The main areas of fundraising

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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NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign - a fundraising triumph. Part one: building the foundations

by Giles Pegram CBE

The NSPCC Full Stop appeal was the most successful charity fundraising campaign in British history. We bring you the inside story as told by a man at the heart of it.

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What Donors Want - perhaps the most crucial podcast you'll hear this year. Episode two.

by Joe Burnett

What Donors Want episode two features a dynamic philanthropic couple, Lynne and Peter Smitham who co-founded the Kiawah Trust in 2004. Their experiences have been varied and fascinating as they look to have the best impact with their money.

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Thinking of investing in segmentation? Be careful of these common and costly mistakes

by Charlie Hulme

For all charities, successfully identifying and profiling donors is crucial, but Charlie Hulme has identified five mistakes we too often make in the process. In the first of two articles, Charlie examines these errors and points to a different way of doing things.

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Marie Curie and Yorkshire Building Society – The Hour of Need

by SOFII

Find out about the amazing work Marie Curie in the UK achieved through their partnership with the Yorkshire Building Society. They smashed their fundraising target, involved themselves at every level of YBS’ structure and reached deep into local communities. An inspiration.

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The Polish Red Cross: Very Good Manners

by SOFII

This campaign by the Polish Red Cross showcases guerilla marketing at its most effective and innovative.

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SOFII's major donor showcase - introduction and contents

by SOFII

Do you work with major donors? Do you want to be inspired in how you approach and talk to them? Then this showcase will be a treasure trove for you!

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Bernie Barnstorms – I Wish I’d Thought Of That

by Fiona Pattison

Take inspiration from volunteer-led barnstorms for Bernie Sanders’ remarkable presidential campaign. Feel the Bern! 

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War Child - Armistice

by Joe Burnett

War Child, a UK charity that supports children caught up in conflict zones, had a brilliant idea for their ‘Armistice’ campaign, teaming up with several top gaming companies in a spectacularly innovative way. This could be a future medium for all NGOs.

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