Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles from the previous month 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 case.
The ‘wildcard blog’ is a blog that does not discuss ideas that are directly related to fundraising, but whose ideas we might be able to use if we think critically and imaginatively about them.
Continue reading NEW THINKING: Blog digest – October 2022
Advocates of the different poles of the framing ethics debate (raising money vs ‘poverty porn’) have been talking past each other for at least 37 years. Ian MacQuillin describes a new way to think about framing ethics that presents a way out of this ethical impasse.
Continue reading NEW THINKING: How to solve the ‘poverty porn’ dilemma by enabling service users to tell their own stories
As increasing numbers of fundraisers start to leave their jobs, Karen Paul says urgent action is needed to stop the brain drain from the profession.
Continue reading OPINION: How can we stop the mass exodus of fundraisers?
With donor-centred fundraising subject to sustained critique and criticism for probably the first time, Ian MacQuillin asks why fundraisers feel the need to always put something at the centre of their practice.
Continue reading Why is there a compulsion to make fundraising ‘something’-centric?
Caoileann Appleby looks at the prevalence of sexual harassment in society and whether this is reflected in the fundraising profession.
Continue reading KNOWLEDGE: Gender Issues in Fundraising – Sexual harassment and violence
How can fundraisers reconcile the tensions between serving the needs of their donors and beneficiaries? Ian MacQuillin describes a new way to envision the role of fundraising within an organisation that might do the trick. Continue reading NEW IDEAS: How to put beneficiaries first, without throwing donors out with the bathwater
Ever sat in a long and confusing meeting about comms integration? Paul Vanags has. Too many of them. Here he challenges what he says has become an unchallenged dogma that integrating fundraising with the rest of an organisations communications is necessarily ‘a good thing’.
Continue reading OPINION: Fundraising and comms integration: count me out – it’s time for Fr-exit ! (Fundraising-Exit!)
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 August 2017
Greater collaboration among professional fundraisers is needed to address some of the major issues facing fundraising in Ireland, according to a new report by the think tank Rogare, which is published today at the Ask Direct Summer School in Dublin.
Continue reading NEWS: New report identifies critical issues and challenges confronting fundraisers in Ireland
Meredith Niles looks at a new paper considering the role of behavioural science in designing and implementing more effective compliance and ethics programmes, and considers how the learnings could be applied to fundraising.
Continue reading REVIEW: Head to head – a conversation on behavioural science and ethics