Under pressure: latest PFRA figures further proof of the damage done by the events of the summer
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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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Natasha Roe

For her dissertation for the Charity MSc in Marketing and Fundraising at Cass Business School, Natasha Roe examined whether branding can benefit small charities as well as big ones.


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