Multi-media

Not many tasks are more challenging for today’s fundraiser than mounting a campaign that has to succeed across a wide range of different media. But, increasingly, fundraising and social change campaigns are required to work in more than one medium, often in several. Truly the twenty-first century fundraiser has to be a master of communication. To get one central message across consistently and effectively deploying all of the available media demands consummate professionalism.

Rethink Mental Illness ‘find Mike’

by SOFII

Here is the story of Jonny Benjamin's search to find 'Mike', one of the bystanders as he climbed onto Waterloo Bridge in an attempt to kill himself. Only Mike didn't stand by, he walked up to Jonny, talked to him and, most of all, he listened. Click here to see how Rethink Mental Illness put their brand in second place and helped to find Jonny's hero. It was a brave decision and one that brought many rewards.

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RSPCA: ‘home for life’ scheme

by Alex McDowell

A superb new service from the RSPCA that takes away the worries and concerns of their supporters, whilst increasing their legacy income considerably.

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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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WaterAid: The Big Dig

by Reuben Turner

A very fine example of how storytelling, done right, can change the world. Isn’t the infographic just great? (SOFII loves the crossed legs). This campaign is fun, innovative, engaging, emotional (imagine how you’d feel with no toilet…) and highly effective as, inevitably, real storytelling in real time was bound to be. Altogether brilliant.

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Giving Scotland: crisis campaign

by SOFII

The Giving Scotland campaign was launched in the face of intense scrutiny of charities in Scotland but this courageous campaign changed everything.

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Breakthrough: the ‘is this justice’ campaign

Powerful hard-hitting images and messages characterise the Breakthrough campaign.

by SOFII

This is a brave campaign that fearlessly speaks out against social injustice in societies where such issues are rarely discussed, far less confronted.

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APOPO: HeroRAT rat adoption programme

The HeroRAT campaign launches

by SOFII

Another highly successful sponsorship programme. The Belgian charity APOPO have encouraged very many people to part with their euros to adopt a rat – and save a life.

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SOS Children’s Villages Belgium: a corporate partnership aimed at six people

by SOFII

An ingenious idea from SOS Children’s Villages that went for the ‘one per cent’ with this newspaper ad. It has superb and courageous targeting – just six people – is, challenging, innovative and was very successful.

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Movember: a professional fundraiser’s story of raising money through personal sponsorship

Proof, if it was needed, that he raised a lot of money for the fight against prostate cancer.

by SOFII

A great case study from a ‘mo bro’ of doing fundraising, engagement and feedback well, and being focused on supporters’ needs and interest.

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Oxfam UK: the £2.00 a month proposition to new donors

man fishing

by SOFII

Oxfam’s first foray into television advertising was a disaster and they very nearly ditched the whole thing. But a chance remark turned disaster into a monumental success and added a new dimension to recruiting new donors.

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