicrafts: ‘shopping with a purpose’ campaign by SOFII This highly professional multi-media campaign from Bosnia shows that inspirational and innovative fundraising can succeed anywhere.
  • Concern Worldwide Ireland's direct dialogue fundraising campaign: ‘Help a child grow up’ by Craig Linton Is your face-to-facing fundraising no longer as successful as it was? Is it giving you cause for concern? If the answers are yes, please click here to see how Concern Worldwide Ireland tackled the problem and came up with some brilliant solutions.
  • Covenant House Alaska: ‘moustache march’ by SOFII Covenant House helps homeless and runaway youth in Alaska. Moustache march, has brought new supporters to their cause, as well as raising much-needed funds.
  • Creating Better Futures: ‘name the bear– every child has a name’ competition by SOFII How a tiny organisation with a turnover of only £16,000 is raising money to educate orphans in Zimbabwe.
  • Cure Cancer Australia: ‘can too’ sporting events by SOFII Young people raise money for a great cause while being coached by professionals in a whole variety of sporting skills.
  • Farm Africa: ‘ask for what you need’ by SOFII How do you ask a maojor donor for $50,000 when she’s at the other end of a telephone line and you’re in a very noisy tapas bar? Do you make ‘the ask’ in the worst possible surroundings? The lesson from this case study is that as long as ‘the ask’ is right, it doesn’t matter where you are.
  • Fundraising in the First World War: fighting the good fight by Tony Charalambides Fundraising and charitable volunteering is a rather under-reported component of Britain’s war effort during the First World Ward, says Tony Charalambides, but it had an enormous impact on its outcome.
  • Fundraising in the First World War: how the fundraising ground force made a difference by Tony Charalambides Asking someone in your immediate vicinity for monetary help is as elementary as fundraising gets. More often than not, it’s as effective as it gets too – which is why it pops up throughout history. Fundraising during the First World War was no different. 
  • Greenpeace India: SMS lead generation by SOFII Face-to-face fundraising everywhere faces the same problems of high cancellation rates and low retention. This innovative, adventurous approach to pre-qualifying leads for F2F is particularly interesting in that it was first developed and tested in India. The SMS lead generation campaign is a filter mechanism designed to source ‘warm prospects’.
  • Greenpeace International: the reinvention of face-to-face fundraising by SOFII Across the world the approach Greenpeace developed for direct dialogue changed the way fundraising organisations recruit new monthly direct debit donors. Raising millions, perhaps billions of pounds in the process.
  • ITIHAS (I Think I Have a Solution) leadership workshop by SOFII If you want to find new angles on fundraising, SOFII has long been an advocate of keeping a close eye on what’s happening in India.
  • Jeans For Genes: statues wearing jeans by SOFII This is an original and fun idea that seems great for attracting awareness and as a backdrop against which the charity can easily rasie money from an intrigued and amused public.
  • La campagna di acquisizione di Plan UK by SOFII Che sia per lanciare un nuovo software, un brano musicale o un film, prevedere una fase di test è il segreto per una campagna di successo. Potrebbe funzionare anche per i progetti di adozione a distanza, prodotto prediletto da tante ONG? Scopritelo qui.
  • Macmillan Cancer Care and Bethesda Hospice: meet Etta Macleod, an extraordinary fundraiser by Ken Burnett Etta Macleod personifies the unsung heroes of the fundraising world: the courageous tireless volunteers who raise millions of pounds for their favourite causes. Etta’s fundraising is unconventional and a pleasure to witness.
  • Path for Life Medical Rehabilitation and Therapy Centre: ‘path to life’ concert in Uzhgorod City by SOFII This is a straightforward but very professionally run event, the first of its kind in Uzhgorod. The objective of the event was to raise money to support the centre and to introduce the concept of a benefit concert to the local community.
  • Plan International UK’s ‘prospecting’ campaign by SOFII Sampling has become the primary route for selling software, music and film. Could it be applied to child sponsorship, which is such a desirable ‘product’ for many charities?
  • RSPCA New South Wales: cupcake day by SOFII The brilliant thing about this idea is that the supporters do most of the work and they have a great time too.
  • Sense’s brilliant style for face-to-face fundraising by SOFII Imagine the dark and silent world of a deaf and blind child. That's what Sense's street fundraisers asked passers-by to do. Those who stopped to listen were treated to a charming, evocative story that eased them effortlessly into the charity's case for support.
  • The collection: it’s never too late to do something wonderful. by Ken Burnett A new fundraising experience for less-than-new fundraiser Ken Burnett: rattling a bucket on behalf of Syrian refugees. Read how he met some interesting people, raised some money and learned that truly it’s never too late to do something wonderful.
  • The day World Vision welcomed me to their world by Laura Croudace Here is Laura Croudace’s personal account of a new form of face-to-face experiential donor recruitment. It all started when she spotted a mud hut when out shopping with her family one day.
  • UNICEF India: the ‘tele-facing’ campaign by SOFII This novel approach to re-qualifying potential major donors sits between telephone and face-to-face fundraising. It is an example of how telephone fundraising and face-to-face fundraising are evolving and being adapted in India to take account of the country’s large population and distinctive business culture – with quite impressive results.
  • UNICEF: trick or treat by SOFII A simple idea that has grown over many years. A fun way for children to help other children, which has lasted for nearly 60 years, is now supported by hundreds of thousands of young people plus their teachers each year and is still going strong.
  • United Way Hungary: ‘why do I help?’ campaign by SOFII This campaign raised additional funds from corporate sponsors, increased the number of donations from employees and raised awareness of giving and volunteering.
  • Woman’s Royal Voluntary Service: face-to-face postcard by SOFII This is a wonderful example of outstanding stewardship. It shows that developing a strong relationship with the donor at the earliest possible stage can significantly affect loyalty and reduce attrition in a notoriously difficult and challenging type of donor recruitment.
  • WWF: Virtual Reality Tiger Experience by SOFII Experiential marketing and virtual reality are a roaring success for WWF-UK's Adopt a Tiger face-to-face campaign.