Debates and discussions

Hot topics abound in fundraising and SOFII is dedicated to shedding light on the big issues that face fundraisers and effect their daily work. In this showcase we plan to shine a spotlight on the big controversies of our day. Here we’ll offer access to all sides, arguments and opinions, as long as they’re balanced, constructive and respectful of the sensitivities of others. Often leading practitioners will put their case for or against, to start the debate and you’re then invited to add your ideas and insights too.

If you want to start a debate or discussion here, contact Carolina and she’ll help you get the conversation started. Meanwhile, have a look at the small but growing list of topics that are already here.

It’s just not fair!

by Joe Burnett

What are you doing to combat gender inequality in your organisation? Join SOFII’s campaign.

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Is your newsletter great donor relationship-building, or an unwise self-indulgence?

by Tom Ahern & Sean Triner

Almost all nonprofits produce a newsletter and send it out with their warm appeals. But should they?

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To ask or not to ask, that is the question when saying thank you to a donor

by Lisa Sargent & Sean Triner

Find out what Sean Triner, co-founder and director, Pareto Fundraising in Australia and Lisa Sargent, principal at Sargent Communications, LLC in the USA have to say about this.

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