Stories about fundraising,
the donor experience and
the meaning of life.
• The seven rules for happiness.
• The use and misuse of emotion
part 1: why fundraisers should study emotions and use them better.
part 2: three steps to transform how fundraisers communicate emotionally.
• Don’t just ask me for money.
• Where do I start? My first few weeks as a fundraiser.
• The truth, told well. How fundraisers can improve daytime TV.
• Diversity is not enough. How to get there, then go further.
• GDPR latest. Good news from the Regulator.
• Missing out on what matters most.
• Working together: the delight and value of uniting to realise a shared dream.
• Is fundraising an art, or a science? And is this a useful question?
• Meet the donors. Yes, real donors get the chance to say what they think!
• Spend less on programmes, spend more on your donors’ experience.
• How to create magic moments.
• Opt in or opt out? Two letters from the regulator.
• Why opt in will be bad for donors and causes, and should be resisted.
• Should charities invest in fundraising or stocks and shares?
• Data. How we use it and why we’re not getting it right.
• Changing fundraising for good.
• Continuous donor choice. Fundraising’s best opportunity in ages.
• Something called integrity.
• Adding new words and meanings to colour how fundraising is changing.
• Adventures in emotional space.
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