YOUR VOICE: Don't run for cover when the going gets tough
Published: Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:25
A recent spate of scandals across Europe has shown how damaging negative media attention can be for charities. Ilja De Coster, Fundraising Consultant and representative of Fundraisers Alliance Belgium urges sector spokespeople not to remain silent when the going gets tough, calling for a more collaborative response from charities, trade bodies and regulators.
Donors have high expectations of charities, says Günther Lutschinger, President of the European Fundraising Association and Chief Executive of Fundraising Verband Austria, and charities have to work harder than ever to meet them.
Your Voice: Continuing Professional Development is a must for fundraisers
Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:04
Charities have to take professional development seriously, but it is fundraisers themselves that must take ultimate responsibility for their own progression, says Paul Marvell, Director of Professional Development at the Institute of Fundraising.
YOUR VOICE: In tough times innovation is more important than ever
Published: Monday, 25 February 2013 08:00
To succeed in an increasingly challenging fundraising environment, charities must overcome their inbuilt aversion to risk and innovate, argues Lucy Gower, independent trainer and consultant specialising in fundraising innovation.