Crisis Fundraising

The coronavirus outbreak is a turning point for all of society. It seems increasingly that our lives will be forever changed by the events of 2020. But this presents an opportunity for fundraisers - to be better, bolder and more creative and to harness our power of solidarity. In this series, SOFII will lead the way in demonstrating how charities can make the most of this time of crisis to band together and produce transformative fundraising.

The Good Suspended video series part two - three more fantastic little films

by Francesco Ambrogetti

There is nothing ordinary about how these people are reaching out to help others. Innovation, kindness and generosity abound in these three videos celebrating the unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bhopal Medical Appeal: At a time of crisis, Bhopal's clinics give back something beyond price

by Ken Burnett

In this time of crisis, these newspaper and magazine ads by the Bhopal Medical Appeal return the love they received from their donors 25 years ago.

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World-changers at Work - The Good Suspended video series part one

by Francesco Ambrogetti

All around the world, people are doing amazing things to help others cope during the coronavirus pandemic. Italian fundraiser Francesco Ambrogetti shares some of his favourites in this video series, entitled The Good Suspended.

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

by Peter Steinmayer

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

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Fundraising successes at a time of catastrophe - part two

by Ken Burnett

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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Italy’s fundraising task force: Helping hospitals during the pandemic

by Umberto Tramontano and Diego Maria Ierna

Faced with an unprecedented crisis that put Italy at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, over 40 of the country's leading fundraisers have volunteered their time and expertise to help raise money for struggling hospitals. 

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Why do people give? The coronavirus special with Giles Pegram

by Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips of Bluefrog sits down with fundraising expert Giles Pegram to discuss the coronavirus crisis and how it affects charities in this edition of ‘Why do people give?’

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Fundraising in a time of crisis: could this be fundraising’s finest hour?

by Ken Burnett

We’ve seen quarantined Italians serenading each other from their balconies - what can fundraisers learn from such solidarity? Ken Burnett explains all.

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Bluefrog Fundraising’s free resources for creating a coronavirus appeal

by Mark Phillips

During uncertain times it’s refreshing to find that people are offering help to fundraisers and charities who may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. One such hero is Mark Phillips of UK agency Bluefrog Fundraising, who provides much-needed support, advice and useful templates in this excellent blog post.

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Right now, the supporter experience matters more than ever

by Joe Burnett

How are you going to maintain an excellent donor experience for your supporters in this time of crisis? Six expert fundraisers explain how their organisations are reacting to coronavirus, whilst still ensuring they are there for those who give to them.

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Fundraising in a time of crisis: the rise of altruism

by Richard Turner

Richard Turner reflects on how people have shown their altruism and goodness in fundraising since the coronavirus outbreak.

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