April 20, 2020

We at Fundraising Partners believe there is a rare opportunity to transform the landscape of face to face fundraising (F2F) in Australia and New Zealand. With all F2F fundraising currently on hold, we have the chance to reflect, reconsider and re-imagine.

We believe th...

December 23, 2019

They say that only a fool would make predictions – especially about the future but let’s see how we went with last year’s forecast and take a stab at 2020.

Adam Watson MFIA:

Last December we predicted that 2019 would see the growth in inhouse F2F. Fundraising Partners ce...

January 20, 2019

Ken Burnett, in his book the Zen of Fundraising, teaches us, that as fundraisers, we should strive to be 15 minutes ahead. This mindset allows us to step back from being the master innovators of massive change and enforces the idea that we should do the best with what...

December 15, 2018

In 2017, we predicted that 2018 would see improvements in our supply chain management, less staff poaching and a greater investment in the donor journey. Two out of three ain’t bad.

So, what is in store for 2019?

My first prediction for the coming year is that we will se...

December 2, 2018

It might be Christmas, but snowflakes are ruining fundraising! Hold on tight for a mighty whinge aimed at the easily-offended.

If the role of your company is to share stories of the disaffected, disassociated, disenfranchised and discriminated peoples and animals of ou...

November 17, 2018

We’ve all heard some crazy ideas about how to best live our lives, so here are a few common-sense rules about love and agency relationships that we often forget or convince ourselves do not apply to us.

  1. If you don’t tell your partner when their actions hurt you, the...

November 4, 2018

Just as it is now, Christmas was approaching fast. The year was 1991 and the shops of Portsmouth had hung their decorations, put up their trees and were blaring jingles that played in the background of everyone’s minds for the rest of the season. A helpful 10-year-old...

October 20, 2018

Before we start, for the sake of my marriage and ongoing happiness, I need to make it super-clear that I am not actually looking for a 40-year old brunette with a sense of humour I just wrote that to make a point. I am, prior to publication, very happily married.

Your s...

October 6, 2018

This week, The Telegraph published its bi-annual anti-charity fundraising article, this time taking aim at the practice of charities desiring better quality donors and rewarding fundraisers for recruiting them.

At first glance it appears to be an odd target for the pres...

September 22, 2018

The hardest part of writing this article was finding a title. I eventually came up with ‘proud but concerned’ as it encapsulated how I feel about my industry.

A recent back-and-forth in the comments section of a previous post concerned me as one reader stated that the...

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