Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns

Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns 1

13 Nov 2015 | Hugh Radojev

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.


Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns

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Leaders of the pack

The life of a director of fundraising can be challenging as well as rewarding. In the attempt to monitor developments within the role, ranging from salary and gender trends to role responsibilities, along with the professional development opportunities, PF ran a survey.

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