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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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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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Talent-spotting: What do Fundraising Directors look for when promoting staff?

Two Heads of Fundraising hover in the kitchen, making the first coffee of the day. A junior Fundraiser, at the start of their career, bounces past heading for their desk. The Head of Events nods towards them “They’re good, aren’t … 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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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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