Love me, love me not: Can relationship fundraising redeem the sector?

Love me, love me not: Can relationship fundraising redeem the sector?

8 Feb 2016 | Stephen Cotterill

Relationship fundraising has been the darling of theorists for decades, but seemingly left on the shelf when it comes to everyday practice. Could it be the route to redemption now fundraising faces its darkest hour, asks Stephen Cotterill.


Love me, love me not: Can relationship fundraising redeem the sector?

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JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform added the ability to share pages via the messaging app in April.

Sector bodies launch campaign to promote government grants for charities

The Directory of Social Change, Charity Finance Group, Children England, Navca and the Lloyds Bank Foundation have come together to launch the Grants for Good campaign, to promote government grants going to charities and voluntary groups.

Fundraising campaign to help fictional character raises £20,000 for Refuge

A JustGiving page started by a fan of The Archers has raised over £20,000 in three days for domestic violence charity Refuge in response to the Helen Titchener abuse storyline. 

Nearly three-quarters of smaller charities feel that trustees already ‘play a clear role’ in fundraising

The results of a survey into the views of smaller charities on proposed fundraising reforms has found that 72 per cent of respondents feel that their organisation’s trustees already “play a clear role” in fundraising strategy.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

More than £1.5bn of National Lottery funding awarded across the UK in 2015

New figures from the National Lottery show that more than £1.5bn of funding was awarded to charitable organisations in 2015.

Cancer Research UK to share ‘learnings’ from nationwide contactless collections rollout

Cancer Research UK has promised to share the results of its nationwide contactless collections trial for World Cancer Day with the wider charity sector.

Etherington criticises IoF for resisting creation of Fundraising Regulator

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has criticised the Institute of Fundraising for not behaving in a “grown-up” manner and fighting a “rearguard action”, rather than supporting the new Fundraising Regulator.

Study shows no ‘direct correlation’ between levels of taxation and amount people donate to charity

An international giving analysis has found no correlation between levels of taxation and government spending and the amount individuals give to charity, according to a report published by Charities Aid Foundation.

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