NEW IDEAS: Never ending story – postmodern storytelling for postmodern donors

Common wisdom in fundraising is that you need to use ‘storytelling’ to connect donors to causes. But, asks Ashley Scott, are fundraisers talking in the right language to a generation that is fluent in postmodern storytelling techniques?

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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.

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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest September 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.

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NEW IDEAS: The donor is always right, part 2 – does it lead to donor correctness gone mad?

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If it’s beneficiaries, rather than donors, who are actually charities’ ‘consumers’, Ian MacQuillin asks if this changes how fundraising ought to be regulated.

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NEW IDEAS: The donor is always right, part 1 – is being a donor the same thing as being a consumer?

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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 consumers

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NEWS: Accountability to beneficiaries requires change of ethos among fundraising regulators

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.

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NEWS: New theory brings beneficiaries into ethical decision making in fundraising for first time

A white paper outlining a new theory of fundraising ethics is published today by the fundraising think tank, Rogare, at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.

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NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 2 – are you a Voluntarist or a Professionalist?

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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.

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NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 1 – happenstance, coincidence, or enemy action?

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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.

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