29 Oct 2013
When a man with the build of a boxer comes up to you, holds a potato in your face and tells you that “We don’t do potato throwin’ here”, you could be forgiven for being a little scared. You also know that it’s probably time to explain your somewhat left-of-centre fundraising techniques.
When I think about attending conferences, I think of overly air conditioned rooms, really bad coffee and processed meat sandwiches. I'm one of those people who always ducks down the street during the breaks for a hearty meal. But I love them (conferences, not the sandwiches) because I thrive on learning new stuff and meeting interesting people.
Men's propensity to give is governed by much more than just their hearts and minds, according to the results of a new study.
The Fundraising Standards Board and the Institute of Fundraising's PR machines have gone into full throttle to attempt to quash rumours that the self-regulatory body is in financial difficulty and is considering hiking up its fees.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Fundraising Standards Board chief executive Jon Scourse has admitted that the self-regulatory scheme will face financial problems if it doesn't attract more members.
A teenager with spinal cancer has taken out the inaugural Britain's Most Inspiring Fundraiser award. 19-year-old Nicole Dryburgh, who is wheelchair-bound and also nearly blind and deaf, was selected by Everyclick from a shortlist of ten exceptional volunteer fundraisers to receive the honour at a ceremony in London on June 11.
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