NEW THINKING: Neither amateur nor professional but something in between – the ‘Corinthian’ nature of fundraising and the problems that causes

Fundraising is torn between the need to be professional while at the same time embodying ‘amateur’ values. Ian MacQuillin argues this compromise exacerbates a power differential between givers and askers.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – October 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good case.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – September 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ (there are two this month) is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – August 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – July 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEW THINKING: Mess about with your brand at your peril, Mark Phillips tells charities in Rogare’s inaugural Critical Fundraising Lecture 

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NEW IDEAS: Rogare launches Critical Fundraising Lecture series

Ian MacQuillin explains how Rogare’s new lecture series, which aims to showcase new critical ideas and thinking, was inspired by the annual Spirit of Cricket lecture.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – June 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we thing critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEWS: Giving Architects to help expand Rogare network in New Zealand and Australia

  • Joins Rogare as our latest Associate Member to extend reach into Asia-Pacific
  • Explore ethics of fundraising for independent schools in New Zealand and Australia
  • Ensure that all Rogare’s work continues to be freely available to the fundraising profession globally.

Giving Architects, the leading New Zealand fundraising agency and consultancy who established its Australian team in 2021, is joining Rogare as an Associate Member, with a view to building our Critical Fundraising Network in in Australia and New Zealand, and hopefully extend it into SE Asia and the Pacific Rim. At present we only have a handful of Critical Fundraising Network members from Australia and New Zealand.

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NEW THINKING: How to solve the ‘poverty porn’ dilemma by enabling service users to tell their own stories

Advocates of the different poles of the framing ethics debate (raising money vs ‘poverty porn’) have been talking past each other for at least 37 years. Ian MacQuillin describes a new way to think about framing ethics that presents a way out of this ethical impasse.

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