Bonfire of the agencies: the toll 2015 took on fundraising agencies
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Bonfire of the agencies: the toll 2015 took on fundraising agencies

22 Jan 2016 | Hugh Radojev

Fundraising practice came under intense media and political scrutiny last year, and while charities got burned it was the agencies which were thrown into the fire. Hugh Radojev sifts through the ashes of 2015.

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The world beyond: what charities can learn from non-fundraising campaigns

After a year of navel gazing, we asked members of the charity community to look beyond the sector and choose their favourite commercial or non-fundraising campaigns of last year. By way of introduction, Stephen Cotterill takes a look at John Lewis’s Man on the Moon.

More questions than answers: what did we learn from the Fundraising Review Summit?

The Fundraising Review Summit took place on Friday. While a number of things were announced, Hugh Radojev says the waters remain muddied.

Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns

Déjà vu is an occupational hazard in fundraising. When fundraisers are as obsessed with innovation as boards are with minimising risk, imitation is inevitable. Hugh Radojev compares some of the more similar fundraising campaigns of 2015.

Who are the major donor gatekeepers? And what do they want from us?

Any major donor fundraiser knows that getting access to wealthy individuals can be a challenge. There’s a plethora of advisers, asset managers, bankers and other handlers between you and the prize. Stephen Cotterill takes a look at whether this can be turned to your advantage.

Driving income growth through a charity's brand

Hope and Homes for Children intends to increase income from £7m to £30m a year by 2022. Boris Pomroy says its brand will be the primary engine for growth.

Street life: 20 years of international face-to-face fundraising

It is 20 years since face-to-face fundraising burst onto our streets and revolutionised individual giving. Despite its ripe old age, there is still life in the old legs yet, finds Stephen Cotterill.

Why are fundraisers afraid of the Fundraising Preference Service?

Of all the ideas proposed in the Etherington Review of Fundraising, none has caused as much controversy as the Fundraising Preference Service. Hugh Radojev explores why the sector is so worried.

Fundraising regulation review: The key recommendations

Today Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has published his review of fundraising regulation. We summarise the principal recommendations.

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