A while ago, we announced the launch of the Misfit Foundation, a new non profit set up to help charities connect donors with the work they are supporting through technology and the power of story telling. We did this because we thought donors deserved a better deal. And that treating donors better would create better … Continue reading Inside a Social Experiment
It's that time of the year again. When Civil Society Fundraising magazine has its poll of the most influential people in UK fundraising. Now it's not true that my scepticism about this poll as a true measure of worth is due to my less than stellar performance in it. On a 5 year average, I think … Continue reading Who really influences fundraisers?
I've been on, I don't know how many, field trips over the years and seen NGO projects of all kinds all over the world. I've seen some amazing things and met some utterly inspirational people. But until visiting Sankara Eye Care Institutions last week I had never seen this. Jessie White of Misfit Foundation and some old, … Continue reading So why can’t we all sell this?
I was recently at a seminar run by the estimable folks at BOND (how we love an acronym in our sector!) on public attitudes to international development and what to do about them. It was very illuminating with latest research findings being presented on media coverage of issues related to world poverty and what people … Continue reading Doom, gloom and despair