Seven Secrets of Successful Fundraising*

As Civil Society Fundraising magazine has just republished my Seven Fundraising Myths piece I thought I would complement it with something on what makes good fundraising. There's actually nothing remotely mysterious about the practice of fundraising but if you'll accept the rhetorical flourish, here are my secrets for how to be successful in all types … Continue reading Seven Secrets of Successful Fundraising*

Should you really have a major donor programme?

The annual publication of the Sunday Times Rich List is creating the usual flurry of interest in big gift fundraising in UK charities. How many fundraising directors this morning will be taking calls from their chairperson or CEO asking why so and so Russian oligarch/Indian minerals magnate or Colombian cocaine king is not giving money … Continue reading Should you really have a major donor programme?