16 pages tagged with 101 Fundraising:
- Seven things that will make you a better fundraiser Margaux Smith may be relatively new on the fundraising scene, but she has some pretty good ideas on how you could become an even better fundraiser.
- Are communication departments the enemy of fundraisers? Richard Radcliffe thinks some charity communication teams are stupid and shares some stories to show why. What do you think?
- Are you answering the right questions if you don’t want to bore people? Where do most nonprofits tend to start when it comes to telling their story? They start with themselves: ‘Who We Are’, or on their website ‘About Us’. And then they move on to ‘What We Do’, a description of the activities or themes they work on. More about ‘me’. But people generally aren’t interested in you. They are interested in the cause or issue they are passionate about. They are interested in the difference they can make. So it’s not about you.
- Ask-phobia: how to overcome ask aversion If the thought of asking someone for money, in person, over the phone, or in a letter, makes you break out in a sweat here are five simple tips from Rory Green to help you out.
- Five big reasons your fundraising results could be better Rachel Beer asks what are the big things that make the really big differences to your fundraising results?
- How effective is your welcome programme? Many charities have a welcome programme in place to keep more donors giving, to make them feel welcome, or to ask for more money. For whatever the reason you have your welcome flow, there is always room for improvement. So, here’s a simple 10-point checklist that will help you estimate how much room for improvement there actually is.
- How to nurture happy fundraisers How do we ensure that, as experienced fundraisers, we are helping to nurture happy colleagues?
- If it were easy to do we wouldn’t need you Karen Osborne explains why you should avoid the easy route if you want transformational major gifts for your organisation.
- Major gifts: fundraising from the frontlines In this article Rebecca Davies tells us how golfing has helped to improve her major gift fundraising.
- The next big thing in fundraising is closer than you think If you’re wondering what the next big thing in fundraising then here are some thought-provoking words from Alison McCants.
- The seven deadly sins of fundraising appeals and how to avoid them Rachel Beer shares some top tips and advice on what she’s learnt about individual giving.
- Twenty symptoms of fundraising trouble Twenty symptoms of fundraising trouble from Reinier Spruit. If you recognise too many, he says, you could be in trouble yourself.
- Why asking and thanking is all wrong Do you think Matthew Sherrington is just being controversial when he says that asking and thanking are wrong? Or does he have a point?
- Why I am not a fan of welcome packs ‘They spent my entire first month’s gift on this stupid pack and I don’t really feel thanked at all’.
- Why so many organisations fail at Facebook Beate Sorum thinks that if Facebook isn’t working for your organisation, she is willing to bet that it is not Facebook’s fault – it’s yours.
- You just gotta love older people If you are a fundraiser, you just gotta love older people. Fundraisers, on average are pretty young. Donors, on average are pretty old. So we have an interesting gap to overcome in connecting these fundraisers and donors.