We’re joined by the fabulous, uncompromising and truly dedicated Jane Turner – fundraiser extraordinaire – from the largest student fundraising group in the UK, Loughborough Rag (shoutout to Loughborough University for keeping them well stocked with student volunteers!)
Here’s Jane receiving her incredible, and rarely mentioned, medal: https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/photos/pcb.856906071045715/856899274379728/?type=3&theater
We are joined by Jon and Jen, our lovely Canadian friends, in our first international episode. They are perhaps more well known as the Agents of Good who join us to talk about “donor love” – what we think donors want but what, it turns out, they actually need are two very different things!
Check out their top 10 blog posts here: https://agentsofgood.org/top-10-blog-posts/
We were lucky enough to be joined by Bradley French from Team Kenya UK, Anaily Castellanos from Anthony Nolan and Jodie Marsden from Depaul UK to talk through their experiences on the representation of young fundraisers in the sectorWe talk getting access to conferences and training when you’re junior Representation of young voices across the sector Getting confidence in a fast-paced sector The inside scoop on Bradley’s IoF committee membership!
We’re joined by fundraising consultant Caroline Danks who wants to challenge the idea short termism is endemic in the sector and how quick-wins put us under great pressure and cause us to under perform
Fundraising consultant Nikki Bell joins us from the leafy North East to bring up her gripe – charities not taking training seriously! We tackle the challenges around training; from managing expectations, to budgets and everything in between!
Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharityNikki
Take a look at Fundraising Everywhere, a new conference in November: https://fundraisingeverywhere.com
We’re joined by fundraising consultant and all-round happy chappy, Chris Richardson-Wright. Chris has a wealth of experience in the fundraising space and, since going freelance, a very salient opinion on unions – he asks, is the fundraising profession crying out for a specific and organised union?
Sian Elvin, award winning journalist of myLondon fame goes hard on press releases – and how charities don’t know how the system works! Hear from Sian on getting the right tone and content in press releases to pique the interest of the frustratingly busy journo (local or otherwise) who just wants to crack on with the next big story!
Emily Casson, Digital Fundraising Guru at Cats Protection and, according to Andy, more of a Twitter profile than a person, has had enough of viral! Emily takes us through the challenges of starting a, mostly remote, team of digital marketers and has transformed digital fundraising at Cats Protection. But alas, she still can’t make it go viral! Andy chats about Eurovision (for some reason), asks what TikTok is and Tom wants to know why blockchain is still a thing. Follow Emily on Twitter – @EmilyCasson Based in the North East? Get yourself over to the Fundraising Conference!