Canadian fundraisers are using a new narrative to engage with their critics. But they won’t be ‘defending’ fundraising using facts. Ian MacQuillin explains the thinking behind the AFP Canada’s values-based advocacy of the profession.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: How Canadian fundraising is changing the way it engages with critics
American blogger and commentator on the nonprofit sector Vu Le kicked off a small storm earlier this year when he challenged the concept of donor-centred fundraising. Critical Fundraising collates some or the debate engendered by Vu Le’s arguments.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: The ‘donorcentricity’ debate
In the first part of this blog, Ian MacQuillin argued many fundraisers don’t have a consistent idea of what they mean by ‘donorcentric’ fundraising. In part 2, he explores some of the issues this can lead to.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Donorcentrism – all things to all fundraisers, part 2. What could go wrong?
Earlier this month, Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin spoke at a lunch hosted by CharityComms to discuss ‘rebranding’ the third sector. Here’s what he said.Continue reading OPINION: Fundraising must be central to any ‘rebrand’ of ‘Charity-UK’
In the third and final part of his exploration of the attacks on fundraising, Ian MacQuillin argues that the ideological narrative the profession needs to defend itself is undermined by anti-fundraising attitudes in its midst.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 3 – Why we need an ideological defence
In the second of three blogs, Ian MacQuillin outlines the two competing ideologies jostling for control of the public’s conception of how nonprofit organisations ought to operate.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 2 – are you a Voluntarist or a Professionalist?
The current attacks on fundraising are part of a wider ideology about how charity ought to operate. In the first of a three-part blog, Ian MacQuillin makes the case why the attacks on charity should be thought of as ideological.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 1 – happenstance, coincidence, or enemy action?