In response to the NonGraduatesWelcome social media campaign, Ian MacQuillin looks at the arguments for and against graduate recruitment into fundraising and asks whether NonGraduatesWelcome risks falling into the trap of anti-intellectual populism.Continue reading OPINION: The cases for and against graduate entry into fundraising
OPINION: The case of the accidental fundraiser and the need to professionalise fundraising
Is fundraising a ‘profession’? As Rogare publishes a green paper on the subject, Ian MacQuillin argues that it isn’t, and can’t be while you don’t have to know anything about fundraising in order to become a fundraiser.Continue reading OPINION: The case of the accidental fundraiser and the need to professionalise fundraising
NEWS: Fundraising needs to professionalise for the sake of future generations of fundraisers
- Fundraising falls short of being a ‘profession’ assessed against usual criteria
- Lack of professional status leads to lack of respect from peers
- Formal entry route into fundraising needed.