Philanthropy Revolution: How to inspire donors, build relationships and make a difference, by Lisa Greer and Larissa Kostoff.
Philanthropist Lisa Greer has said she wants to create a philanthropic revolution. But Ian MacQuillin says her ideas are anything but revolutionary, and ignore the responsibilities incumbent on donors in building ethical relationships with fundraisers.
Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: You say you want a revolution
As the fundraising profession faces a skills crisis, is it time to introduce formal pathways into the profession?
Continue reading NEWS: Raising standards – New report calls for formal pathways for fundraisers
With donor-centred fundraising subject to sustained critique and criticism for probably the first time, Ian MacQuillin asks why fundraisers feel the need to always put something at the centre of their practice.
Continue reading Why is there a compulsion to make fundraising ‘something’-centric?
As charities around the world face the biggest threat to their existence, there have been many calls for foundations to throw money at the problem to keep charities afloat, or to eliminate fundraising staff. But would doing so cause more long-term harm? Cherian Koshy says we need a ‘Ulysses Pact’ to ensure foundations and fundraising staff are still around to help future generations though their emergencies.
Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Charitable giving and emergency situations: Striking the balance between urgent need and long-term solutions
Canadian fundraisers are using a new narrative to engage with their critics. But they won’t be ‘defending’ fundraising using facts. Ian MacQuillin explains the thinking behind the AFP Canada’s values-based advocacy of the profession.
Continue reading NEW IDEAS: How Canadian fundraising is changing the way it engages with critics
What advice would you give a kid who asks you the best way to become a fundraiser? Not an easy question to answer. Ian MacQuillin outlines Rogare’s new collaboration with Cause4 and Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to research entry routes into fundraising
Continue reading NEWS: What’s the best way to get into fundraising? Who can say?