Useful Tactics For All Fundraisers

  • Episode 85: Six Valuable Listens, with Louise Morris and Rob Woods

    January 7th, 2022

    Bright Spot · 85_Louise and Rob review 21 Episode Notes If you’d like to hear some useful lessons and stories from the podcast in 2021, or you’d like tips on what to listen to next, we hope this one will help. Rob is joined by the excellent Louise Morris of Summit Fundraising to talk about... MORE

  • Episode 84: More ideas for successful fundraising in tough times, with Rob Woods and Ben Swart

    December 17th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 84_Finding opportunity even in tought times (PART 2) Episode Notes As the environment we raise funds in will continue to bring plenty of challenges in 2022, how can we nevertheless find opportunities for growth? In this episode, which carries on from themes in Episode 83, Bright Spot fundraising trainers Rob and Ben... MORE

  • Episode 83: How to find opportunities for successful fundraising in tough times, with Rob Woods and Ben Swart

    December 17th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 83_Finding opportunity in tough times Episode Notes Even major difficulties sometimes bring opportunities. This is the central theme of The Obstacle is the way, by Ryan Holiday, a book that Rob read in March 2020, and which he has found very helpful during the chaos since. As fundraisers continue to face more... MORE

  • Episode 81: Inspire your supporters like Rose – PART 2, with Rob Woods

    December 2nd, 2021

    Bright Spot · 81_ Rose Aha moments Episode Notes It’s one thing to help your supporters and donors understand issues intellectually, but some fundraisers find creative ways to help people connect at a deeper level too. On his courses and in the Bright Spot Members Club, Rob describes various ways you can create inspiring WOW... MORE

  • Episode 80: Inspire your supporters like Rose on Strictly, with Rob Woods

    November 24th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 80_Rose Aha moments Episode Notes In Programme 8 of the current series of Strictly Come Dancing, Rose Ayling-Ellis, the programme’s first deaf contestant, did something very powerful. Midway through the routine, the music fell silent… and Rose and Giovanni continued dancing as though along to the music. In this beautifu MORE

  • Move them like Rose on Strictly – how to WOW your supporters with ‘aha’ moments

    November 17th, 2021

    If you’re already a fan of Strictly (on the BBC on Saturday nights in the UK), you’ll be aware there was an especially moving moment on Saturday night, in Week 8 of Series 19. For their couple’s choice dance, Rose Ayling-Ellis, the programme’s first deaf contestant, and her partner Giovanni, did a contemporary dance to... MORE

  • Episode 77: Gaming fundraising – more tips to grow income, with Will Robinson

    November 2nd, 2021

    Bright Spot · 77_Will Robinson Episode Notes Long before the era of lockdowns, gaming was growing steadily more popular and across all demographics. Tantalisingly, its highly likely that some of the people who care about your cause also play games regularly. Many larger charities have created strategies for fundraising with gamers. If yo MORE

  • Episode 76: Thanking – how to go the extra mile, with Laura Croudace

    Bright Spot · 76. Thanking – how to go the extra mile, with Laura Croudace Episode Notes Under pressure, it’s all too easy to put most of your energy into the search for new supporters. But if you want to grow fundraising income, a great place to start is to take a careful look at... MORE

  • Episode 74: Creating a culture that supports fundraising, with Mel Bushell

    September 16th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 74_Mel Bushell Part 2 Episode Notes One of the factors most likely to affect fundraising results is the extent to which your colleagues understand and care about fundraising. So the fact that the Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) now raise over 15 times more per year than they did 5 years ago is... MORE

  • Episode 72: Facebook Lives to grow fundraising, with Laura Croudace

    September 7th, 2021

    Bright Spot · 72_Laura Croudace Episode Notes All charities have needed to adapt during the pandemic and one powerful technique for engaging and inspiring your audience continues to be the Facebook Live. For examples of how charities continue to transform their results in this way, I was excited to interview Laura Croudace. In addition t MORE