As the fundraising profession faces a skills crisis, is it time to introduce formal pathways into the profession?Continue reading NEWS: Raising standards – New report calls for formal pathways for fundraisers
What advice would you give a kid who asks you the best way to become a fundraiser? Not an easy question to answer. Ian MacQuillin outlines Rogare’s new collaboration with Cause4 and Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to research entry routes into fundraisingContinue reading NEWS: What’s the best way to get into fundraising? Who can say?
To better understand donors and build a culture of philanthropy, it’s not enough to think critically. It’s not enough to break out of your silos. It’s not enough to acquire new knowledge in subjects such as behavioural science. Ashley Scott says practitioners need to embark on ‘transdisciplinary’ journey to becoming a more effective fundraiser.Continue reading NEW IDEAS: Why fundraisers need to start a journey to an holistic understanding of donors
In response to the NonGraduatesWelcome social media campaign, Ian MacQuillin looks at the arguments for and against graduate recruitment into fundraising and asks whether NonGraduatesWelcome risks falling into the trap of anti-intellectual populism.Continue reading OPINION: The cases for and against graduate entry into fundraising
The fundraising sector in the USA will face a worsening ‘talent crisis’ if it fails to invest in the career development of Millennial fundraisers.Continue reading Invest in careers of Millennial fundraisers to avert imminent ‘talent crisis’
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.Continue reading NEWS: Second Rogare national report shines spotlight on critical issues facing Scottish fundraisers
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. Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest June 2017
Is fundraising a ‘profession’? As Rogare publishes a green paper on the subject, Ian MacQuillin argues that it isn’t, and can’t be while you don’t have to know anything about fundraising in order to become a fundraiser.Continue reading OPINION: The case of the accidental fundraiser and the need to professionalise fundraising
- Fundraising falls short of being a ‘profession’ assessed against usual criteria
- Lack of professional status leads to lack of respect from peers
- Formal entry route into fundraising needed.