NEWS: Giving Architects to help expand Rogare network in New Zealand and Australia

  • Joins Rogare as our latest Associate Member to extend reach into Asia-Pacific
  • Explore ethics of fundraising for independent schools in New Zealand and Australia
  • Ensure that all Rogare’s work continues to be freely available to the fundraising profession globally.

Giving Architects, the leading New Zealand fundraising agency and consultancy who established its Australian team in 2021, is joining Rogare as an Associate Member, with a view to building our Critical Fundraising Network in in Australia and New Zealand, and hopefully extend it into SE Asia and the Pacific Rim. At present we only have a handful of Critical Fundraising Network members from Australia and New Zealand.

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‘Critical Fundraiser’ manifesto exhorts fundraisers to reflect on ethics and practice

  • Sister manifesto to ‘This Is a Fundraising Office’.
  • Describes behaviours that critical fundraises always do, and those they never do.
  • Encourages fundraisers to always be open to changing their views and opinions.
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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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NEWS: Second praxis paper looks at how to overcome donors’ ‘silent resistance to taboo causes

  • Second paper in Rogare series that translates recent academic study into practice
  • Looks at how people distance themselves from comms about ‘taboo’ causes
  • Recommends ‘deliteralising’ comms to use animations, songs and metaphor
  • New traffic light system to give fundraisers confidence in the recommendations
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NEWS: New Rogare paper collects essays on gender issues in the fundraising profession

In 2018, the fundraising think tank Rogare established a project team to explore gender issues in the fundraising profession. The project has two phases. 

Phase 1 was to clarify the what the issues are and our understanding of them. We completed this in 2019 with a series of long-read blogs on Critical Fundraising.

Phase 2 is to build on Phase 1 by laying out a road map of solutions to the challenges our profession faces based on Lean Out Feminism.

Today we are republishing the Phase 1 blogs in a single standalone paper, which is available from the Rogare website, either on our Gender Issue project page or our publications page.

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NEWS: New series of papers showcase fundraisers’ academic research to a practitioner audience

  • Rogare’s new ‘praxis’ papers to showcase fundraisers’ doctoral and Master’s research
  • Papers contain suggestions about how to apply the research to day-to-day practice
  • First paper – by Samaritans’ (UK) Lucy Lowthian – explores the psychological well-being factors that influence the intention to leave a legacy to charity.
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NEWS: Rethinking fundraising – Rogare’s new mission to build our conceptual knowledge base and change the learning culture

Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin explains our new mission and vision, and how we are going to achieve it.

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OPINION: Do you think fundraising is as exciting as a four-winged dinosaur?

If you can get as excited about your profession as palaeontologists do about animals that sound like they belong in a fairy tale, Ian MacQuillin want you to join Rogare’s new Critical Fundraising Network to take Rogare’s work to the next level.

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NEWS: New Rogare initiatives to collate and signpost best evidence-backed ideas for use in practice

  • New ‘Knowledge Collectives’ will sift best evidence- and theory-backed research
  • First Knowledge Collectives to look at legacy and corporate fundraising
  • Staffed by practitioners who are experts in their fields to co-create knowledge base.
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