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16 Apr 2014 | Tobin Aldrich

Too many charities use the economy as an excuse for not growing income. Tobin Aldrich wonders if they lack ambition.

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Pecs for prostate

When a topless man is promoting prostate cancer awareness, Michael Naidu smells a whiff of double standards.

Making the most of the honeymoon period

I'm sure you remember the excitement of that new relationship. You can't get enough of each other, in constant contact, living in each other’s pockets, wondering what the next encounter will bring, waiting by the phone in anticipation of that call..? Right?

Bad call - the Pell & Bales telephone fundraising scandal

Telephone fundraising agencies are an easy target - as the recent News of the World attack shows - and fundraisers should defend them because they are critical to the success of our charity's work.

National Trust gives Power to the People

Let it never be doubted that the National Trust is as rock’n’roll as the next charity. The National Trust is potentially coming to the rescue of Abbey Road studios.

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?

Anything other than fundraising is not 'just a cost'

I once worked in a charity that bought everyone badges saying ‘I love fundraising’ and tried to instil in all employees the belief that they shared responsibility for fundraising. But there are risks in fundraising enthusiasm.

Is 1 per cent the magic number?

Giving is indeed a numbers game. But what number? Nick Hurd wants to bring giving levels up to 1 per cent but hasn't got any plans. What the sector needs is a five-a-day type campaign for philanthropy.

Should charities use chuggers or cold-calling?

It’s unfair for people to complain about 'chuggers' or charity telephone fundraisers - charities have as much right as any other form of business to solicit interest.

Campaigning and fundraising - it's so passé

I'm the kind of girl who likes to stay ahead of the curve. I think I have noticed the next big thing, and it is not integrating campaigning into your fundraising, it is integrating volunteering.

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