NEW THINKING: Blog digest – November 2021

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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OPINION: How can we stop the mass exodus of fundraisers?

As increasing numbers of fundraisers start to leave their jobs, Karen Paul says urgent action is needed to stop the brain drain from the profession.

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NEW THINKING: Blog digest – October 2021

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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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: Raising standards – New report calls for formal pathways for fundraisers

As the fundraising profession faces a skills crisis, is it time to introduce formal pathways into the profession?

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NEWS: What’s the best way to get into fundraising? Who can say?

What advice would you give a kid who asks you the best way to become a fundraiser? Not an easy question to answer. Ian MacQuillin outlines Rogare’s new collaboration with Cause4 and Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to research entry routes into fundraising

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OPINION: The cases for and against graduate entry into fundraising

In response to the NonGraduatesWelcome social media campaign, Ian MacQuillin looks at the arguments for and against graduate recruitment into fundraising and asks whether NonGraduatesWelcome risks falling into the trap of anti-intellectual populism.

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NEWS: Fundraising needs to professionalise for the sake of future generations of fundraisers

  • Fundraising falls short of being a ‘profession’ assessed against usual criteria
  • Lack of professional status leads to lack of respect from peers
  • Formal entry route into fundraising needed.
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