Details about the first charity greetings card* (1949), first charity rock concert* (1969) and first fundraising telethon* (1951) are among the entries on a timeline of fundraising history from 1900 to the present day, unveiled today by Rogare – The Fundraising Think tank.Continue reading NEWS: From CSW (Charles Sumner Ward) to CCF – fundraising since 1900
NEWS: Latest praxis paper says fundraisers can mentor donors to help them create more value in the way the support charities
- Third paper in Rogare series that translates recent academic study into practice
- Looks at how fundraisers can help donors create value in their own fundraising
- Recommends that fundraisers should be trained to coach and mentor donors to create more value when they conduct their own community fundraising activities
Why donor codes of conduct must become ubiquitous
Rogare has recently published a code of conduct for donors. Although published as part of our work on gender issues in fundraising, Ian MacQuillin argues that such codes have wider relevance.Continue reading Why donor codes of conduct must become ubiquitous
Rogare publishes Blueprint to dismantle patriarchal structures in fundraising
- Report contains 45 recommendations to bring about transformational structural change
- Based on ‘Lean Out’ Feminism
- Key recommendations include:
- Donor codes of conduct
- An awareness campaign to encourage men to call out misogyny
- Ratings agencies and grantfunders to consider charities’ gender performance.
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.Continue reading NEWS: Giving Architects to help expand Rogare network in New Zealand and Australia
‘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.
NEWS: How to apply normative ethical frameworks to ethical dilemmas in fundraising practice
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.
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
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.Continue reading NEWS: New Rogare paper collects essays on gender issues in the fundraising profession