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Fundraising's most influential 'must exert their influence'

6 Jul 2015

In the wake of widespread criticism about fundraising methods it's time for the sector’s most influential fundraisers to exert their influence, says Stephen Cotterill.

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Five things we want to learn at the IoF Convention

Fundraising Magazine will be at the Institute of Fundraising Convention next week to bring you all the latest news and updates. Editor Stephen Cotterill identifies the big issues.

 Talking to donors: how often is too often?

Plans to limit the number of communications from charities to donors won't work, says Richard Hill, founder of Media Watch. But the sector must work harder to plan its interactions better.

Responsibility for good practice lies with trustees, not with fundraising professionals

Isn't it the role of trustees to be the guardian of values, asks Rodney Buse, chair of the commission which established the Fundraising Standards Board.

The long and unhappy saga of the Local Sustainability Fund

Last week the government announced a £20m pot of funding for charities. This sounds like good news, says David Ainsworth, so why are so many in the sector unhappy about the new Local Sustainability Fund?

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

Telephone fundraising

Telephone fundraising has been in the spotlight recently. Emily Corfe reflects on when she worked as a fundraiser and says it's time to recognise how difficult the job really is.

It’s time we gave donors some rights

It’s time to revive the Fundraising Promise, a little-known part of fundraising’s self-regulatory system, says Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy

'Frugging' undermines genuine research and harms the sector

Is frugging the new chugging? Jane Frost rails against the practice of fundraising under the guise of research.

Six tips on how to get your funding proposals noticed

Struggling to get your funding proposal approved? Pauline Carnet unearths six tips on how to make your pitch to funders hit the right note.

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