KNOWLEDGE: More critical thinking at the Ask Direct Summer School

Another week, another conference. This time, it’s the Summer School, devised, hosted and run by Rogare Associate Member Ask Direct. Now in its third year, the event will take place at Trinity College in Dublin on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July.

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KNOWLEDGE: A deep dive into professional knowledge at AFP I-Con in New Orleans

Rogare identifies the sessions at AFP I-Con that explore issues in fundraising from a critical thinking perspective.

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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest July 2017

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.

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KNOWLEDGE: Space bar – reducing the distance between donors and the fundraising events they attend

People think about things they feel close to in a different way to things they feel apart from. Harriet Day explains how Construal Level Theory can be applied to transform fundraising events by making donors feel psychologically closer to the action.

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NEW IDEAS: Donorcentrism – all things to all fundraisers, part 1. What is it?

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‘Donorcentric’ fundraising could claim to be the dominant philosophy in fundraising. But, asks Ian MacQuillin, can anyone actually describe what it really is?

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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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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: Summary of conclusions from Rogare’s relationship fundraising review

This is a summary of the main conclusions for possible ‘refashionings’ of relationship fundraising.

For the full findings, download the report: Relationship Fundraising: Where Do We Go From Here?

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NEWS: Major review of academic theory suggests how relationship fundraising could ‘refashion’ itself

A major review of relationship fundraising conducted by the fundraising think thank Rogare has recommended several possible ways to ‘refashion’ the discipline.

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