Trending Sources

Throwing UK Fundraising Under the Bus

The Agitator

A number of thoughtful and concerned UK Agitator readers weighed in this week expressing a range of emotions from distress to disgust over what some termed the Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) latest “betrayal” of the sector. On August 18 IoF announced an Update to the Code of Fundraising Practice. It appears to some.

UK 26

The U.K.’s New Fundraising Sheriff

The Agitator

Self-regulation of fundraising went down the tubes this week in the U.K., and the nonprofit sector has no one to blame but itself. Communications Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

UK 22

Opt-in/Opt-out: Special to UK and EU Readers

The Agitator

At stake is nothing short of whether a charity will be able to communicate with its donors or prospects without first securing the donors’ permission.

Playing The Fundraising Blame Game In The U.K.

The Agitator

A fundraising firing squad is now being formed in the UK. Unfortunately, it seems to be forming in a circle. Once again ‘reforms’ will focus on tactics, vendor behavior, and steps aimed at regulating fundraisers’ behavior and preserving organizational income. Instead. Fundraising philosophy/profession premium

Arts Funding Crisis in the UK

JCA Insights

Greetings from London, where the arts world is bracing for its worst crisis since 1974, when a combination of steep increases in the price of oil and a coal strike paralyzed the UK economy and, by extension, the arts world.  The day of reckoning appears to be near in the UK.  How will British patrons respond?  Not a pretty picture. 

UK 26

Hey Slacker, high five!

Wild Woman Fundraising

by Ben Hunt , a UK web designer who is pretty fantastic at helping people create more engagement and money on their websites. Uh huh. NpTech!

Click 73

Join UK Donor Commitment Study

The Agitator

Here is a reminder … Our colleagues at DonorVoice are going to replicate in the UK their recent US study of donor commitment. The call is out for UK charities who would like to participate in the study, which will be conducted in association with Ken Burnett and SOFII. There are two elements to this project. ” Amen!

UK online giving up 85% over 3 years – but still only 3.7% of charitable donations?

Giving in a Digital World

At 50 pages this free report is a lengthy but worthwhile read, combining recent research into general UK internet usage as well as online charity activity, together with advice on how to make best use of online opportunities and some thoughts on how things are likely to develop in the future. What do you think?

This is not a pity party. You understand?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wow, hello hate mail! Actually, more than one person did, and I’m glad about it. I got a reader email saying, “I HATE YOUR PITY PARTY!

INTERVIEW: With Craig Linton, The Fundraising Detective!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Like, do the fundraising professionals in the UK get taken for granted, just like in the US? Fundratio chart of UK giving 2010. 6.

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). I’m so excited to share this interview with you! interviewed Jules Brown! REMEMBER!

Collective Joy = How to Harness the Power of #Occupy for Your Nonprofit Cause

Wild Woman Fundraising

Protest Puppet from Paris: Image copyright 0olong from Flickr. Really? What does your cause need next? Music! Face-painting! Big puppets! ” Ms.

YNPN presentation: Moving up in your nonprofit career: February 28th

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is exciting! Are you looking for a job at your desk right now? So, what will I be teaching? will tell you! So, so worth it. Digg this! Tweet This!

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Identifying your best donors.

UK 68

Which of these solution focused questions can you ask today?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately, thanks to my friend Christina Attard , I’ve been reading a book called Fry the Monkeys by Alan Kay. In it, I am learning about how to talk about solutions instead of just problems. When someone is down on themselves, you can ask:  What most pleases you about your work of late? You are obviously doing something right. What’s that?

What a terrific advertisement!

iMarketSmart

I really can’t say it any better than this ad thanks to LegacyVoice , a legacy administration and marketing firm based in the UK. Kudos!

UK Donor Commitment Study

The Agitator

Our colleagues at DonorVoice are going to replicate in the UK their recent US study of donor commitment. The call is out for UK charities who would like to participate in the study, which will be conducted in association with Ken Burnett and SOFII. The first will study a representative sample of recent, frequent UK cause donors.

Fundraising Hypocrisy

The Agitator

If you’re one of our 872 UK Agitator readers this is for you. And also for the other 7,247 Agitators around the globe. Here’s the deal.

UK 25

The 4 Best Examples of Non-Profit Video Storytelling - Guest Post

Social Media Bird Brain

Guest blogger Madeleine Hammond is a Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK based corporate video production company.  An oldy but a goody - the storytelling arc is a proven staple to video marketing. Here''s the second of three guest posts on the subject of storytelling for your nonprofit through videos.

The RIGHT Way to Ask for a Bequest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you know organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Identifying your best donors.

FAQ 55

Wired Magazine praises Cancer Research UK’s MyProjects crowdfunding site

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Online fundraising crowdfunding Bryan Miller Cancer Research UK Community Fundraising 2.0

Wired Magazine praises Cancer Research UK’s MyProjects crowdfunding site

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Online fundraising crowdfunding Bryan Miller Cancer Research UK Community Fundraising 2.0

Only Two Donor Responses: Passion Or Indifference

The Agitator

I suspect that most of The Agitator’s UK readers read the fundraising wisdom of Ken Burnett on a regular basis, and have already caught up with his latest gem, Adventures in emotional space. This post is for all other Agitator readers out in the colonies. Communications Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

UK 27

Six Good Nonprofit Infographics and What Makes Them Good

Social Media Bird Brain

Madeleine is a marketing executive at Skeleton Productions - one of the UK''s leading video production companies. This week''s examples of good nonprofit infographics was put togther by Madeleine Hammond. Robyn here. So what makes a good infographic?

UK 35

Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

Sometimes Professor Adrian Sargeant can be a real pain in the ass. We should all be grateful. And so should it do.

UK 33

Don’t Ask. Don’t Thank.

The Agitator

So I was mighty pleased to see that our UK fundraising friend Matthew Sherrington has managed to distill a lot of what we’ve had to say into a single post. Tom and I spend lots of time and spill lots of digital ink over building donor relationships, the importance of retention and donor experience. After citing lots of.

UK 32

Broken! Dangerous Fundraising Machinery

The Agitator

As I read and wrote about the press and public’s outrage over Face-2-Face and telemarketing techniques that’s spilled forth in the UK, I kept asking: “Why or how in the world could a sector this sophisticated have allowed this to happen?” I wonder how many donors give in spite of the fundraising machine, not because of it?!

The Future Of Fundraising: Bright Or Bleak?

The Agitator

This happy piece of insight is delivered in a new, important and thought-provoking series by veteran U.K. Fundraising is in for a bleak future.

UK 35

Free Ofcom report provides latest update on UK online market

Giving in a Digital World

Yesterday Ofcom , the independent regulator for the UK’s communication industries, released its latest Communications Market Report – providing up-to-date information on the nation’s use of all communications technologies from Radio and Television through to the Internet.

Free Ofcom report provides latest update on UK online market

Giving in a Digital World

Yesterday Ofcom , the independent regulator for the UK’s communication industries, released its latest Communications Market Report – providing up-to-date information on the nation’s use of all communications technologies from Radio and Television through to the Internet.

Ep167: Walgreens Sticks Its Nose Out, Raises $18 Million for Needy Kids

Selfish Giving

This UK import is dedicated to raising money to help children who are most in need, both in the U.S. Having a CEO from the UK helped!

Breakdown In Trust Is A Good Thing

The Agitator

The result of this failure manifested itself most recently in the massive outcry—and consequent demands for “reform”— in U.K.

UK 22

How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are the top skills required in the UK. According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Avoiding Regulatory Blunders

The Agitator

Last week, in The U.K.’s New Fundraising Sheriff ,  I noted the failure of UK fundraisers and The Institute of Fundraising  at self-regulation. That failure has now led to proposals for greater government intervention and the as-yet-unknown imposition of new rules that may prove difficult and even unwise. One thing is certain.

Trade 19

Preparing for Your 6 Minutes

The Agitator

Amidst the continuing headlines — New Shame of the Charities  and Charities to ban bullying of donors  — fundraising in the U.K. the Netherlands or the U.K. continues to be buffeted between media outrage and an all-to-ready willingness to cave into ‘regulation ‘  in hopes it will all go away.

LTV … The GPS For Fundraisers

The Agitator

In fact, as Charlie Hulme, head of DonorVoice’s U.K. Yet Lifetime Value remains one of the most overlooked and least understood metrics in our.

GPS 29

Donor Acquisition Series #1-WANTED: An Investment Mindset

The Agitator

Recalling the fundraising meltdown in the UK triggered by the Olive Cooke affair and the flood tide of negative publicity which was then followed by the ebb tide of accusations and calls for reform Peter asked: “Is it all OK now? Safe to go back into he acquisition water? We need, I believe, a.

The Most Pathetic Story I’ve Heard

The Agitator

No sooner had I finished reading Tom’s post — The Greatest Story Ever Told — than the phone rang with an irritated U.K. close friend of his who does communications and marketing got in touch with one of the infinite number of health charities in the U.K. Nonprofit management premium

UK 13

No More Grumpy Fundraisers

The Agitator

Each day for the past 10 years Tom and I have pored over dozens of blogs, papers, presentations and speeches prepared by scores of fundraisers.

Trade 16

Nonprofit Video Winners

The Agitator

The Best Nonprofit Video Award went to The Breath Before created by the UK’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Communications premium