I find that when you have a lot of money to spend, fundraising isn’t that difficult. And when you have no budget it’s still pretty straightforward – apply the basics, use your time wisely and lavish love upon your donors. Sooner or later you’ll have a small chunk of money to invest back in to […]
There are only 2 reasons a donor stops giving: They’re dead. They’d rather spend their money somewhere else.
About every 2 months I get contacted about a new on-line ‘charity fundraising’ product that someone wants to meet me about and get my feedback on. My feedback is pretty much always the same and so here it is… It looks really, really pretty. It’s a great idea. I can’t wait to see it in action […]
Charities and non-profits are almost exclusively born out of love. Triggered by a trauma or personal experience, we are motivated to create something beautiful: a group…an organisation…driven by passion to change the world. Or a small part of it. This is why the charity sector, its staff and its volunteers are viewed as inherently good. […]
FUNDRAISERBOT2000: THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECENT GIFT. WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1996. — Simon Scriver CFRE (@ToastFundraiser) August 8, 2016 FUNDRAISERBOT2000: DEAR FRIEND HAVE YOU CONSIDERED PUTTING FUNDRAISERBOT2000 IN YOUR WILL? — Simon Scriver CFRE (@ToastFundraiser) August 8, 2016
There was an interesting discussion on-line recently about Innocent Smoothie’s banter and funny posts, sparked by this one: Yes, it’s funny. The interesting thing you’ll notice is that this is a ‘Sponsored’ post, so not only are Innocent putting money in to the salaries of the people that post this, they’re also paying to promote […]
Do they want the problem fixed or do they want to fix the problem?
I was recently interviewed by Karen O’Donnell, Public Relations Manager for District 71 Toastmasters: Why did you join Toastmasters? About 5 years ago I was asked if I was able to deliver some training on fundraising (the area I work in). I said yes, but quickly realised I was terrified and knew that if I messed […]