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Omaze and Idris Elba’s Valentine campaign for W.E. Can Lead

by Joe Burnett

A clever and innovative campaign offered donors the prize of a lifetime: a ‘date’ with superstar Idris Elba. 

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Bible Society: The Greatest Journey - Christmas Appeal

by Carol Akiwumi

By providing free resources Bible Society made it easy for supporters to stage their own nativity plays. This in turn ensured supporters could raise more donations with limited cost to themselves.

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Habitat for Humanity - Happy Mother’s Day video

by John Lepp

By featuring actual beneficiaries in this video campaign Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, Agents of Good and Atomic Spark found the emotional core of the cause to connect with donors.

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IWITOT at IFC: Save the Children ‘Most Shocking Second a Day’

by Spriha Shrestha

For I Wish I’d Thought Of That at the International Fundraising Conference 2018, Spriha Shrestha of Restless Development Nepal explained why she wishes she'd thought of this iconic video campaign from Save the Children.

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NSPCC: 'Can't Look' TV ad that launched the Full Stop campaign

by Giles Pegram CBE

This shocking 1999 TV ad helped to launch the NSPCC's Full Stop campaign bringing the issue of child abuse into people's home but it's more powerful because of what you don't see.

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Shelter’s hugely successful Christmas ecard campaign

by Alex Furness

Working with DontSendMeACard, Shelter allowed donors to send on-brand ecards and tapped into this emerging fundraising method with astonishing results.

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What Donors Want - perhaps the most crucial podcast you’ll hear this month. Episode three.

by Rachel Stephenson Sheff

We bring you the third episode of I.G. Advisors' superb podcast What Donors Want in which you can hear a fascinating interview with Adam Askew, head of funding partnerships for Comic Relief.

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Really Ugly Sweater


In a novel twist on the traditional ugly Christmas sweater, SOS Children’s Villages Belgium came up with a fantastic idea that promptly captured the attention of thousands of potential donors.

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The best of the best of direct mail

by SOFII Contributors

We bring you the best of the best: 17 incredible packs that we feel every fundraiser should be aware of and learn from.

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Treasures from SOFII’s archives

by SOFII Contributors

Come and dive into SOFII’s extensive archive to discover superb direct mail campaigns from decades, even centuries, past.

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