#94 How strong is your organisation’s immune system?
#92 Aristotle and Face to Face Fundraising
I spy with my little eye...
#54 March of the deplorable minority
In the past week we have seen another F2F scandal hit the press. Fortunately, for the majority of hard working and honest fundraisers, it...
#50 July 1st team talk: “Go out there and give me 103.5%!”
More than 2 million Australians will receive a pay rise of 3.5% from July 1st. This means that the new minimum wage will be $18.29 per...
#40 Churn and burn your way to failure
In a recent F&P article authored by my friend and colleague, Matt Gilbert, a myth that has haunted our industry since fundraising became...
#35 I am a Paid Fundraiser and my employer will receive 100% of your first year’s donations
“The first $250,000 donated will cover costs associated with this appeal” is a line you will have never read at the end of a DRTV charity...
#34 The hidden costs of F2F
A comment from my last post prompted me to discuss further the real cost of face-to-face fundraising. By this, I don’t mean the potential...
#33 The death of a salesman
As of July 2018, only two of Australia’s large F2F suppliers will offer commission-only fundraising as their sole-model. Does this mean...
#31 They want how much upfront? For what?!
Today’s post is in response to a request for information from a former colleague. Yes, she has found a way to get the answers without...
#29 Better than a kick in the teeth
For the past twenty years we, as fundraisers, have been telling ourselves, our boards and our donors that the length of the average...
#25 How much will you pay for a donor?
What is the fairest and most reasonable fee for a new donor? A comment on my last post got me thinking about the best way to remunerate a...
#24 The cost of F2F is rising
The cost of F2F is rising, but it’s not all bad news. With this rise in costs comes a rise in social responsibility. As the CEO of a...