Fundraising legends

Congratulations to friend of SOFII Lyndall Stein!

by Joe Burnett

Lyndall Stein, a legend among fundraisers and activists, deservedly won the Lifetime Contribution Award at the 2017 National Fundraising Awards.

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The wisdom of Roger Craver part two

by Joe Burnett

‘It’s always a fantastic time to be alive – it beats the alternative!’ The second part of our interview with the legendary Roger Craver continues, exploring technology, fundraising techniques and Britain’s own Trumpism.

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Still in the battle: an interview with Roger Craver

by Joe Burnett

Part 1 of an interview with Roger Craver. An activist for over fifty years, he has been involved in the US civil rights movement helping to establish Common Cause, the National Organisation for Women, the Environmental Defense Fund and Greenpeace. 

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The father of modern day fundraising: Harold Sumption

by SOFII

Ken Burnett was just 26 years old when he met Harold Sumption the man who would profoundly influence Ken's understanding of fundraising. In another of our occasional series, 'The most brilliant fundraiser I ever met' we have recollections from Ken, Giles Pegram and Pierre-Bernard Le Bas.

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Harold Sumption: the shy pioneer

by Joanna Culling

In this addition to SOFII’s Fundraising Legends series, Joanna Culling talks to Ken Burnett, who proudly shares the full text of Harold’s only published material – Yesterday’s trail-blazing and pointers for tomorrow

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Ben Horowitz of the City of Hope

by Rich Fox

Rich Fox met Ben Horowitz 39 years ago and he says he has never known a better fundraising mind before or since. Here Rich explains this brilliant fundraiser's philosophy for success.  

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David Love rocks!

by Gwen Chapman

Introducing Canada’s David Love – passionate fundraiser, donor and donor advocate, pioneer and influential mentor. Forever young and a true living legend of fundraising.

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A tribute to George Smith, 4th March 2012

by Ken Burnett

SOFII pays tribute to George Smith, fundraising guru and communicator par excellence, who died on Friday 2nd March.

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A profile of Mal Warwick: America’s genial guru of fundraising direct mail

by Christiana Stergiou

What we at SOFII have to say about this guy.

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UK fundraising’s premier wordsmith: George Smith

by Charlotte Grimshaw

Profile by Charlotte Grimshaw.

Dishing the dirt: what people who know George think about him, here.

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