OPINION: Better nonprofit leadership will help avert future fundraising crises

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Fundraising is in or close to crisis in the UK and USA in part because senior leaders are confused about their strategic roles. Marc Pitman presents the results of a survey that shows just how confused they are.

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OPINION: Fundraising must be central to any ‘rebrand’ of ‘Charity-UK’

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Earlier this month, Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin spoke at a lunch hosted by CharityComms to discuss ‘rebranding’ the third sector. Here’s what he said.

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NEW IDEAS: The ideological attack on fundraising, Part 3 – Why we need an ideological defence

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In the third and final part of his exploration of the attacks on fundraising, Ian MacQuillin argues that the ideological narrative the profession needs to defend itself is undermined by anti-fundraising attitudes in its midst.

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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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NEW IDEAS: This is a public information announcement about understanding charities

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We know many members of the public don’t really ‘understand’ us in the charity sector. But rather than ‘teach’ them about what we do, Ian MacQuillin says we need to work with them to create mutual understanding.

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OPINION: Blog digest November 2014

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 OPINION: Blog digest November 2014

KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest October 2014

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 October 2014

KNOWLEDGE: ‘Overhead-free’ appeals encourage more people to donate

Because they want to maximise the personal impact of their donation, more people will donate to charity if they are told that all their donation will go to the cause because a major donor has already paid the overhead costs associated with the appeal. Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: ‘Overhead-free’ appeals encourage more people to donate