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Navigating Tough Times: Solutions for Individual Giving Fundraisers

Hey Individual Giving fundraiser,

We know it's a tough fundraising landscape out there with continued economic uncertainty among everything else.

But, as ever, we're here to help you navigate these choppy waters with confidence and optimism.

Individual Giving Conference 2024 is back in October!

Before we get onto the specifics, we wanted to share something important with you first.

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Engagement actions: build relationships and boost giving

It’s easy to get caught up in our organisation’s needs when talking to supporters. Please give us money, please support our campaign. But to develop a strong, deep and long lasting relationship, we need to consider supporters’ needs too.

Yes, that absolutely means you should be sending loyalty emails to show how their support is making a difference. For example, how you spent their money or how they contributed to a campaign win. But you shouldn’t stop there. So what’s one simple, yet really effective, thing that could take your supporter experiences and relationships to the next level? Engagement actions.

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A Letter Of Support

We wanted to take a minute to say, fundraising leaders, we see you.

In the ever-changing landscape of charity work and fundraising, you know better than most that leadership isn’t just about steering the ship; it’s about guiding the crew through storms with courage and compassion.

It’s not about having all the answers, but fostering collaboration, empowering others, and harnessing the unique strengths of everyone.

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Be the Leader You Want To Be

Ever felt like you have nothing to say? Or don't even know where to begin Don't worry, you're not alone. Sarah Tite, coaching extraordinare, tackles that feeling head-on. Whether it's finding the time, feeling unsure about what to expect, or worrying about getting emotional, we understand the hesitations that may be holding you back. But here's the deal: those doubts and worries are completely normal. Join us as we unpack these common concerns and show you how coaching could be just the thing to help you break through.

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Green Light Sites Origin Story

I have always really enjoyed collaborating with others, be it the many bands I started as a
teenager, group research projects at university, co-op gaming online in the evenings or
building a career in face to face fundraising - give me people, and I am happy. Having the
confidence to try something new isn’t always easy, but the best punt I ever took was
knocking on a stranger’s door, aged 21, and saying “Hello, have you got a moment to talk?”

I immediately fell in love with fundraising; the incredible causes I was able to represent, the inspiring impact of each conversation I had, the soft skills I was rapidly developing without even noticing. All this immeasurably built my confidence both professionally and personally. Of course, more than anything, I stuck with fundraising for the incredible people who gave me these opportunities and put their all into doing a very difficult yet vital job every day.

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Why Wellbeing Should Be at the Heart of Strategy, All Year Round

Most of us are all too aware of stress. Fundraisers are part of a charity ecosystem that has never had a greater need to innovate, adapt, and deliver. We need to ‘do more, with less’. We need to be ‘resilient’. Many fundraisers need to be and do that with little support and development, within existing, or dwindling resources, whilst facing structural discrimination, inequality, or harassment, and in the context of difficult workplace relationships. To solve the challenges that we face, we need to be at our best, able to look up and out with confidence to see opportunities on the horizon.

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Cross Sector Collaboration Is How We Win

In a world and sector in crisis, the cost of living surge bears down on society and charities, especially smaller ones, which face closure. Despite our efforts, we grapple within the confines of our own systems. The call for collaborative systemic change remains largely unanswered, leaving dedicated individuals to shoulder this colossal burden. It's time to align our actions with our asks, fostering cross-sector collaboration and putting partnership at the heart of every strategy. This is how we ignite the spark for collective progress.

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Death of the Cookie

Cookies have been used to build retargeting audiences and power modelling for targeting new audiences. They’ve had lots of uses. And they’re about to disappear. This is a good thing. The move toward a privacy and transparency-centric web is behind this.

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Ethical Storytelling - 10 tips

When charities share the stories of those they support, we capture people in a particular set of circumstances: circumstances that, given the nature of our work, we hope will quickly change for the better. We reduce them to the challenge they are facing. We trap them in time. As a sector, we are starting to acknowledge the damage we do when we treat people’s stories as our property. So how do we change course?

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7 Ways to Create a Charity Paid Ad That Gets Results

Are you looking for top tips on creating a charity paid ad that generates a great return on revenue?

Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll go over 7 of the best ways to create a charity paid social media ad that gets results. Whether you’re just starting or an experienced marketer, these tips will help you create an effective, successful paid ad for your charity. So let’s get started!

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A Letter To Recruiting Managers, Yours Sincerely - A Job Seeker: Part 2

A year ago, I was 2 months into my current role after almost a full year of redundancy, job hunting, interim work and a general feeling of being unsettled and unsafe. I had finally been fortunate to find a role that provided me with familiarity – working with people I had worked with previously so I could feel safe, whilst doing what I loved.

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3 Reasons Why Corporate Fundraisers Are AWESOME

Guest blogger Caroline Danks of LarkOwl talks foul-mouthed Christian rock bands and sleepouts… In my first ever fundraising role, I was part of a team of four focused on trusts and statutory fundraising.  I loved it!  The research and writing elements felt like an easy segue from my degree coursework. 

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AmazonSmile: What's Next?

Amazon has recently announced that it will end its charity donation scheme, “AmazonSmile”. It will end by February 20th with some financial assistance given by Amazon to help with the transition.

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Our 2022 With You

We’re big on building things in the open and including you in our decisions. So this is our honest review of 2022 before we kick off things for 2023.

This might not be the most exciting read for many of you. But, for transparency, I want it to exist somewhere so you can see behind the curtain.

Before I get into the stats though, I want to say ‘thank you’.

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Fundraising Through An Economic & Political Catastrophe

When there is less to go around and more people to help, it’s difficult not to feel like the work we do as fundraisers is nothing more than a sticking plaster. And not even a good waterproof sticking plaster with a fun cartoon character on it. I’m talking one of those useless sticking plasters which peels off at the first sign of a single bead of sweat.

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Speakers Must Be Paid. End of.

When Nikki and I launched Fundraising Everywhere in 2019 we wanted to create a fundraising community and training events that were affordable, accessible, engaging and human. We wanted to elevate speakers to new audiences and give them the same opportunities we had been so fortunate to have had ourselves.

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To Change The Funding System, We Have To Work Together

Recently, we at I.G. Advisors opened applications for our #FixTheFlow Fellowship, and I’m really grateful to Fundraising Everywhere for supporting what we’re doing, and inviting me to share a bit about why we’ve developed the programme. To do that, I’d like to tell you a bit about my journey as a fundraiser, and as (what I call) a resource activist.

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Data: the good, the bad, the ugly

Data: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Written by Leesa Harwood, Owner of By The Waves Charity Consulting. Too much of a good thing Data is great.  It underpins good decision-making.  It helps fundraisers to understand supporters, articulate impact, measure success and prioritise the deployment of finite resources.  But you can have too much of a good

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Legacy Fundraising In The 2020s

As many people reading this blog will already know, the value of legacy giving is predicted to increase dramatically over the next few decades, with legacy income set to more than double in real terms by 2050.

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Why I’m leaving my job in international development

I Co-Founded a small international development charity when I was fresh out of university, age 21. I had visited Kenya as a volunteer a few times as a teenager and I returned home filled with rage and sorrow at the injustice of what I had seen. I didn’t feel it or know it at the time, but looking back 14 years later, I was peak White Saviour.

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Small Charities Are The Future

Life is tough at the moment, and it’s getting tougher for many. I set up my own business against the backdrop of COVID. In fact, weirdly it was fuelled by COVID. As charities really started to think about doing things differently, rather than just talking about it. The world is

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How to become a better fundraiser with Members March

Written by Mandi Hine Why Members March? What is Members March, and why should you get involved?After all, you’re already super slammed, pulled in multiple directions and wondering why (or how) you should try and make time for one more thing. I hope my 5 top reasons to embrace Members

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