Diarmuid McCleary (aka The Microwave Express) takes a break from hitchhiking around the world with a microwave to chat to Simon. They discuss why he’s doing it; how he has approached fundraising and social media; and how he travels and sleeps without spending a cent. Diarmuid shares stories of his adventures round Ireland and Scotland […]
IoF #ChangeCollective’s long term vision is for an equal, diverse and inclusive profession, where no matter what your personal characteristics, including gender identity, ethnicity, faith, age, class, sexuality, age or disability, or any and all intersectionalities of those characteristics, you will be “the right fit” for the fundraising profession. Simon talks to Jonathan Levy (twitter.com/JLevyUK) […]
What’s the difference between a good manager and a bad manager? Simon talks to Mary Gamble (twitter.com/MsMaryGamble) about managing fundraisers, project staff, and CEOs. Mary relives the musical drama of her career, from her days working with face-to-face fundraisers on the harsh streets of London, all the way to her current role as Director of […]
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.