Most fundraisers only know enough to get things done in their day jobs. Which is alright up to a point. But, argues Nigel Harris, fundraisers need to be more intellectually curious about the factors that influence and impact on their chosen profession.Continue reading OPINION: Are we curious enough about fundraising?
The fundraising sector in the USA will face a worsening ‘talent crisis’ if it fails to invest in the career development of Millennial fundraisers.Continue reading Invest in careers of Millennial fundraisers to avert imminent ‘talent crisis’
Another week, another conference. This time, it’s the Summer School, devised, hosted and run by Rogare Associate Member Ask Direct. Now in its third year, the event will take place at Trinity College in Dublin on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: More critical thinking at the Ask Direct Summer School
If you spend a day at the Institute of Fundraising’s national convention at the Barbican from July 2-4, you’re almost certainly guaranteed to come away with some top practical tips that you can implement in your fundraising on your very next day back in the office.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Exercise your critical thinking skills at the IoF convention this year
Rogare identifies the sessions at AFP I-Con that explore issues in fundraising from a critical thinking perspective.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: A deep dive into professional knowledge at AFP I-Con in New Orleans
Ever sat in a long and confusing meeting about comms integration? Paul Vanags has. Too many of them. Here he challenges what he says has become an unchallenged dogma that integrating fundraising with the rest of an organisations communications is necessarily ‘a good thing’.Continue reading OPINION: Fundraising and comms integration: count me out – it’s time for Fr-exit ! (Fundraising-Exit!)
Greater collaboration among professional fundraisers is needed to address some of the major issues facing fundraising in Ireland, according to a new report by the think tank Rogare, which is published today at the Ask Direct Summer School in Dublin.Continue reading NEWS: New report identifies critical issues and challenges confronting fundraisers in Ireland