How do fundraisers find themselves a major donor?
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How do fundraisers find themselves a major donor?

30 Mar 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Securing transformational gifts from major donors is a main focus for many fundraisers. Would-be philanthropists are out there, but charities need to know where to look and how to approach them, says Hugh Radojev.

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In May last year Civil Society announced that Project Prevention, an American charity that controversially pays drug and alcohol addicts to undergo sterilisation and long-term contraception procedures, would be coming to the UK. Here its founder Barbara Harris asks UK critics to think again before passing judgement.

Digital-do's in online giving

A digital relationship can be difficult to maintain. Jonathan Grapsas offers his advice on how to ensure you bag your online donors for the long-haul.

Haiti is an equaliser - don't dismiss the good individuals can do

Andrew Chaggar responds to Rory Carroll's article in the Guardian last month calling for an end to 'aid tourism' in Haiti.

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In days past, fundraisers could rely on their good intentions and instincts in doing a good job – no more, says Stephen Pidgeon. Fundraising is now an art that must be learned as well as experienced.

Time to harness the spirit of goodwill

Christmas is a time of presents, merriment and the spirit of goodwill, is it not? Then why is it so hard to get people to give, wonders Niki May Young.

Do your tweets have the X Factor?

Rob Dyson reveals how he used social media to capitalise on ITV's popular singing extravaganza.

No fundraising on commission: time to dump this regulatory relic

The long aversion to paying fundraisers on commission has become not only outdated, but threatens to stifle entrepreneurialism in the sector. Joe Saxton says charities deserve better.

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