OPINION: The Commission on the Donor Experience – a good thing in itself, but philosophically confused

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The Commission on the Donor Experience has received an overwhelmingly positive reception. But Ian MacQuillin argues philosophical flaws at its heart mean many of its recommendations are not supported by evidence.

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NEWS: Irish fundraising agency Ask Direct joins Rogare as an Associate Member

Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, is delighted to announce that Irish fundraising agency Ask Direct has become an Associate Member.

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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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OPINION: What price fundraising regulation?

Adrian Sargeant

As it emerges that some charities have not paid the levy to the Fundraising Regulator, Adrian Sargeant asks if fundraising’s new regulatory regime represents value for money.

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KNOWLEDGE: Fundraising ethics blogs – beneficiary framing and poverty porn

This is a collection of blogs exploring the ethics of how beneficiaries are portrayed – ‘framed’ – in charity fundraising.

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REVIEW: Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos, by Heidi K Gardner

A new book on the need for collaborative working in the professional services leads Claire Routley to question whether fundraisers are as collaborative as they like to think, particularly when it comes to their non-fundraising colleagues.

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