Hiring the right fundraiser for the job

When we hire a fundraiser we are responsible for choosing the person who will succeed for us. We can’t afford to benchmark against the candidates who turn up for interview, we must know the benchmarks already so that we know what success looks like before it walks through the door and introduces itself.

12 tips on making cultivation events work

Events are a really useful tool for major donor fundraising but will never be the be-all-and-end-all. In fact, they can easily end up as an expensive distraction is not set up properly and for the right reasons. Here are twelve points on which you need to be clear ahead of deciding to go ahead with a cultivation event.

What’s wrong with the 7 steps of major donor fundraising?

The 7 steps of major donor fundraising make a lot of sense – but they operate in a vacuum – in essence they do not give you anything to fix or improve. What are the 3 key areas that you need to be strong in to have a successful major donor programme and what are the key questions you need to ask yourself?