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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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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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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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