NEW THINKING: Blog digest – August 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – June 2022

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. 

Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we thing critically and imaginatively about them.

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NEWS: Charities should have ethical policies on their use of service user stories and images, new approach to framing ethics recommends

  • New approach to ethics of framing of service users 
  • Framing is ethical when it is based on the voice and agency of service users/contributors
  • Published in the fundraising ethics special of the Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing.
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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – September 2021 (and a bit further back)

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.

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NEWS: Beneficiaries’ voices should be central to NGOs’ story- and image-gathering processes

  • Beneficiary voices are as important as those of donors
  • ‘Dignity’ is as much located in the image-gathering process as it is in the content of the image
  • Including beneficiary – or ‘contributor’ – voices a “massive missing piece” of the ethical jigsaw.
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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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KNOWLEDGE: Fundraising ethics blogs – beneficiary framing and poverty porn

This is a collection of blogs exploring the ethics of how beneficiaries are portrayed – ‘framed’ – in charity fundraising.

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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest February 2017

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. Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest January 2017

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.

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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest October 2016

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.

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