Do-gooders take note: Capitalism is your friend!

Charities should be less squeamish and see private sector as an agent of change, not the enemy. There’s a distrust of business, big business in particular, that I’ve experienced in my time in the “for good” sector that has always slightly puzzled me. It’s not that charity-private sector collaborations don’t exist; they do and there are … Continue reading Do-gooders take note: Capitalism is your friend!

Fundraising Innovation and the danger of the Echo-chamber feat. 4 top tips

The algorithm. Fast becoming one of the most powerful forces shaping our society today. “People who like that also like this” Amazon tells us. “People you might know” suggests Facebook, at the same time as suggesting products we might like based on its analysis of our posts and newsfeed. (Incidentally, Facebook seems to think I … Continue reading Fundraising Innovation and the danger of the Echo-chamber feat. 4 top tips

LSE/Birkbeck research on donor-NGO: What is it about “broken” that we don’t understand?

A new piece of research from Birkbeck/LSE highlights major issues with the ‘broken’ contract between donor and INGO’s such as Oxfam, Save the Children and others. It asks big questions of Fundraisers. It calls into question the whole basis of our relationship with the public and with our supporters. If you’re serious about the cause … Continue reading LSE/Birkbeck research on donor-NGO: What is it about “broken” that we don’t understand?