The Fundraiser’s Toolbox

You know that fundraising is hard work. To be successful you need to be well equipped to take on all its challenges. At SOFII, we thought you might like some help. So we’ve put together this fundraiser’s toolbox that we’ll be filling with essential examples, formats, articles, case studies, ideas and tips that we think every fundraiser should know about.

Standing on the shoulders of giants – a book review

by David Love

SOFII is delighted to share this thoughtful review of The Essence of Campaigning Fundraising in 52 exhibits and 199 web links – a new book by Ken Burnett. It comes to you all the way from Canada and courtesy of a wonderful fundraiser, David Love.  

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Ireland: ‘Pay it forward’ campaign

by Marie Quirke

When coronavirus hit and began to impact on the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the people of Ireland stepped up to help. They repaid a gift from 173 years earlier by supporting the Choctaw Nation’s superb viral fundraising campaign. 

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What creates highly loyal supporters?

by Roger Lawson

What are the drivers of donor loyalty, the things that will compel them not just to donate but to be champions of your cause for years to come?

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Diabetes UK: One Million Steps Challenge digital pivot

by Gemma Reeve

How did Diabetes UK and Manifesto react to the coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown? They rescued, and actually enhanced, Diabetes UK’s flagship fundraising event. 

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Why is it key for fundraisers to understand supporter loyalty?

by Roger Lawson

What is loyalty? It’s a word we all use. But what do we mean by it? Roger Lawson explores loyalty in fundraising and says, ‘loyalty is how your donors feel about you’.

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The essence of Campaigning Fundraising in 52 exhibits and 199 web links - get your copy today!

by SOFII

The essence of Campaigning Fundraising in 52 exhibits and 199 web links is the latest book by Ken Burnett, SOFII co-founder and managing trustee. Secure your copy for just £29.90 (plus P&P) today and £10 of your purchase price will be donated to The SOFII Foundation.

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The book that will lead the campaigning fundraising revolution!

by Tanya Jackson

Fundraiser Tanya Jackson shares her review of Ken Burnett’s brand new book, The essence of Campaigning Fundraising in 52 exhibits and 199 web links.

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Savvy students volunteer to help charities in times of crisis

by Anna McDaid

Studenteer pairs student volunteers looking for professional experience with charities that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a smart collaboration, in a time of crisis. 

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The Fundraising Recruitment Universe - six tips for mastering a video interview

by Ryan Burdock

The coronavirus pandemic means most interviews are happening on virtual platforms, so these top tips could be your key to getting a job in fundraising or finding the right candidate for your organisation.

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The F2F Hub – collaborative working keeps fundraisers on track through coronavirus

by Rachael Moore

Through mutual support and the sharing of experiences, face-to-face fundraisers around the world are bringing forth a bright new future – even in times of crisis.

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Pivoting and pirouetting: how face-to-face got the moves during coronavirus

by Daryl Upsall

Despite the 1st International Face2Face Fundraising Congress being forced to move online during the pandemic, organiser Daryl Upsall sees a bright future ahead and celebrates the face-to-face fundraisers who have risen to the challenge.

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People who have more money can give more away

by Mark Phillips

The impact of the pandemic means many people, particularly older donors, are wealthier. Mark Phillips of Bluefrog Fundraising offers you some simple ways to adjust your approach to mid-level donors as you plan for 2021.

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