CDE: the donor experience project

CDE Contents

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

List of all the CDE project summaries and where to find them on SOFII.

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The 6Ps: a blueprint for transforming fundraising. For good.

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

The six steps to change outlined here provide windows onto a vast body of work compiled through 2016 and early 2017 by upwards of a thousand individual volunteers for the Commission on the Donor Experience (CDE).

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A question of competency

by Helena Sharpstone

Interviewing well for fundraisers is like interviewing for any post.  It’s all about the questions you ask.  

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What are the three missing pieces of data standing between our sector and success?

by Charlie Hulme

In this blog post connected to the Commission on the Donor Experience Project 3, Charlie Hulme sets out two facts that could be the difference between the fundraising sector prospering or disappearing altogether.

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CDE project 20: fundraising investment

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

This project will identify the extent to which donors’ concerns on this topic are a barrier to giving, and how better fundraising practice can ensure that ‘the truth told well’ about fundraising costs can reassure those donors who are willing to engage with the issue.

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CDE project 12: inspirational creativity

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

This project will seek to define both the potential and the desired standards for creative endeavour and also to define the ethical dilemmas around creative messaging with a view to improving understanding of what donors might find acceptable and unacceptable.

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CDE project 9 summary: major donors

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

This project will look at what’s cutting edge in major donor development with a view to capturing these lessons and where appropriate suggesting how major donor experiences might be applied to other groups of donors too.

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CDE project 21: working with suppliers as partners

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

This project will aim to show fundraisers how to be an effective client and so to get the most for their donors from their prudent and well-managed investment in supplier services.

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CDE project 6 section 1a: summary

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

Fundraising is inevitably emotional and emotion is hugely powerful, so must be used responsibly and wisely.

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CDE project 15 summary: the role of trustee boards and senior managers

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

Fundraising’s evolving future will inevitably have profound implications for volunteer boards and senior management teams. This project will help them to understand the changes in their roles and to prepare for, contribute to and respond to fundraising’s new agenda.

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CDE project 15 appendix 1 & 2

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

CDE project 15 appendix 1 and 2: the role of trustee boards and senior managers 

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CDE project 15 appendix 3

by The Commission on the Donor Experience

A series of conversations with trustees, CEOs, fundraisers and others close to the sector about governance.

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