- Beneficiary voices are as important as those of donors
- ‘Dignity’ is as much located in the image-gathering process as it is in the content of the image
- Including beneficiary – or ‘contributor’ – voices a “massive missing piece” of the ethical jigsaw.
- Rethink systems of accountability to be more accountable to beneficiaries
- Adhere to the five principles of good regulation
- Explore how models of regulating a common pool resource could be more widely applied beyond just face-to-face fundraising.
Has the rise of donor-centred fundraising obscured fundraisers’ duties to their beneficiaries? But if fundraisers really do have duties to beneficiaries, from where do these duties derive? Cherian Koshy gets to grips with some knotty philosophical questions.Continue reading OPINION: ‘The end of donor-centred fundraising and the last fundraiser’
Around the world, fundraising regulators focus their activities almost exclusively on acting in the interests of donors. Ian MacQuillin describes the change in regulatory philosophy that’s needed to bring beneficiaries into the frame. Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Radically rethinking fundraising regulation to include duties to beneficiaries
How can fundraisers reconcile the tensions between serving the needs of their donors and beneficiaries? Ian MacQuillin describes a new way to envision the role of fundraising within an organisation that might do the trick. Continue reading NEW IDEAS: How to put beneficiaries first, without throwing donors out with the bathwater
The first report from an initiative that aims to “close the ideological gap” between fundraisers and service delivery teams charity beneficiaries in marketing materials has been published by the think tank Rogare.Continue reading NEWS: How ought beneficiary stories be told? Evidence gives ‘tentative’ support to negative framing
Ian MacQuillin responds to the Fundraising Regulator’s critique of his and Adrian Sargeant’s recent ideas on fundraising ethics and regulationContinue reading OPINION: Fundraising regulation owes more than lip services to the rights of beneficiaries
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. Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest August 2017
Responding to the debate around donorcentrism, Ashley Scott asks whether fundraisers should look to anthropology to better understand what donorcentrism means, and how it could generate completely new insights into their donors.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: How anthropology can give us new insights into donor-centred fundraising
This is a list of blogs looking at how beneficiaries are considered in fundraising ethics.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Fundraising ethics blogs – beneficiaries