Multi-media

Not many tasks are more challenging for today’s fundraiser than mounting a campaign that has to succeed across a wide range of different media. But, increasingly, fundraising and social change campaigns are required to work in more than one medium, often in several. Truly the twenty-first century fundraiser has to be a master of communication. To get one central message across consistently and effectively deploying all of the available media demands consummate professionalism.

St Michael’s Hospital Foundation: Living in a multi-generational world

by SOFII

St Michael's Hospital and Foundation's Urban Angel magazine is one of the best charity magazines in Canada, going from strength to strength. We take a look at its most successful yet, the Fall 2016 edition.

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Cesvi: ‘stop AIDS at birth’ campaign

by Joe Burnett

Cesvi launched the first fully integrated fundraising campaign in Italian history that was inspired by the words of HIV-positive child Nkosi Johnson at the International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2000.

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Friends of the Earth steadying the ship: looking after your supporters when a media storm hits

by SOFII

When the media storm around fundraising broke last year, Friends of the Earth acted quickly to get in touch with their donors and give them the opportunity to comment frankly and freely on how the organisation was communicating with them. 

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HIV/AIDS Alliance: ‘Come Together’ a bold and risqué TV advert

by Joe Burnett

A bold and adventurous campaign by The HIV/AIDS Alliance called ‘We Come Together’. In the most risqué TV advert ever broadcast on UK television, late at night, of course, they celebrated safe sex and prompted viewers to visit a bespoke website where they could buy a cheeky safe sex kit, the profits from which would go to the global battle against AIDs. Please note this case study contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. The video in this exhibit is sexually explicit so please don’t view it if you are likely to be offended. 

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ALS Foundation Netherlands: I have already died

by SOFII

This powerful and moving campaign gives a storytelling platform to people who have ALS.

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Crimestoppers: reverse pickpocketing is putpocketing

by SOFII

The charity Crimestoppers launched an integrated experiential and social media campaign to raise awareness of pick pocketing that also aimed to change public behaviour.

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St Michael’s Foundation: the Final Piece campaign

by SOFII

Here is another excellent campaign from St Michael's Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Take a look at how this team of savvy fundraisers took a simple poster and re-purposed it into a successful staff event that raised much-needed funds for their latest capital appeal.

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St Michael’s Foundation Christmas Poster Campaign: Give the Gift

by Joanna Culling

It’s never too early to plan your Christmas fundraising campaign and here’s one from St Michael’s Hospital Foundation in Canada to inspire you. This integrated campaign shows how to entice donors to give to bricks and mortar by focusing on compassion and people.

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Amnesty International UK’s virtual reality in street fundraising

by SOFII

Face-to-face, or street, fundraising gets so much criticism, so SOFII is thrilled to bring this shining example of it at its best. Through simple virtual reality headsets Amnesty International UK is showing how devastating barrel bombs are to the people of Syria. Click here so that you can see how ‘suddenly everything “over there’” becomes vivid and real’.

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Rethink Mental Illness ‘find Mike’

by SOFII

Here is the story of Jonny Benjamin's search to find 'Mike', one of the bystanders as he climbed onto Waterloo Bridge in an attempt to kill himself. Only Mike didn't stand by, he walked up to Jonny, talked to him and, most of all, he listened. Click here to see how Rethink Mental Illness put their brand in second place and helped to find Jonny's hero. It was a brave decision and one that brought many rewards.

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