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My new and first ever book on legacy fundraising has just been published

http://bit.ly/2lZX3i4 Here is the link and it is all you need! I hope you find this book not only iconoclastic, but also practical and a fun read and full of really useful and good value tips. It is aimed at every fundraiser, anywhere in the world, who is raising money from individuals. The contents list is [...]

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Bring back the joy of giving – it’s time to make donors smile

Stop for a moment. Forget any fundraising crisis. This might be hard considering recent blogs which have included headlines such as: “When fundraising hurts” “relationship fundraising: It’s complicated”  “Have we reached boiling point?” “The price we pay for losing sight of the donor”   Headlines to do your head in. Fundraising is under the microscope; because [...]

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legacy webinars

I have run some legacy webinars with Smee & Ford and they are still available on their website if you would like to participate in them  http://smeeandford.com/webinar/index There is also a new one planned on 8th December which can be watched live and is all about communications with Executors and family members  

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Fundraising regulation

All the frenetic activity on the “fundraising problems” in the sector are driving me mad. They have been around for years. Having listened to 24,000 donors volunteers and charity service users over decades it is clear that fundraising has been heading in the wrong direction for years; possibly since the introduction of Relationship Fundraising. Eight [...]

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digital/social media and legacies

Today was a good day spent at a conference organised by Help the Hospices and Institute of Fundraising. There was a great presentation by the digital expert at St Nicholas Hospice and Kevin the (really good) Director of Fundraising. As a relative novice in new media I found it interesting to hear that this relatively new tool [...]

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