OPINION: ‘The end of donor-centred fundraising and the last fundraiser’

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.

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NEWS: Are donors ‘taking liberties’ – or worse – in their relationships with fundraisers?

The influence that donors can exert in their relationships with fundraisers is to be researched for the first time as part of a new project by the fundraising think tank Rogare.

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NEW IDEAS: Radically rethinking fundraising regulation to include duties to beneficiaries

Ian copyAround 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

NEW IDEAS: How to put beneficiaries first, without throwing donors out with the bathwater

Ian copyHow 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

KNOWLEDGE: More critical thinking at the Ask Direct Summer School

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.

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KNOWLEDGE: Exercise your critical thinking skills at the IoF convention this year

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.

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NEWS: How ought beneficiary stories be told? Evidence gives ‘tentative’ support to negative framing

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.

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