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  • Meeting an important supporter? – do this and get the edge

    A couple of months ago I was coaching a community fundraiser who was struggling to hit her targets.   Following the session she went and took more action than she had in months. As I tell you the simple idea that led to the change I’d like you to try an experiment.   Whether you... MORE

  • 5 well-meaning (but toxic) myths about Major Gift Fundraising

    Having coached hundreds of fundraisers to improved results over the last nine years, I have found a handful of well-meaning myths that swirl all around and are hard to escape. A simple way to make fundraising easier is to take responsibility for what you are willing to believe and pass on yourself. You can start... MORE

  • How to avoid the most common mistake when you set goals – wisdom from a Paralympic Champion

    In the year 2000 my charity employer sent me on a course. Brand new to fundraising, many of the ideas were extremely useful. And I was impressed by a neat system which our tutor gave us to make sure the fundraising goals we set were effective.   You may have been told the same thing.... MORE

  • Guest Blog inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's new book

    Every charity is an under-dog and has giants to overcome. Even the biggest charity brands (some of whom you may feel represent Goliath when you’re competing for media space or the same donor’s support), are themselves under-dogs in the face of Cancer or Social Injustice etc. So anyone who works for a charity, and especially... MORE