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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NEWS: Irish fundraising agency Ask Direct joins Rogare as an Associate Member

Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, is delighted to announce that Irish fundraising agency Ask Direct has become an Associate Member.

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NEWS: Most successful fundraising events fulfil participants’ psychological needs

  • New research from Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy
  • 10 key factors that contribute to “outstanding success” in events fundraising
  • Focus on fulfilling participants’’ psychological needs is key.
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NEWS: Dr Claire Routley selected as AFP’s 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award.

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