Category Archives: Fundraising trends

Ride London-Surrey from both sides of the fence

It’s 10am on a Sunday morning in June 2013.  I am sat, clad in lycra, in Richmond Park in south west London,  my new road bike lying on the grass next me. I am hot, tired, pretty hacked off and … Continue reading

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Young donors: generational giving deficit or engagement deficit?

The recent University of Bristol/CAF report ‘Mind the Gap’ raises interesting questions on whether current 18-30 year olds are significantly less likely to give to charity than previous generations. At first sight, the figures are compelling: in 2010 32% of … Continue reading

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What can UK Fundraisers learn from Charity: Water?

This year’s Institute of Fundraising Convention buzzed with energetic and enthusiastic Fundraisers sharing brilliant ideas on audiences, products and channels. Throughout the three days, across numerous sessions and on the #iofnc Twitter feed, one name came up over and over … Continue reading

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Social Media and the rise of the new philanthropists

By 9th May 2012, 80,058 people had donated £1,112,988 to the Justgiving page of Claire Squires, the tragic London Marathon runner. The outpouring of sympathy and gifts made to the Samaritans in her memory demonstrates how differently young donors engage … Continue reading

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Maximising online donations

I recently took part in an interesting roundtable discussion on maximising online and text donations, hosted by The Guardian. Reps around the table included some of the very big charities, some medium sized ones, and some online giving developers/suppliers. The … Continue reading

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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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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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