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Top Tips for the new freelancer

An updated blog covering some top tips for those considering becoming freelance whether in fundraising or not. All of the tips are based on Beth’s personal experiences having gone freelance in 2010.

Making the most of your day – every day

We do not work on a commission basis. Nor will we work on a no-win-no-fee basis. There are lots of reasons for that – it is frowned upon by our sector body, it offers temptation for poor practice, it exploits the weak, it misunderstands the fundamental team effort that is fundraising.

Doing the important things, not all the things

Time is precious and finite and should be spent doing what is important. Dividing your work into three areas – admin, donor/client time, future work – can help you ensure your time is well-spent across these three areas.