Fundraising Reading Round
Fundraising Reading Round-Up

Fundraising Reading Round-Up

I had a great time at the IoF Convention last week. It was great to chat to so many fundraising folk and to attend some thought provoking sessions. I'll share some of my learnings next week.

In the meantime here are some articles that have caught my eye recently. Enjoy the sunshine!

From the IoF Convention:

Notes from Tony Elischer's inspiring Monday plenary.

Alan Clayton on why we cannot fundraise alone.

Simon Shriver shares his notes from convention.


The PFRA launch a newsletter for councils. There's some good info on face to face fundraising that fundraisers can use too.

Kevin on turning buzzwords into action.

Rosie shares her favourite charity newsletter and some tips to improve yours.

Karen shares her newsletter tips too.

Two posts on capital appeals. Richard Turner on the private phase and Simon George on feasability studies.

Ten copywriting tips from Dr Seuss by Stuart Glen. 

Cause 4 Opinion ask where are the UK's social innovators?

Veritus Group look at emotional intelligence and major gift fundraising.

Donor Dreams Blog: Why spray and pray fundraising strategies don't work anymore.

Lucy with ten tips to get the best deal every time.

Penelope Burk discusses what causes donor burnout.

Good Works with eight tips for donor retention.

Nonprofit brand: who are you? A guest post worth checking out at Future Fundraising Now.

Another great retention article (and a simple calculation to help you) on 101 Fundraising.

Pamela Grow on the importance of getting your backend systems in place for monthly giving.

Four ways to create a culture of giving at your nonprofit.