Major Donor and Trust Fundraising

  • WOW Moments: How Clio and Jane used ‘wow’ to grow high value income.

    In a world where most people are easily distracted what can we do to positively ‘break the script’? Is it possible to create positive surprise and connection in our supporters beyond what most would expect? In Episodes 88 and 89 of the Fundraising Bright Spots podcast, Clio Gressani describes the fabulous growth her high value... MORE

  • Episode: 91: More ways to grow major donor and mid-level income, with Lynda Harwood-Compton

    February 23rd, 2022

    Bright Spot · 91_Lynda Harwood-Compton     Episode Notes Most fundraisers are aware that improving relationships with supporters helps grow high value results. But what can fundraisers do to achieve this in practice? In this episode Rob is delighted to again to talk to Lynda Harwood-Compton, Head of Philanthropy, UK, at Animals Asia. MORE

  • Episode 88: Leadership, high value growth and WOW tactics, with Clio Gressani

    January 31st, 2022

    Bright Spot · 88_Clio Gressani     Episode Notes What you decide to focus your energy on every day makes a BIG difference to your results… The fabulous growth in high value income achieved by Shelterbox over the last 18 months has been achieved in large part by a deliberate focus on two result areas: creating... MORE

  • Episode 73: Offering the chance to give (aka asking for a major gift) with Louise Morris

    September 15th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 73_Louise Morris Episode Notes Major donor income is now very important for many charities that need to make up for the COVID-induced shortfall in other areas. So to help, I’m excited to share this excerpt from my interview with the always-inspiring Louise Morris, Director at Summit Fundraising. Together we created a new. MORE

  • Episode 64: Boosting major gift income during the pandemic – with Angie Turner

    May 19th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 64_Angie Turner Episode Notes As some income streams have been hit so hard, attracting major gifts has been more important than ever for many charities. But how do you do this, in spite of all the other pressures during the crisis? In this episode, Rob is excited to share his recent interview... MORE

  • Episode 63: Adding value to your supporters’ experience, doubling our income – with Hannah Carter

    Bright Spot · 63_Hannah Carter Episode Notes During the pandemic, the leaders of the small music charity, Ensemble Reza have been determined that their organisation should continue to make a difference for their community. In fact, by continually trying new tactics to solve their many challenges this year, the charity has grown its audie MORE

  • Episode 60: More tactics that helped our hospice FR – Individual Giving and Major Gifts, with Paul Courtney

    Bright Spot · 60_Paul Courtney Episode Notes Clearly fundraising has been immensely challenging for many hospices and small charities this year. It’s also true that the public still care about deeply about their favourite causes, so high value and individual giving fundraising have become especially important. So I was excited to have MORE

  • Episode 54: Increasing Major Donor income, Part 2 – CONNECT! with Louise Morris

    February 12th, 2021

    Bright Spot · Louise Morris part 2 Episode Notes Major donor income is so important to many charities looking to make up for the continuing COVID-induced shortfall in other areas. So in this episode we are looking at a crucial element of high value fundraising, that is, ideas to help you deepen relationships with supporters.... MORE

  • How to smash your target

    February 5th, 2021

    What I learned about increasing fundraising income from a high achieving fundraiser and ultra runner. In early March I saw on twitter that a fellow fundraiser, Max Newton was running the Tunnel Ultra. If you’re not an ultra runner, you’re probably not aware of this EXTRAORDINARY running event, so I’ll explain…its a 200 mile ul MORE

  • How a small music charity secured its LARGEST EVER MAJOR GIFT

    January 15th, 2021

    In this encouraging film, Rob interviews the irrepressible Paul Davies to find out some of the tactics that helped him make such a difference to his small music charities’ high value income, including a dramatic increase in engagement with supporters, and the largest gift the charity has ever received.     Want to find out... MORE