Major donor fundraising: what are you waiting for?!
Most charities seem fascinated by the concept of major donor fundraising, yet very few explore it thoroughly or have everything in place to run a major donor programme effectively. This is totally understandable as most charities are small, don’t have the resources and don’t know where to look for potential wealthy benefactors.
The foundling hospital appeal, 1728-1745
Thomas Coram was passionate about helping London’s abandoned children. He refused to give up until he’d created a home where they would be cared for and given the chance for a better life.
18 ingredients for successful fundraising (in Dutch)
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7Th annual Charity Times awards
Celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector, organised by Charity Times
You gotta love old people
If you are a fundraiser, you just gotta love older people. Fundraisers, on average are pretty young. Donors, on average are pretty old. So we have an interesting gap to overcome in connecting these fundraisers and donors.
Best fundraising links
For useful information and advice on fundraising, this article offers some great resources – UK based –
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“What percentage of your nonprofit’s 1st time donors make a second gift?”
Here’s the results: Donor Retention Survey
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The official International Fundraising Consultancy website
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This fundraising site offers administration and reporting, branding, customised pages, event registration, social widgets, free fundraising webinars and more.
This service has no raise requirements, is optimized for mobile users and has an extensive list of ideas to help you along your campaign path.
There are a range of plans for you to choose from so that the company’s fundraising services can best meet your needs.
Quick and easy to use, this site has options to let you create your own customised homepage.
This service focuses on inspiring compassion in others to support a good cause.
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Voluntary sector network offering different articles about anything about charities
With three different plan options to choose from based on your fundraiser, this service has a wide variety of features to cover a multitude of needs.
YouCaring has email support, accepts international currencies and allows fundraising for nearly any cause, barring legal matters.
Offers a platform to socialize and network with others in the Fundraising industry
The professional membership body for UK Fundraising. Their mission is to support fundraisers and promote fundraising as a career choice
A network of 20 leading fundraising associations, working to strengthen and develop fundraising in Europe
Gail Perry helps nonprofits of every size grow their fundraising as fast as possible
The world’s leading mobile first fundraising and communication platform for nonprofits
The best of nonprofit advertising and marketing for social causes