18 Sep 2014
This month’s magazine revealed the top 50 most influential fundraisers, but what makes a great leader and how do they exert influence within their organisations and the sector at large? Jenna Pudelek reflects on Fundraising Magazine’s Fundraising First Thing debate on leadership.
The response of charities to expressions of support and donations to Haiti appeals was far from equal. Jonathon Grapsas begins a mystery shopping exercise.
Gareth Jones argues that the campaign on behalf of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is focusing on the wrong issue, and that the Foundation must compromise if it is to prevent Scottish charities' funding shortfall.
It’s a well-worn warning, but social investment and ethical consumerism are entering a new era of strength in which charities will have to start compete for the ethical pound, rather than the charitable pound. Celina Ribeiro says the battle lines aren’t clear, but traditional charities need to pay attention.
I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.
Last week’s announcement that the Department for International Development will set up a watchdog for aid spending could portend a new statutory funding world order, says Celina Ribeiro.
The sector is failing to grow its own fundraising leaders, says Lindsay Boswell. It’s time for charities to start investing in talent and stop being frightened of promoting people.
The cryptic 'Give Us A Smile' poster campaign by the MG Association offers a lesson to all charities: make clear what you're advertising or deal with a confused public, says David Burrows.