I’ve been a supporter of Child’s i Foundation for years now (I’ve written about them loads of times on this blog). Today I received the loveliest ‘thank you’ video from them, which they have kindly allowed me to share. You see, the video is a private link on YouTube so only those with the link … Continue reading This is how to thank your supporters
Today was the last day of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention. During today’s sessions, I got to thinking WHY I support the charities I do because a recurring theme has been about understanding people’s motivations to give to your cause. So I’m going to share with you the charities I regularly give to and … Continue reading What motivates me to give – an introspective blog post
I’ve never identified myself as a fundraiser. This is because I work in communications and that’s my ‘title’. But actually, I am a fundraiser. And I wish I’d realised it sooner. Clayton Burnett’s Great Fundraising report by Professors’ Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang, showed that great fundraising organisations are those with staff and volunteers who … Continue reading There’s a fundraiser in all of us
Life wishes. We’ve all got them right? My life wishes include: running a marathon, writing a book (would be great if it could top the Bestseller list but I can’t be TOO fussy), visiting Machu Picchu, walking the Great Wall of China, renovating an old house into something Grand Designs would be proud of and learning … Continue reading Have you got a life wish?
Last week NFPTweetup celebrated it’s 5th birthday with cake, cupcakes, wine and some great presentations and a panel discussion. The theme was on using digital in live events. Joe Dix, Website Manager at WWF was up first to talk about how they live-streamed Earth Hour. Next up was Digital Freelancer Bertie Bosredon to give us a glimpse … Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday NFPTweetup!
I had been meaning to set up a regular gift to the wonderful charity Child’s i for a while. I first heard about them when founder Lucy Buck spoke at a CharityComms conference. I was so inspired by the work that they do to find families for orphans in Uganda, but also by the fact … Continue reading Mobile Giving and why we should all be doing it
The last day of Fundraising Convention is always tinged with a bit of sadness because, who wants it to end? However, it’s also exciting because the next day you get to go back in to the office and put in to practice what you’ve learnt! So what where the highlights of day three? I was … Continue reading Captivating, tailored content gets results