NEW IDEAS: How anthropology can give us new insights into donor-centred fundraising

Responding to the debate around donorcentrism, Ashley Scott asks whether fundraisers should look to anthropology to better understand what donorcentrism means, and how it could generate completely new insights into their donors.

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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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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest May 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: Blog digest April 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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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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KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest July/August 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: A balancing act – applying ‘total’ RF to all donor relationships

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Ian MacQuillin explores how total relationship fundraising could ensure that supporters have harmonious relationships in all their contacts with a nonprofit organisation.

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NEW IDEAS: Refashioning relationship fundraising – it’s about more than just donors

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Fundraisers would have more success raising money if they spent more time talking to trustees and senior leadership teams, says Ian MacQuillin. Total relationship fundraising might just be the answer.

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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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