Category Archives: Fundraising

Building a Kids Castle on Sand

At its height Kids Company was the ‘go to’ children’s charity for three political administrations New Labour, The Coalition and then the Conservatives in 2015. Led by its charismatic director, Camila Batmanghelidjh, who had the ability to impress all who … Continue reading

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Eight Amazing Organisations We’re Working With

At IFC, we get the chance to work with some extraordinary organisations that are making a real difference around the world. The work is interesting and varied, ranging from capital appeals to developing fundraising strategies. Here are eight amazing organisations … Continue reading

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IFC Netherlands Runs Fundraising Weekend For International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU)

Earlier this year IFC Netherlands director Helen Maynard-Hill teamed up with Becky Walsh Marketing consultancy to facilitate a weekend of marketing and fundraising brainstorming, learning and planning with IAU Executive Council at their AGM in Monaco. The meeting was a … Continue reading

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The Daily Mail Comes Knocking

As ever, the Mail’s recent article on fundraising needs to be taken with a bag of salt. Whilst the charities mentioned need to respond rapidly and publicly, all the charities I have been involved with de-duplicated their mailing lists against … Continue reading

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Did You Fail to Plan or Plan to Fail?

Failing to develop a solid plan can hurt your ability to reach your goals, but by putting in place the right process and activities, you can drive your fundraising programme towards success. Here are four crucial elements that should be considered:

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Anxiety and Management in the New Normal

Although fundraisers in the UK are becoming less anxious than in previous years, we are still menaced by threatened government cuts post the elections in May; sadly causing us concern despite improvements on many fronts in our fundraising performance. These … Continue reading

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A Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is peace on earth and goodwill to come from all people to all people. I know it is a tall order but recently I have seen real progress with groups of people coming … Continue reading

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