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How to stifle Philanthropy

People giving to charity is a good thing, right? So why reduce incentives to do it? This week’s Budget announced a cap on the tax relief an individual can claim in any year. From April 2013 tax relief will be … Continue reading

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Association of Fundraising Professionals Convention, 1-3 April 2012

If you’re a Fundraiser considering conferences to attend this year, I’d strongly recommend the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Convention in Vancouver from 1-3 April 2012. The AFP is the US equivalent of the Institute of Fundraising, and the Convention … Continue reading

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Are good Fundraisers born or made?

Most people fall into Fundraising as a career.  As kids not many of us got our Cindy dolls having a major donor cultivation lunch or our Action Men doing an international challenge event. You don’t tend to want to be … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as society

 In this, as in so many other things, Maggie was wrong. Despite the rise of the individualist society over the last 30 years, groups of people do still come together to fight for a shared cause. And if Fundraisers can … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraising Directors

It’s that time of year again when we all laugh at new gym members attempting to fathom sauna etiquette (don’t talk to people you don’t know) and set about transforming our lives or personalities. Here’s some suggested resolutions for Fundraising … Continue reading

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Aren’t you marvellous? Life as a Fundraiser..

Hi, and thanks for reading this blog. I’m Catherine Miles and I’m a professional Fundraiser working in London. This blog aims to give a taste of what it’s like fundraising in the voluntary sector in the midst of what the … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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