Latest Case Studies:

Mountbatten Isle of Wight : Coronavirus appeal

To cope with spiralling costs and declining income, Mountbatten Isle of Wight, a hospice in the UK’s smallest county launched a hugely successful online appeal that is exceeding all expectations.

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RNLI: We are one crew

This short but wonderful video from the RNLI thanks donors for their ongoing support during the coronavirus pandemic. But crucially, it also sends out heartfelt hopes that they too are keeping safe and well through these trying times. 

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The University of Manchester: Emergency hardship appeal

In a difficult time, this appeal demonstrates the power of reaching out to your community and simply asking for their help.

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Latest Articles:

Why do people give? Talking to donors during the coronavirus crisis

How are donors feeling towards charities and what do they expect from them during the coronavirus crisis? Mark Phillips and Amber Nathan of Bluefrog Fundraising discuss their recent research into this crucial question.

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Why do people give? The legacy podcast with Richard Radcliffe

In this conversation, expert legacy fundraiser Richard Radcliffe shares why people leave bequests and what changes he has noticed over the yearsparticularly as baby boomers have begun to seriously consider which charities they want to remember.

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Crowdfunding: A lesson from World War II

In the latest addition to SOFII’s History Project, Roger Craver takes you back to World War II and explores a crowdfunding campaign that raised money for Spitfires. 

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From the Mythsmashers: ‘Fundraisers raise funds not friends’ – smashing that myth.

‘Too often our focus is on our own needs and short-term goals.’ So says Lauren McDermott of Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Western Australia, winner of this year’s Mythsmashers talks for the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s annual conference in another superb myth-busting piece from lovely Down Under.

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The face-to-face fundraisers back on the street after lockdown

As face-to-face fundraising markets begin to reopen in parts of Europe, Peter Steinmayer, Head of Face-to-Face at the Austrian Fundraising Association (Fundraising Verband Austria), shares his insights from fundraisers’ first days back on the streets of Vienna.

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Fundraising successes at a time of catastrophe - part two

From the USA to Italy, Great Britain to Australia and beyond, fundraisers are showing how we can all make a difference. in these difficult times in part two of this collaborative article.

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