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

The closure of R Fundraising is an example of how not to announce redundancies 1

30 Jul 2015 | David Ainsworth

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.


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

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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.

Angela Cluff

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

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

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

Final reactions to the IoF National Convention

With a heavy heart and bitter-sweet memories, fundraising reporter Hugh Radojev bids farewell to the IoF National Fundraising Convention with some impressions of the third and final day.

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