Key steps for launching a successful capital campaign: Gather a team

11th July 2017

In a series of blogs in the next few weeks I will be outlining the key steps you need…

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The mighty response form!

20th February 2017

Recently I conducted a couple of focus groups with long-term supporters of Christian charities ¬†(people who supported 10 or…

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Why create different stewardship paths for donors?

13th July 2016

One of the hardest things for a church leader or a Christian fundraiser to understand and apply is that…

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Does your charity appreciate its volunteers?

16th June 2016

Sometimes budget-conscious charity leaders think that spending time or money to show appreciation to volunteers is a frivolous activity….

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Lessons in generosity from ‘the humble’ courgette

1st May 2016

The kitchen table in one of my charity client’s offices becomes a supermarket every summer as various staff members…

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What fundraisers can learn from John Doerr

13th April 2016

In an article in the Harvard Business Review titled¬†The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries, Bill Taylor, the author…

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How to get new donors to make a second gift?

28th March 2016

Our Fundraising Fitness Test often shows that a typical charity loses over 60% of their first time donors acquired…

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Of fuchsias, weeds and effective fundraising

26th February 2016

Do you like gardening? – I know this might sound like an odd question to ask a fundraiser but,…

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