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Predicting the future for legacy giving is impossible. Somebody called Nick Cannon (no idea who is was) said

  Predicting the future for legacy giving is impossible. Somebody called Nick Cannon (no idea who is was) said “Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love [...]

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Donor experience OMG how charities still get it so wrong

OK so I am angry because I got a letter from a charity today. But then I realise why donors are so angry if they get a letter like the on  I got today – probably encouraged by the concept  of Relationship Fundraising. Let me tell you my story – it is a very simple one Three [...]

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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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communications depts – are they enemies of fundraisers?

recently I have experienced some really frustrating examples of how fundraising departments are suffering from silo disease with their communication departments. I have bloggesd on http://101fundraising.org/ please go and visit for some fascinating views. 101 fundraising is a truly great crowdblog site.

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