The Fundraiser’s Toolbox
You know that fundraising is hard work. To be successful you need to be well equipped to take on all its challenges. At SOFII, we thought you might like some help. So we’ve put together this fundraiser’s toolbox that we’ll be filling with essential examples, formats, articles, case studies, ideas and tips that we think every fundraiser should know about.
by Beth Ann Locke and Jen Love
Exploring the issue of fairness Jen and Beth Ann demonstrate how progress can only come about through inclusive and insightful dialogue within our organisations.Read more
by Steven Dodds, Kate Woodford and Joel Du Bois
Challenging the accepted wisdom that victims of conflict will always be regarded as less deserving of donors’ support than the victims of natural disasters by three experienced strategic thinkers for the Commission on the Donor Experience.Read more
by Lizzi Hollis
A rallying cry for gender parity from fundraiser and founder of Charity Women Lizzi Hollis.Read more
by Alan Clayton
Alan Clayton shows us how to find a great ‘why?’ and how the best organisations do this by reaching for impossible ambitions. And it’s scary. But as Alan says, it’s also necessary.
by Joe Burnett
What are you doing to combat gender inequality in your organisation? Join SOFII’s campaign.Read more
by Ken Burnett
Access to and control of data is becoming more and more restricted, which will have serious repercussions on UK charities, so we need to get how we deal with data right - now. This is the realisation Ken Burnett came to after reading Steve MacLaughlin’s Data Driven Nonprofits and his conclusions are essential reading for all fundraisers.
by Suzi Attree
Dr Suzi Attree, corporate fundraising account manager at Helen & Douglas House, explains the importance of emotions in fundraising for hospices, and how a journey through them to hope is key.Read more
by Lizzie Carter
If emotional responses raise money, then fundraisers need to think about the last story that genuinely ‘woke them up in their career’ and made them feel something.Read more
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?Read more