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Fundraising Mastery: Don't forget the innovation!

My last post on fundraising mastery attracted some interesting comments and tweets and made the point that you also need to make sure you are mastering the right things and don't forget the importance of innovation.

With that in mind here a couple of innovation related items that I hope will be of interest...

I wish I thought of that


I'm delighted to be one of the speakers at 'I wish I thought of that' (or as the cool kids say, 'I WI TOT') an event organised by SOFII.  The concept is beautifully simple: 22 fundraisers will each have five minutes to talk about a fundraising idea that they wished they came up with.

It should be a fantastic afternoon and I looking forward to hearing all the speakers and picking up a few ideas.

At only £25 or £50 a ticket it is a bargain and should provide you with at least two or three ideas that you can take back to your own organisation.  I hope to see you there.

Innovation in Giving Fund

The second round of this funding stream has just opened and is looking to partner with national charities to develop new ways of giving and the fundraising innovations of tomorrow. It's a shame the deadline is before IWITOT, as I'm sure some of the innovative ideas will be re-hashes and re-imaginations of past successful fundraising campaigns and methods.

However, if you've got an idea then why not give it a go - what have you got to lose?

What would you choose? Do you have any ideas of the next 'big thing'?

I'm sworn to secrecy about what I wish I'd thought of, but I'd love to hear what you would talk about. 

Similarly, if you have any innovative ideas that you would like to get off the ground then please share them.

Simply leave a comment or e-mail me - I'd love to hear from you.