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19 Apr 2016 | Hugh Radojev

New PFRA figures show that face-to-face fundraising levels have fallen to their lowest level since 2009/10. Hugh Radojev says this is likely to be the new normal for face-to-face fundraisers.

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Alistair McLean's final stretch: the end of the cycle challenge

The final stretch of Alistair McLean's epic cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats has arrived. The FRSB chief executive describes the last days, and the multiple inspirations that kept he and his team going. 

Teamwork and tarmac, what keeps the McLean team cycling

Facing a 20 per cent gradient hills, FRSB chief executive Alistair McLean ponders what it is that motivates him and his co-cyclists on their epic fundraising ride across Britain.

Personal goals and sightseeing in lycra, McLean cycles north

Dropping in to the Beatles' sights in lycra gear and taking a detour through the Lakes District in memory of a fellow cyclist's father, Alistair McLean describes the progress of his cycle challenge from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Putting the 'challenge' back in challenge events, McLean's cycling journey

Broken bikes are no obstacle for the FRSB's cycle challenge fundraising chief executive. Alistair McLean blogs about days three and four of his journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.

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?

Thank you street fundraiser, says Ken Burnett

Hey fundraiser, can you spare two minutes to change the way you think? Ken Burnett says thanks to street fundraisers – for everything.

Martin Brookes, chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital

Findings in the new Sunday Times Giving List support Martin Brookes' view that UK fundraisers are not up to standard with high net worth donors, says Vibeka Mair.

Wayne Rooney, football-wallpapers.com

Only a smattering of people bothered to show up at the Public Administration Select Committee hearing on bankers and philanthropy on Tuesday, and those that did were almost unanimous in their sympathy for the poor old bankers. Vibeka Mair was there to hear it all.

Alistair McLean goes for a ride

Alistair McLean is serious about fundraising. The Fundraising Standards Board chief executive is cycling with a group of friends from Land’s End to John O’Groats. He’ll be blogging about his exploits as he traverses the country, about all things cycling, challenge fundraising and the experience that so many volunteers undertake for the charities they believe in.

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