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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 award – well deserved

It was really nice to see the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester receive an award for excellence for its legacy campaign from Legacy10 . This gallery is a fine jewel which challenges the Tate and all other UK “famous” galleries. I was really fortunate to be brought in to advise this gem at the beginning; [...]

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beds fridges and stewardship

I had a fascinating conversation in bed with my wife last night (please do not be afraid, keep reading). Zoe said “If I bought a bed from John Lewis I would not want to be contacted by the white goods department”. This strange start to a conversation was leading to donor stewardship. How many legacy prospects want to be cultivated and [...]

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saying please and thank you

I have just received the kind of door drop I truly hate. A red envelope was popped through my door today; the only words on the outer envelope are “Wishing you a happy Christmas from everyone at  charity xxx ”. Already I am angry because I have never given to this charity and yet the letter starts: “Dear [...]

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legacy innovation

Just in case you are not aware of a new developemnt, I have launched a new website called http://legacyinnovation.org/ I am trying to gain amazing examples of truly iconclastic campaigns which challenge the way we all think about legacies. Most campaigns are so similar that I want to weep, so let’s see what is new [...]

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