NEWS: New series of papers showcase fundraisers’ academic research to a practitioner audience

  • Rogare’s new ‘praxis’ papers to showcase fundraisers’ doctoral and Master’s research
  • Papers contain suggestions about how to apply the research to day-to-day practice
  • First paper – by Samaritans’ (UK) Lucy Lowthian – explores the psychological well-being factors that influence the intention to leave a legacy to charity.
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NEWS: Rethinking fundraising – Rogare’s new mission to build our conceptual knowledge base and change the learning culture

Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin explains our new mission and vision, and how we are going to achieve it.

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OPINION: Do you think fundraising is as exciting as a four-winged dinosaur?

If you can get as excited about your profession as palaeontologists do about animals that sound like they belong in a fairy tale, Ian MacQuillin want you to join Rogare’s new Critical Fundraising Network to take Rogare’s work to the next level.

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OPINION: Lightning will strike in the Critical Fundraising Network

Esther Kwaku of the Rogare Council explains who the conversations we have in the Critical Fundraising Network are fundamentally different to the types of discussions she’s had elsewhere. 

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NEWS: New Rogare initiatives to collate and signpost best evidence-backed ideas for use in practice

  • New ‘Knowledge Collectives’ will sift best evidence- and theory-backed research
  • First Knowledge Collectives to look at legacy and corporate fundraising
  • Staffed by practitioners who are experts in their fields to co-create knowledge base.
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NEWS: How should we study the history of fundraising?

  • What little study of fundraising history there is takes the ‘great man’ approach
  • We aim to explore research questions using social and cultural history lenses
  • Looking for fundraisers to be part of the project team, especially those who have studied history.
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Simone Joyaux: always questioning, always challenging, always thinking

Simone Joyaux, who died yesterday, is – and will be remembered as – one of the greatest figures in fundraising. 

The testimonials have rightly poured in for Simone. They have said how she was a rebel, a thinker, an advocate for justice and change. Many will also remember how she challenged us to ask cage-rattling questions.

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Making sense of criticisms of donor-centred fundraising

Donor-centred fundraising is not used to being criticised. But it’s going to have get comfortable with it and respond to those criticisms better than it has been doing. Ian MacQuillin tries to disentangle some of the issues

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