NEW IDEAS: Moralists at the feast – what really drives public hostility to fundraising?

We all know that many people don’t like being asked to give to charity. But what’s really driving this public hostility? Ian MacQuillin sets out to uncover these deep-seated objections to fundraising.

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NEW IDEAS: Critical Fundraising – a new mode of thought for our profession

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.
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OPINION: Arguments defending fundraising often don’t engage with the real objections

Objections to fundraising are often of an ethical nature but charities attempt to rebut then with practical arguments. Ian MacQuillin says that fundraisers should stop talking past their critics.
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