LinkedIn is one of the greatest tools available to a fundraiser. If you do not have a personal LinkedIn page then go set one up. It’s helpful for your career, for learning, for connecting and for conveniently building your network. Even if you’re not thinking of moving now or don’t feel you need a ‘network’ […]
In this series of blog posts I’m talking about the Fundraising Funnel. Click here to read Part 1: An Introduction. Before we look deeper in to the Fundraising Funnel and start to improve upon how you’re using it, I wanted to share the two biggest mistakes I see organisations making when I start working […]
Click here to download the full report, “Republic of Ireland Critical Fundraising Report” Greater collaboration among professional fundraisers is needed to address some of the major issues facing fundraising in Ireland, according to a new report by the think tank Rogare, which was published today at the Ask Direct Summer School in Dublin. A serious […]
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.