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: Community-centric criticisms are an opportunity for donor-centred fundraising to reinvent itself

  • Donor-centred fundraising (DCF) is facing challenges from the new community-centric fundraising movement 
  • DCF should accept these challenges and build on them to ‘reinvent’ itself
  • Sufficient common ground between the two approach for an accord to be struck.
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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: New project aims to ground discussions about gender in best current knowledge

The fundraising think tank Rogare (Latin for ‘to ask’) today publishes the first outputs from our project to explore Gender Issues in Fundraising (GIF).

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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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NEWS: Review of fundraising ethics must precede major changes to the code of practice

A “systematic review” of fundraising’s professional ethics is needed before any major review of the Code of Fundraising Practice in England and Wales is made, a new paper published in the Journal of Business Ethics argues.

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NEWS: Second Rogare national report shines spotlight on critical issues facing Scottish fundraisers

A lack Scotland-specific research and analysis of giving trends and fundraising practice is holding back strategic development of the profession. The conclusion comes form Rogare’s latest Critical Fundraising Report, which is launched today at the AGM of the Institute of Fundraising (Scotland) in Edinburgh.

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NEWS: New Rogare report identifies barriers to implementing relationship fundraising

  • Lack of support from senior staff and lack of evidence are key issues
  • New metrics for relationship fundraising are needed
  • Developing cultures of philanthropy and the professionalisation of fundraising seen as underlying issues.
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NEWS: Rogare’s theory of change aims to change ‘copy the case study’ learning culture

  • Encourages fundraisers to ask questions about evidence and theory
  • Basis for a new ‘movement’ of critical thinkers in fundraising
  • Aim to change fundraising by ‘influencing the influences’
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NEWS: New report series will identify fundraising challenges and issues around the world

A series of reports highlighting issues and challenges facing the fundraising professions in various countries around the world is to be launched by Rogare, the fundraising think tank.

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