The main areas of fundraising

Fundraisers, are you ready for a potential cyber attack?

by Jack Steadman

Jack Steadman, chief technology strategist at agency Blue State, shares some crucial steps that he believes could help your organisation maintain cyber security and protect donor data.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Giving Machines

by Liz Attfield

From IWITOT: The Americas 2022, introducing vending machines with a twist – you can use them to donate to a good cause!

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Improve your supporters’ online experience to raise your fundraising results

by James Herlihy

James Herlihy of Dutch agency Mindwize shares his essential steps for avoiding a poor online experience for donors. He also gives his advice on how to power yourself to fundraising success.

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Mennonite Central Committee Canada: Tigray, Ethiopia crisis appeal

by BuildGood

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada wanted to help refugees of the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia, but they’d only just finished an appeal for victims of the war in Ukraine. Would their kind donors be willing to give again so soon? Find out what happened next, here.

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Stop f***ing about with your logo and stick to fundraising instead

by Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips of Bluefrog Fundraising explores the potential negative impacts of a major charity rebrand and explains why good fundraising is where your emphasis should be.

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride: Riding for a cause

by SOFII

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) combines fun with a good cause. This growing organisation that has been running excellent events since 2012 and making a real difference to men’s physical and mental health. 

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Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony: ‘Adopt a penguin’

by Simone Owens

From the supporter experience edition of I Wish I’d Thought of That (IWITOT) comes a great story of an organisation showing just what providing a brilliant supporter experience means.

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I.G.’s Field Guide to Relationship-Based Fundraising: a free resource for the sector

by Jasmine Awad

Discover a useful free guide to maximising your major donor fundraising potential. This guide is available in both English and Spanish.

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Stripes Social Cooperative – ‘Make legality blossom. Turn the world into a beautiful place.’

by Caterina Ferrari

How a small organisation managed to spread the culture of giving internally, leading to its employees developing a very strong donor community. 

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How we did it – SOFII’s first foray into challenge event fundraising, intro

by Joanna Culling

In this series SOFII shares how we supported our founder, Ken Burnett, as he took part in The SOFII Foundation’s first-ever challenge event. With no experience in this area of fundraising, we learned as we went along. Find out how we got started in our introduction, here.

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Ghostbusters – three ways to bring prospects back to life

by Remarkable Partnerships

No answer doesn’t mean no. Discover three sets of tips that show a charity’s dedication and persistence can pay huge dividends with corporate partners.

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ANT Foundation: how new technologies delivered the human touch during Covid-19

by Veronica Parise

This is a marvellous story about how an Italian cancer charity responded to the pandemic by innovating while maintaining their human touch.

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