How to start major donor fundraising from scratch
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How to start major donor fundraising from scratch

24 Nov 2015 | Paul Stein

Major donor fundraising can look like a far-off, but glistening pot of gold. How can charities get to this potential lucrative market? Paul Stein explains how charities can access this revenue steam.


How to start major donor fundraising from scratch

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Lucy Gower, fundraising trainer and consultant

Everyone wants their campaigns to be successful, but what to do with efforts which don’t hit the mark? Lucy Gower says learning from failure is critical to successful fundraising.

What are funders' biggest complaints about grant applications?

Sometimes it’s just basic mistakes and oversights that will see a grant application end up in the bin. Tom Traynor reveals funders’ biggest gripes about grant applications.

Fundraising - getting ahead

Looking to move on and up in your career? Helena Sharpstone offers some critical tips for getting promoted in fundraising.

How to set up a lottery

Feeling lucky? Lotteries can be lucrative, but are a regulatory minefield. Clive Mollett explains the regulations to consider when starting from scratch.

The Gift Aid on Small Donations Scheme explained

Barry Gower unpicks the detail of the government's proposal to allow charities to collect gift aid on donations of £20 or less.

How to plan a black tie fundraising event

A successful black tie event is a feat of organisation, careful planning and balance. The Retail Trust shares its top tips for putting on a great – and profitable – gala event.

Insuring a right royal celebration

Lucy Page provides insurance advice to those planning to host celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June.

Losing control of fundraising

No charity wants to curb the enthusiasm of its fundraisers and supporters – but what can you do if fundraising gets out of hand? Geoff Trobridge offers some advice.

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