Strategic Planning

Roewen reviews Fundraising Principles and Practice by Adrian Sargeant, Jen Shang and Associates This large book contains 22 chapters written by academics and consultant practitioners. It is written both for those studying fundraising and active fundraisers; and aims to complement the many excellent books written by professionals, as well as to ‘…draw together…the knowledge base which […]

Achieving excellence in fund raising by Henry A (Hank) Rosso and Associates. How many of us know that the work of Hank Rosso and others at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University originated, or digested into applicable forms, much of the ‘received wisdom’ of professional fundraising and the ‘comprehensive development approach’? Many of us outside North […]

Fundraising is fundamentally about change. We fundraise to make the world a better place. In order to do this we are tasked with creating change, both on a society level, for example by influencing policy decision makers, to smaller day to day change, such as asking donors to give online or convincing your colleague to […]

Oldies but goodies

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by Christiana Stergiou

Some fundraisers spend a lot of time focusing on what’s new and on chasing the latest trends. They fail to see that some of the best fundraising methods out there aren’t new, they are traditional and old – but they are executed to perfection. With that in mind, I am going to recommend three ‘old’ […]