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.

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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Fundraising in a time of crisis: five ways you can think about the supporter experience right now

by Richard Turner

Fundraiser Richard Turner shares how charities such as RNLI, Asthma UK, Freedom from Torture, and SolarAid are responding to the coronavirus crisis and reaching out to their supporters.

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Shocked and a little bit excited - how coronavirus will impact charity giving

by Richard Spencer

How will coronavirus impact giving to charities? Over the coming weeks, the lovely chaps at About Loyalty will analyse donor sentiments and report on their findings. They have kindly let us share the results, and these are the findings after one week.

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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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Why do people give? The podcast with Ken Burnett

by Mark Phillips

We bring you Mark Phillips’ conversation with SOFII founder and fundraising expert Ken Burnett, from the podcast Why do people give?

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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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Why do people give? The podcast with Lyndall Stein

by Mark Phillips

Why do people give? The podcast hosted by esteemed fundraising expert Mark Phillips is back, this time with the amazing Lyndall Stein. In the interview, Lyndall shares many wonderful memories including working for the African National Congress and raising money to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, to name a few.

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The wit and wisdom of George Smith - Let’s be conventional

by George Smith

How should one go about navigating the perilous world of conventions, symposia and workshops? Here's the answer, brought to you by fundraising legend George Smith.

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