Latest Case Studies:

Strike Debt: the Rolling Jubilee telethon

How a superb telethon dedicated to eradicating household debt in America grew out of the Occupy movement.

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University of Sheffield, direct mail – the longer the better? Two page vs. four page letters

How the University of Sheffield drew on best practices to challenge their own preconceptions and achieve markedly improved results.

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Mind Pause Box

A beautifully designed self-care subscription box that was tailor-made for its target audience and encourages regular giving for Mind -the Pause Box is a trailblazer.

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Latest Articles:

Secrets of direct mail 4: storytelling, fundraising and the dialogue method

How does Siegfried Vögele’s dialogue method work in terms of storytelling? In the final piece in his series on the great man, fundraiser Chris Keating explores how and even asks why storytelling matters in fundraising.

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The A to Z of writing fundraising appeals: T to Z

Words of wisdom, notions of tone and urgency and the central importance of YOU - all are covered in this last entry in Steve Lynch’s A to Z of writing fundraising appeals.

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The A to Z of writing fundraising appeals: M to S

We bring you part three of copywriter Steve Lynch’s superb A to Z, exploring everything from the value of a good slogan to lessons taken from his mother and George Orwell. Stay tuned for T to Z, coming soon.

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SOFII’s July must-reads

Do you know how to properly thank your donors? Does your copywriting need a boost? Do you want to tap into the potential of gaming? Would you like to read an inspirational and emotional piece of storytelling? All these questions and many, many more are addressed in this month’s collection of SOFII must-reads from Pamela Grow and Craig Linton.

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The A to Z of writing fundraising appeals: G to L

From grammar to the length of fundraising copy via important takes on jargon, headlines and even Rudyard Kipling, Bluefrog’s Steve Lynch continues to take a fun and informative linguistic foray through fundraising essentials.

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The A to Z of writing fundraising appeals: A to F

Writing a good appeal is a big undertaking and isn’t as easy as some may think. In this handy guide Blue Frog London’s Steve Lynch gives a handy alphabetical guide to the dos and don’ts of writing a fundraising appeal.

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