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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‘Critical Fundraiser’ manifesto exhorts fundraisers to reflect on ethics and practice

  • Sister manifesto to ‘This Is a Fundraising Office’.
  • Describes behaviours that critical fundraises always do, and those they never do.
  • Encourages fundraisers to always be open to changing their views and opinions.
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NEWS: Rethinking fundraising – Rogare’s new mission to build our conceptual knowledge base and change the learning culture

Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin explains our new mission and vision, and how we are going to achieve it.

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OPINION: Do you think fundraising is as exciting as a four-winged dinosaur?

If you can get as excited about your profession as palaeontologists do about animals that sound like they belong in a fairy tale, Ian MacQuillin want you to join Rogare’s new Critical Fundraising Network to take Rogare’s work to the next level.

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OPINION: Lightning will strike in the Critical Fundraising Network

Esther Kwaku of the Rogare Council explains who the conversations we have in the Critical Fundraising Network are fundamentally different to the types of discussions she’s had elsewhere. 

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NEWS: New Rogare initiatives to collate and signpost best evidence-backed ideas for use in practice

  • New ‘Knowledge Collectives’ will sift best evidence- and theory-backed research
  • First Knowledge Collectives to look at legacy and corporate fundraising
  • Staffed by practitioners who are experts in their fields to co-create knowledge base.
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OPINION: Are we curious enough about fundraising?

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.

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