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.
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.
Money Tree Fundraising Senior Consultant, Mike Bartlett, ponders on the fate of the third sector as Sir Stephen Bubb steps down as Chief Executive of ACEVO.
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