KNOWLEDGE: Fundraising ethics blogs – regulation

This is a collection of blogs looking at the the ethics of fundraising regulation.

Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Fundraising ethics blogs – regulation

KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest January 2017

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 January 2017

NEW IDEAS: The fundraiser’s duty to ask – a philosophical rationale

It’s often heard that fundraisers have a ‘duty’ to ask for donations. Cherian Koshy argues that duty is grounded in the ethics of the specific role of the fundraiser.

Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The fundraiser’s duty to ask – a philosophical rationale

NEW IDEAS: The philosophical dispute between fundraising and data protection

Ian copy

Fundraisers and data protection experts appear to have very little common ground on which to talk about ICO’s recent enforcement action. Ian MacQuillin suggests the gulf between the two could be down to different philosophical approaches.

Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The philosophical dispute between fundraising and data protection

KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest October 2016

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 October 2016

NEW IDEAS: You’ve been reframed, Part 1 – are fundraisers and programme delivery ‘ideologically’ divided about beneficiary images?

The tension between fundraisers and programme delivery staff about how to best portray beneficiaries in marketing materials has existed at least since Live Aid and shows no sign of being resolved. In a two-part blog, Ian MacQuillin says the whole question needs to be reframed away form the simplistic notion of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ fundraising images.

Continue reading NEW IDEAS: You’ve been reframed, Part 1 – are fundraisers and programme delivery ‘ideologically’ divided about beneficiary images?

NEW IDEAS: You’ve been reframed, Part 2 – how we need to rethink the question of beneficiary images

The tension between fundraisers and programme delivery staff about how to best portray beneficiaries in marketing materials has existed at least since Live Aid and shows no sign of being resolved. In a two-part blog, Ian MacQuillin says the whole question needs to be reframed away form the simplistic notion of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ fundraising images.

Continue reading NEW IDEAS: You’ve been reframed, Part 2 – how we need to rethink the question of beneficiary images

KNOWLEDGE: Academic research into framing of beneficiaries in fundraising

This post is a start at listing the main academic research papers that have looked at the issue of how beneficiaries are framed in fundraising and marketing materials.

Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Academic research into framing of beneficiaries in fundraising

NEWS: Exploring fundraisers’ relationships with their beneficiaries

Rogare is assisting our Advisory Panel member Adrian Salmon to explore the relationships fundraisers have with their beneficiaries. Salmon is conducting a survey – which is being managed by the Plymouth Charity Lab – and will present the results at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland Conference in October.

Continue reading NEWS: Exploring fundraisers’ relationships with their beneficiaries

OPINION: For beneficiaries’ sakes, don’t allow people to opt out of even being asked to help them

Ian copySir Stuart Etherington’s review, published today, recommends allowing donors to opt out en masse from being asked to make a donation. Ian MacQuillin, rather unsurprisingly, thinks this is a bad idea. Continue reading OPINION: For beneficiaries’ sakes, don’t allow people to opt out of even being asked to help them