Why are organisations that claim all your money will go to the cause so successful at seizing the moral high ground? Ian MacQuillin wonders how we can make our arguments against zero-cost fundraising more convincingContinue reading OPINION: How do we change the conversation about zero-cost fundraising?
Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest – September 2021 (and a bit further back)
- 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.
Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin explains our new mission and vision, and how we are going to achieve it.Continue reading NEWS: Rethinking fundraising – Rogare’s new mission to build our conceptual knowledge base and change the learning culture
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.Continue reading OPINION: Do you think fundraising is as exciting as a four-winged dinosaur?
Rogare Council member Ashley Belanger explains that while getting involved in Rogare may not be for everyone, it is for anyone.Continue reading OPINION: At Rogare, I’ve found ‘my people’
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.Continue reading OPINION: Lightning will strike in the Critical Fundraising Network
- 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.
- 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.
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.Continue reading Simone Joyaux: always questioning, always challenging, always thinking