The main areas of fundraising

What’s the golden thread that unites us?

by Richard Turner

There were so many great and inspirational ideas shared at I Wish I'd Thought Of That 2018. Which of these will inspire you to transform your fundraising?

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Abortion Support Network 'Why do you support ASN?'

by Damian O’Broin

By asking a simple question of their donors and sharing the responses in later communications, a small Irish charity provided inspiration for all fundraisers.

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Hope and Homes for Children, End the Silence

by Catherine Harris

Hope and Homes developed a superb campaign to bring light to the lives of children in orphanages with their End the Silence campaign, using positive imagery, a novel pair of donation options and the music we all love.

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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

by Emily Collins-Ellis

A grassroots campaign by queer activists to support embattled striking miners in 1980s UK provides a blueprint for how apparently incompatible organisations can come together to effect real change.

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Crisis at Christmas

by Joe Burnett

The Crisis at Christmas campaign was presented at this month’s IWITOT in London. Discover for yourself how asking donors for detailed and informative amounts can give you an amazing 19:1 return on investment. I think we wish we’d thought of it!

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NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign - a fundraising triumph. Part three: the appeal

by Giles Pegram CBE

In part three of SOFII's celebration of the NSPCC's superlative Full Stop campaign, Giles Pegram CBE gets into the details of the appeal itself, focusing on great events, celebrity activities and the amazing work of the organisation's supporters and volunteers.

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Santa Dashes aplenty as the festive season approaches

by Joe Burnett

The Santa Dash is fun and colourful event that has spread across the UK and around the globe and raised money for a huge number of charities.

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NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign - a fundraising triumph. Part two: the launch and beyond

by Giles Pegram CBE

In part two of our retrospective of the NSPCC's ground-breaking Full Stop campaign, Giles Pegram CBE takes us through the details of the appeal, covering extraordinary events, celebrity supporters and bold initiatives which all contributed to the amazing impact the campaign had on the British public.

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Trócaire - September direct mail campaign 2017

by SOFII

With intelligent identification and targeting of donors, Irish charity Trócaire exceeded all their expectations with what they dubbed an ‘exceptional ask’ aimed at specific donors. Having honed this strategy over time, it’s now paying off big time.

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How to get from Good Intentions to a Great Supporter experience – and retention

by Charlie Hulme

In his second of two articles on how charities operate, Charlie Hulme looks at supporter journeys. All charities like to use the right words like ‘commitment’, but are they actually delivering results? When they do things right, the results can be outstanding, as Charlie demonstrates.

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