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Major Donor Fundraising During the Crisis and Beyond

1 July 2020

This is a recording from a webinar I did on 1st July highlighting what charities who’d raised large gifts in the early months of Coronavirus did.

17 June 2020

Some of the most common challenges I hear when I work on major donor fundraising with fundraisers and leaders are: “We have a list of…

3 June 2020

Am I the only one who gets excited about seeing a handwritten envelope on the doormat? Mine yesterday was a card from a friend. In…

2 June 2020

Coronavirus has changed our lives more than we could have imagined. In the conversations I’ve had with major gift fundraisers, Chief Executives, and Directors of…

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.

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

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?

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?

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…

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…

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?”

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.

9 December 2019

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

4 November 2019

Maybe more than you think when it comes to major gifts! So what should we call our fundraising roles?

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