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Looking for talent

We are looking for major donor fundraising consultants to join our associate team. You will need to demonstrate successful experience in major donor fundraising – particularly at the strategic end rather than delivery-only – and be able to turn your hand to all...

Achieving balance: foundations of fundraising resilience

Over the last year, I’ve heard increasingly of trust fundraisers struggling with competition and rejection levels typical in our sector. When the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 landed, it impacted, sometimes devastated, fundraising efforts across the board. At...

How you can judge a major donor programme by a cup of tea

As a high value fundraising consultant I get to meet a lot of great fundraisers and a few not so good if the truth be told. Over the years I've got better at assessing early on whether a major donor programme is likely to be successful. I always keep an...

Top Tips for remote working

Money Tree Fundraising is an entirely remote company. Whenever I get a sales call asking to speak to our estates manager, person who manages the company’s utility bills or similar I tell the caller this and I am often met with stunned silence and some...

Sample and Template Policies for Third Sector Organisations

Needing to create or improve your organisation’s policies and governance for your fundraising toolkit?  Have a look at these free resources, samples and templates on the internet.  You WILL need to adapt and edit templates to make them appropriate for your...

A Tale of Two Hospices

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity” So runs Dicken’s famous opening line of a Tale of Two Cities. Belief followed by...

Thriving as a remote worker

Before setting up Money Tree Fundraising in 2010 I had a “proper” job as a Fundraising Director and worked from home a day or two each week, so had some sense of what remote working took. Today Money Tree Fundraising is proud to be an entirely remote...