We train, we read, we study, we connect, we exchange, but is this enough? Are we truly seeking ways to transform our fundraising and to reengineer the DNA of fundraising as we know it today? With all the tools available to us I believe the most powerful is the one we focus on least, our mind-set. ... [Continue Reading]
Inspiration from Tony
Tony was prolific in his cutting edge thinking about fundraising, the future and how to achieve success. We have provided a selection of his inspirational written pieces and presentation clips below and these will be updated periodically so keep checking back to get some inspiration.
"Fundraising is about people, it's about dialogue, not monologue" Tony Elischer
Check here to get an update on the latest blogs from our participants and mentors, thinking from across the sector and interesting published research. This is not an exhaustive library but a place to go with a cup of coffee when you just need to recharge your creative thinking about fundraising.
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The New Lexicon of Fundraising Part 8 “Love is friendship caught on fire.” Northern Exposure One of the core lessons of leadership and management is that people can only take so much change. So, on the basis that we have come to the last of an eight part blog series to define a new lexicon for ... [Continue Reading]
The New Lexicon of Fundraising Part 7 ‘As with any journey, who you travel with can be more important than the destination.’ One of the most shameful statistics of 2013 came out of the AFP Fundraising Effectiveness report that concluded that overall donor retention was now only 39% in the USA! ... [Continue Reading]
The New Lexicon of Fundraising: Part 3 “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” Buddha So having looked at the very core of our profession, fundraising, and the centre of our world, the donor, we now move down the slippery slope of ... [Continue Reading]