My pleasant conversation with a telephone fundraiser
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3 Aug 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley was on the receiving end of a fundraising phone call last week and disappointingly for a journalist, was not hounded or pressured.

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The closure of R Fundraising is an example of how not to announce redundancies

Earlier this week the directors of the Fundraising Initiatives Group announced a decision to make 99 staff redundant. David Ainsworth says the process was badly handled.

Hannah-Polly Williams

Good young fundraisers are worth their weight in gold, yet as Hannah-Polly Williams discovered at Fundraising First Thing, the sector still has work to do when it comes to retaining them.

Increased regulation should apply to the whole directing marketing sector, not just fundraising

Danielle Atkinson says restoring public trust in fundraisers is important, but new rules need to apply to the whole direct marketing sector, not just charities.

Society Diary: Looks like Americans love to f****** swear; mind you, so does Prince Philip

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Angela Cluff

Angela Cluff explores the pitfalls of modern fundraising and questions if there's a better way to do it. 

Why the Budget means charities will have to work harder for legacies

Changes to inheritance tax relief in the Budget will reduce incentives for people to leave legacies, and for professional advisors to talk about them, says Rob Cope of Remember a Charity.

The best that we can be?

Short term thinking at large charities is damaging the sector and causing fundraisers to lose faith with their own profession, says Stephen Lee, professor of nonprofit management at Cass Business School.

Fundraisers need to listen to donors

If we want to keep donors long term, we need to start listening to them, says Cian Murphy

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