Can't buy me love? Walking the ethical fundraising tightrope

Can’t buy me love? Walking the ethical fundraising tightrope

“The worst kind of business environment, mixed with moral manipulation,” was how a friend of mine described fundraising in a large charity. I sympathise with those fundraisers, because I’ve worked in fundraising teams with heavy bottom lines and sky-high targets. Producing high returns on investment is the constant pressure on fundraisers so it’s not surprising...
Fundraising gets edgy - report back from the Edge Fund launch

Fundraising gets edgy – report back from the Edge Fund launch

Two days before the launch of the Edge Fund last December, there was a panic to find a bigger venue at Tonybee Hall because so many people wanted to go. The organizers seemed surprised and happy as no doubt their experience of launch parties is to book a small room to make it looked packed....