Thank your donors… whatever they say!

Say thank you. Regardless of what the donor says. And listen hard for what the donor means when they say “no need to thank me” in case they mean “don’t make a fuss” or “don’t tell people” but would love for you to say thank you!

Remember what your donor gave you money for!

We often speak to donors introduced to us by charities we work with. We suggest this as a great way to get honest insight into what their donors think of their cause, their communications, their way of asking for money, their point of contact at the charity, funding...

Six Key Indicators of Success in Capital Fundraising

How do you know if you should launch a capital appeal?
How do you know that the capital appeal you’ve launched is on track?
How do you focus your efforts on the important things to make your appeal a success?
These six key factors will answer all of those questions for you.

Doing the important things, not all the things

Last year I started to hang out with business owners, entrepreneurs and the would-be self-employed. And none of them worked in the charity sector. It was both scary and illuminating in equal measure at the start. We were both so very different and yet fundamentally...

Why GDPR is good for your major donor fundraising

As consultants in high value fundraising, we are often being asked how GDPR will affect major donor fundraising. The question is also being asked, including in a recent edition of Fundraising magazine, whether this is the end of major donor fundraising all together....