BRICs offer potential gains and new challenges for face-to-face fundraising

BRICs offer potential gains and new challenges for face-to-face fundraising

7 Oct 2015 | Stephen Cotterill

As part of a wider feature on street fundraising worldwide, Stephen Cotterill highlights the fundraising potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China.


BRICs offer potential gains and new challenges for face-to-face fundraising

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#GE2015 – Charities’ election campaigns

Whatever the result following Thursday’s General Election, some charities have ensured that they have continued to campaign for the matters that most impact their beneficiaries and make their voices heard. We have put together some highlights of these campaigns.

How to choose the right language when speaking to supporters

Charities must be extremely careful to use the correct language when speaking with supporters, says James Appleton, project manager at Pilotlight.

Stephen Cotterill

Last month the Advertising Standards Authority published figures regarding 2014’s TV ad complaints, Stephen Cotterill asks whether the ASA is truly reflective of public opinion.

Five lessons for fundraisers from NSPCC and Oxfam

Paul Farthing, director of fundraising at NSPCC, and Tim Hunter, director of fundraising at Oxfam, explained their five lessons for fundraisers to delegates at Fundraising Live last week. Alice Sharman takes a look at what these were.

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?

Stephen Cotterill

Is the sector too risk-averse for brave new ideas? It has been 20 years since the last game-changer in fundraising. But there are positive signs and the next big thing might be just around the corner, says Stephen Cotterill.

Social charity spy: Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign

In our first round-up of charities making the most of social media to help their campaigns go viral we highlight Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign, a hashtag from Forget Me Not Children’s Hospital and a film from Save the Children.

Lucy Caldicott, director of fundraising at Clic Sargent

Charities must reacquaint themselves with the big ambitious goals they were set up to achieve, says Lucy Caldicott, because just doing a little bit more of the same doesn’t cut it.

Top of the charity pops 2014

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the tenth day Kirsty Weakley takes a look at some of the charity singles competing for the number one spot this year.

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