What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team
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What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team

21 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

This month’s magazine revealed the top 50 most influential fundraisers, but what makes a great leader and how do they exert influence within their organisations and the sector at large? Jenna Pudelek reflects on Fundraising Magazine’s Fundraising First Thing debate on leadership.

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What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team

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» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Higher education must get creative or crumble

Higher education could be facing a difficult funding future. Institutions must get creative with their fundraising or face the dwindling resources, says Adrian Beney.

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The Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition was the only practical one. Andrew Scadding warns we may even grow to like it.

iHobo - finally, a charity iPhone app that makes you think

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A hung parliament may not necessarily spell disaster for the sector, says Garreth Spillane. Just look at New Zealand.

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