The main areas of fundraising

Secrets of direct mail 3: how people read letters

by Chris Keating

How do potential donors react to direct mail letters? In part three of our series on the legendary Siegfried Vögele, we explain this important aspect of his approach.

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Mermaids: how one man raised £250k by playing a game.

by Nikki Bell

The story of how one man took on prejudice and transphobia by raising £250k in just two days.

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Secrets of direct mail 2: answering the right questions with your envelope

by Chris Keating

In part two of our series on the ideas of Siegfried Vögele, Chris Keating explains how to use Vögele’s method in how envelopes are designed. Something that simple can make all the difference to your direct mail campaign. And you could also help some capybaras too.

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Greenpeace presents Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

by Sonia Triki

This landmark TV ad captured the hearts and minds of the British nation and helped Greenpeace tap into -and transform- the national conversation around palm oil.

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Jerry Huntsinger: 80-years young

by Gwen Chapman

Jerry Huntsinger celebrated his eightieth birthday in July 2013. Since 1965, there has never been a year when he hasn’t had at least one control package being mailed nationally by a major nonprofit organisation. What an achievement.

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Alpe d’HuZes: Extraordinary effort leading to extraordinary results

by Ros Harber

This amazing event, embedded in Dutch psyche, has become such a phenomenon that it has so far raised over 160 million euros since 2006.

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Bloody Good Period’s festive period campaign

by Camille St-Omer Donaldson

A campaign that won the hearts and minds at IWITOT (I Wish I’d Thought of That) 2019, Bloody Good Period’s festive outing combined humour with a clear message that appealed to its target audience.

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Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk campaign

by Katie Simmons

With a DRTV ad to make you cry, the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK used emotions to great effect in this celebrated campaign.

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British Heart Foundation: MyMarathon

by Emily Roff

Making great use of digital technology, the British Heart Foundation created a trail-blazing virtual event, as showcased at IWITOT (I Wish I’d Thought of That) 2019, SOFII’s showcase event.

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Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleep Out for Porchlight 2018

by Rachel van Hoven

Making excellent use of digital and online technologies and with a motivated and engaged local community, Porchlight, a homelessness charity in Kent, England, succeeded in holding their biggest event ever.

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