SOFII’s major donor showcase - introduction and contents

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Welcome to SOFII’s major donors showcase!

This showcase is produced in partnership with I.G. Advisors.

We have a wealth of case studies that travel through time and around the world, from Germany to Turkey via the USA and Canada, to share great examples of inspirational major donor campaigns. We also provide insight and expertise from some of the greatest fundraisers in the world via articles and thought pieces. And to cap it off, there's project 9 of the Commission on the Donor Experience, which focused on this very area of fundraising.

Of course, we will constantly be adding to this showcase with more great content, and feel free to contact joe@sofii.org if you think you have similar great case studies or articles you would like to contribute.

This showcase is a gold mine - feel free to dig away!

Inspirational content to improve your major donor fundraising strategy

CDE project 9

Where better to start than with the findings on major donor fundraising by the Commission on the Donor Experience? Check out their 21 actions to improve the major donor experience.

Case studies: great examples of successful major donor fundraising campaigns

Thoughts and ideas: great articles from experts in major donor fundraising

Podcasts

About the author: SOFII

The SOFII collection aims to be the most comprehensive, best organised, and most inspiring collection of fundraising related content from around the world.

Recent 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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