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Don’t make the same mistake as Dominic Cummings with your key donors.

26 May 2020

All of the coverage of Dominic Cummings got me thinking about the third sector – as charities when things haven’t gone quite to plan with projects, when we’ve made mistakes, we’ve often thought how we can spin the truth with our donors. And no wonder.

Is Antonio Banderas distracting your charity? Why you should ignore the Rich List.

18 May 2020

Have you got your eye on those individuals on the Sunday Times Rich List? If your charity is serious about its major donor fundraising please ignore it

Are you in a post-COVID19 mindset yet?

30 April 2020

If you’re in that place where you’re starting to think of a post-Covid world, make sure high-net -worth individuals and major donor fundraising is part of that. Can you afford not to?

Telephone receiver off the hook on a wooden deck

A call to show you care

23 March 2020

Surely you shouldn’t call your major donors and potential major donors now of all times. They’ve got other things to think about haven’t they?

Guest blog – The slow cooker approach to major gifts fundraising

25 February 2020

Slow down your major gifts fundraising for deeper relationships and richer rewards The slow cooking movement was a revelation for me.  More so in the…

Expert, donor, global – different views for your major gift fundraising

19 February 2020

The Pride flag flying high, some seriously blustery weather and a beautiful lake view accompanied a great fundraising discussion with my friend, Henry Shelford, Head…

Picture of a major donor's shoes?

Putting yourself in their shoes

28 January 2020

One question that I pondered from the 2020 Institute of Fundraising major donor conference was “How often do we truly put ourselves in our major donor’s shoes?”

An ambitious major donor budget that you truly believe you’ll achieve

27 January 2020

Are you finalising your budgets at the moment? Did your charity miss their major donor target last year? Here are 5 top tips to having more confidence in your major donor budget.

The Friend Zone: let’s not go there!

9 December 2019

An enormous almond croissant, a mug of tea and an inspirational speaker. What better way to start the week?

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