Actively listening helps to discover donors’ passion and raise more support

  Are you a fundraiser who spends a lot of time preparing for meetings before you go to meet with your potential supporters or partners?  Particularly for the first meeting?  And do you feel that despite doing everything you could, you are not receiving the desired results? If you can invest three to five minutes right now to… More Actively listening helps to discover donors’ passion and raise more support

Active listening helps to build strong relationships with donors

  Fundraisers are often taught and trained to be great writers and speakers to inspire, motivate and to build strong relationships with prospective donors. But what we are often not told that we can also build ‘stronger relationships’ with our supporters by listening to them more ‘actively’ and ‘empathetically’. Until we realise that effective communication is… More Active listening helps to build strong relationships with donors

Fundraisers can raise more if they know how their efforts are making final impact

If you want to know about ground breaking research on how a group of fundraisers facing high rejection rate managed to turn it around with just one tweak, which led to 144% more people donating to them, then please keep reading. They were simply shown how their efforts were changing the lives for good. You will find… More Fundraisers can raise more if they know how their efforts are making final impact

The future of fundraising – a personal perspective

What is happening in 2018 and beyond? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead and what are future priorities of the IOF in supporting the fundraising community and further developing the profession? The chair of Institute of Fundraising and Director of Fundraising of British Heart Foundation, Amanda Bringans delivered a master class on ‘The future… More The future of fundraising – a personal perspective