Simon talks to the UK’s 2nd most influential fundraiser, Mandy Johnson (twitter.com/MsMandyJ) to find out how she takes her tea. More than that, they chat about mental health and vulnerabilities, impostor syndrome and being loud, white privilege and diversity, job resignations and that article. Mandy’s article “How I manage my impostor syndrome” Mandy’s podcast “This is NOT […]
What happens when a brand new, billion dollar industry appears with spare money to donate? That’s exactly what’s happening as countries and regions begin to legalise marijuana. Simon chats to Sam Laprade CFRE about cannabis and corporate social responsibility. They talk through the ethics, the board policy documents, alcohol and oil and tobacco, the Chuck […]
Coming in to the new year, Simon chats with Alice Ferris in an attempt to figure out how she has time to be a GoalBust, ever-busy international speaker, fundraising superstar, CFRE and ACFRE. They talk about personal retreats, time management, locking yourself in a hotel room, fundraising conferences, the 12-week plan and more! Find Alice […]
You’re here because you want to raise money for something amazing.
Maybe you’re starting completely fresh…you’ve fallen in to fundraising some how and now people are depending on you to bring in some money. You’ve seen pub quizzes and golf classics before (although you can’t really remember which charity was running them). But you’re wise enough to know that those aren’t going to do what you need done. Instead, you want to build a reliable and sustainable income for your organisation. So where do you start?
Or you might have a bit of experience in fundraising. You’ve attended a few seminars and conferences. Sure, they’re inspirational and innovative and the ideas are great…but when you go back to the office the next day you can’t really think of any changes you can make or what exactly it was you were supposed to do differently.
Or are you one of the best? Your fundraising is slick and headhunters keep phoning you and trying to get you to meet that CEO that you’ve heard is a nightmare. You’ve come to this site because you want the latest news, updates and scandals in the world of fundraising. You’re trying to stay passionate and interested because your Board is pissing you off and you’re seriously thinking about going to work for some telecom company.
Wherever and whatever you are, I imagine you’re like me: something in you loves fundraising.
You love the idea that you can connect the donors who want to change the world with the people who are changing it.
So let’s get started.