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It’s fair to say that fundraisers have had a bad rap in the past few years, with a succession of negative media headlines, political criticism and fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office. It's no wonder that some people who ask for money for good causes for a living tell me they now dodge the ‘what’s your job?’ question at parties.

With the help of the Institute of Fundraising as my invaluable research partner, I’ve spent the past...

Claire Linacre from the Albert Kennedy Trust joined us at the Kent Fundraiser’s Hub in November and inspired our audience to take a fresh look at how they approach community fundraising and community events.

Often seen as the ‘Cinderella’ of the fundraising programme, Community Fundraising has finally shed her dusty rags and donned her sparkly ball gown. Forward thinking charities are realising that local individuals can be the route to ne...

Back in the early 90’s when automated databases were in their infancy, I remember talking to

a president of a large American airline about his journey on choosing and using a system. His side of the discussion revolved around that if he had the choice between selling his aircraft or keeping his database system he said “I can always buy more aircraft but the success of my business is down to its customers” ………. Surely a statement that reson...


At the first meeting of the Kent Fundraiser’s Hub, Jack Matthews, Head of Philanthropy at Shelter gave a brilliant presentation on Major Donor Fundraising. There were a few surprises. Major donors are sometimes overlooked by small charities and yet for charities with income below £1m, this source of income produces an average of £234,000 pa.

The crazy thing is that for charities between £1m and £5m this figure barely changes… are those c...

OK we’ve all had them, even if we don’t admit it often. Those days when nothing much is going on, when there is no deadline, no celebration and if you are honest not too much that is motivating you either. But we fundraisers are all about generating, right? So here are seven actions you can take that can turn that uninspiring day into one that is the catalyst for something amazing…

1. FIND SOME NEW STORIES

Every fundraiser needs a bank of s...

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