The main areas of fundraising

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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Face-to-face fundraising: Bill’s story

by Anne Marshall

Anne Marshall, Director of Field Operations for the Canada division of agency Up Fundraising, tells the inspirational tale of her friend Bill and how he is one of the best face-to-face fundraisers she’s ever met.

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Sightsavers Ireland: The most sincere thank you ever written

by Reinier Spruit

When two of their donors passed away, Sightsavers Ireland reached out to their daughter to express their sorrow and explain how her parents’ donations had made a difference. This beautiful thank you message is a testament to the power of connecting to donors.

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Mountbatten Isle of Wight : Coronavirus appeal

by Jax Jones

To cope with spiralling costs and declining income, Mountbatten Isle of Wight, a hospice in the UK’s smallest county launched a hugely successful online appeal that is exceeding all expectations.

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Why do people give? The legacy podcast with Richard Radcliffe

by Mark Phillips

In this conversation, expert legacy fundraiser Richard Radcliffe shares why people leave bequests and what changes he has noticed over the yearsparticularly as baby boomers have begun to seriously consider which charities they want to remember.

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

by Peter Steinmayer

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

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RNLI: We are one crew

by Joe Burnett

This short but wonderful video from the RNLI thanks donors for their ongoing support during the coronavirus pandemic. But crucially, it also sends out heartfelt hopes that they too are keeping safe and well through these trying times. 

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The University of Manchester: Emergency hardship appeal

by Jemma Gurr

In a difficult time, this appeal demonstrates the power of reaching out to your community and simply asking for their help.

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Growing fear and a return to basic needs - week two of the coronavirus sentiment tracker

by Richard Spencer

Charity support appears to be up since last week, but the second week of the coronavirus sentiment tracker shows some worrying trends that charities will need to address.

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Art Fund: Crowdfunding to save Prospect Cottage (part one)

by Joe Burnett

Derek Jarman was a huge figure in modern British cinema and art. Now his unique home, a work of art in itself, is the subject of a truly inspirational and ambitious crowdfunding campaign by the Art Fund. We sat down with three of the drivers behind the campaign to discuss Jarman, Prospect Cottage and crowdfunding. They wowed us, so we hope they'll wow you too!

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