Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest December 2016
Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest September 2016
If it’s beneficiaries, rather than donors, who are actually charities’ ‘consumers’, Ian MacQuillin asks if this changes how fundraising ought to be regulated.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: The donor is always right, part 2 – does it lead to donor correctness gone mad?
Fundraising regulation is often predicated on the assumption that donors require the same degree of ‘protection’ as consumers. In the first of a two-part blog, Ian MacQuillin argues that it’s beneficiaries, not donors, who are a charity’s true consumersContinue reading NEW IDEAS: The donor is always right, part 1 – is being a donor the same thing as being a consumer?
Organisations that regulate fundraising need to move away from a ‘consumer protection ethos’ to ensure that charities can be more accountable to their beneficiaries, Rogare’s evidence to a parliamentary enquiry says.Continue reading NEWS: Accountability to beneficiaries requires change of ethos among fundraising regulators
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?
Some of the greatest thinkers about charitable giving have described fundraising as the servant of philanthropy. So why, asks Adrian Sargeant, is there now a movement that claims there is no link between them at all? Continue reading OPINION: Servants’ exit – Why are some people trying to sever the connection between fundraising and philanthropy?
Rogare has ambitious plans to transform how we practise fundraising. But before we can do that, argues Ian MacQuillin, we need to change the way we think about it.
Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Critical Fundraising – a new mode of thought for our profession