Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, is bringing forward its project to develop a new theory of ‘normative’ fundraising ethics in a bid to stop the profession ‘making up its ethics on the hoof’ in response to the Olive Cooke case. Continue reading NEWS: New theory of ethics will balance duties to donors and beneficiaries
The ongoing investigations following the death of Olive Cooke are looking at how the fundraising profession needs to reform its applied ethics. Ian MacQuillin argues that we first need a theory of ‘normative’ ethics to inform these decisions – one that includes fundraisers’ duties to their beneficiaries, not just their donors. Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The gaping hole at the centre of fundraising ethics
The tragic suicide of Olive Cooke obviously has implications for fundraising ethics. Ian MacQuillin digs below the media hysteria to indentify what the real issues are, and suggest how the fundraising profession should respond.
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.
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 OPINION: Blog digest December 2014
The idea that donors get a ‘warm glow’ from giving is well established. But do fundraisers get a similar warm glow and an enhanced sense of moral identity from asking? Jessica Silye wonders if such an insight might affect how long fundraisers stay in their jobs Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Ask and you shall receive…a sense that you are a more moral person
Simon Burne dissects the criticisms of Band Aid’s reworked version of Do They Know it’s Christmas and finds them wanting Continue reading OPINION: Let in light and banish shade – in defence of Band Aid 30
We all know that many people don’t like being asked to give to charity. But what’s really driving this public hostility? Ian MacQuillin sets out to uncover these deep-seated objections to fundraising.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Moralists at the feast – what really drives public hostility to fundraising?
Critical Fundraising rounds up some of the pro and anti- arguments, and those that explore some of the more neutral issues relating to the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: The Ice Bucket Challenge
Ian MacQuillin explores the implications of new insights from behavioural science on fundraising’s professional ethics.
Continue reading OPINION: Fundraising practice and ethics are drifting out of alignment