The problem is fundraisers are looking at the symptoms not diagnosing the root cause. It’s like taking the batteries out of a smoke detector instead of trying to find the fire.
I am a great fan of Douglas Adams. Better known for writing the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, my favourite series of books were about Dirk Gently and his detective agency. Dirk was a ‘holistic detective’ who believed in the interconnectedness of things. In the novels things just happened but all along there was a…
We sometimes forget the added value that fundraising can bring.
What we are seeking to do is leverage the new rules of fundraising. So how do we do this?
Your donors… really are gold dust as it’s not what they give it’s who they share with…the time of the emotional fundraiser has come.
Its probably the one word we all love to hear and read. Our name.
What do you believe in? This is my manifesto for fundraising. Not all of you will subscribe to it. But it’s what I passionately believe in.
This is my 25th year as a fundraiser! Over that time there I’ve gathered some working habits that you might find useful. Here are my top 10 tips.