Susanne Williamson asks why marketing professionals are taken so seriously that they are involved in the strategic planning of organisations yet fundraising professionals aren’t considered ‘quite up to scratch’. Read more
Some pundits in the field have asked whether the desire for growth in the sector is bigger than the capacity of the populace to support it. Anthea Iva, The Director of Redstone Marketing, asks three fundraisers for their perspectives. Read more
According to Caitriona Fay, some nonprofits need to lift their game if they want to thrive in the digital world – particularly when it comes to having the right skill set to address digital governance issues. Read more
According to Karen Armstrong, one of the key takeaways from the past year is the imperative to focus more on the experience and emotions of supporters. Read more
In this re-run from Hilborn Charity eNews, Canadian fundraising expert Gail Picco shares her views on the 15% charity overhead myth. Read more
Having spoken with a range of experts in the field, Lise Taylor says 2017 is set to be the year of innovation in fundraising, with digital technology, greater professionalism and enhanced transparency the keys to meeting increasing competition in the market. Read more
From challenges and overall results to new initiatives and future opportunities, five fundraisers reveal their thoughts about the current state of play for the fundraising sector. Lise Taylor reports. Read more
Fran Connelley delves into the difficulties involved in implementing the fraught National Disability Insurance Scheme – for all stakeholders. Read more
A good reputation gets people talking. A bad reputation gets people shouting. So how do you prepare for a crisis or hit to your nonprofit’s reputation? Phoebe Netto shares her expertise.
Could your charity or its staff be liable to prosecution by the Fair Work Ombudsman? Paul Tavatgis, Chief Executive Officer at the PFRA, explores what could happen when charities fail to get their compliance right. Read more
Tania de Jong AM points to the rapid rate of change that’s overtaking the world and suggests it’s time to reinvent the social sector from the bottom up by creating communities that care. Read more
Bill Buzenberg is a US journalist and news executive who has spent years helping nonprofit newsrooms raise funding from foundations. James Araci spoke with him about financial sustainability, the globalisation of the sector and emerging trends. Read more
Adrian Sargeant warns that if nonprofits don’t start putting in place a ‘proper’ plan for asking for gifts in wills, they may well miss out on bequests from an entire generation of baby boomers. Read more
Sean Triner says curbing the fundraising sector’s best acquisition channels will not help it avoid the commotion currently being experienced in the UK. Read more
Rob Edwards explores the possibility that Australian charities could be the subject of the sort of backlash that has occurred in the UK. Read more
Five fundraisers reveal their achievements, challenges and plans for growth.
Experts say the future looks bright but there is work to do for charities that want to turn changes in the different fundraising channels to their advantage – rather than being sunk by them. Read more
Upgrading donors is essential in any healthy regular giving program. Three fundraisers share with Anthea Iva what their organisations are doing to invite higher giving from monthly supporters, and how they are adjusting their upgrade activities informed by lessons of the past.
Sean Triner questions the future for direct mail, based on recent analysis of the transactional data of 74 Australian charities. Read more
Grant Field airs his views on the debate over profit-making by organisations that exist for social good not for generating wealth. Read more