What makes a movement?
From Refugees Welcome to the rise of the “alt-right”, mass campaigns are a force for change in today’s fast-moving world.
Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at Save the Children, looks at the lessons campaigning and fundraising organisations can take from the rise of popular movements.
Raising funds in America without your own 501(c)(3)
Vast numbers of charities outside America enter the US fundraising market, competing with the 1.6 million domestic charities for the £300bn Americans give away each year. Many of these non-US organisations have gone to the expense and trouble of forming a tax-exempt “American Friends” group - but is this the best option for your organisation? Ken Hoffman considers three alternatives.
Le fundraising en histoires
Il n’y a pas de fundraising vertueux sans, au coeur, une histoire. Souvenez-vous, les histoires qui nous ont le plus marqués, sont celles entendues ou lues pendant notre enfance. Nous portons en nous leurs valeurs, leurs émotions et leurs rêves – trois notions essentielles à la philanthropie – et prenons plaisir à les transmettre aux jeunes générations. Pour illustrer les façons dont More Partnership peut vous aider, nous avons fait appel à certaines de ces histoires qui ont traversé le temps.
The news behind the numbers
What do the data and trends captured in this year’s survey of giving to UK universities really tell us – about the past, the present and the future of philanthropy in higher education? And where should fundraising professionals focus now?
Adrian and Joanna have carried out their annual analysis of the 2016 Ross-CASE survey. Download their headlines – and some details to ponder for those at the sharp end - here.
PACAC reports on fundraising regulation
The latest contribution to the ongoing story of fundraising regulation in England and Wales is a report from the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC for short).
Our short guide to the PACAC report, together with some comments from Adrian Beney, is available to download here.
What next for the Review of Fundraising Regulation?
Adrian Beney was invited to attend the Sector Summit the followed the Etherington Review on the future of fundraising regulation on December 4th 2015.
His notes tell the story of what happened at the summit and offer More Partnership's observations on its implications, and actions that our clients and others might wish to take.
The truth about regular giving
Back in 2010, More Partnership and 15 partner universities embarked on a Regular Giving Benchmarking adventure. They wanted to learn from each other, see the big picture and discover what good practice looked like. Above all, they wanted to get better at fundraising.
This little book of data-driven proverbs shares some of the learning so far...
Etherington Review of Fundraising Regulation
Many of the recommendations in the review are welcome, but it also contains a number of significant threats to our sector’s ability to properly and respectfully fundraise from donors and potential donors.
This briefing is designed to help clients understand the implications of the review and how they might engage with its recommendations.
Review of Philanthropy in UK Higher Education
The Thomas Report in 2004 changed the conversation on fundraising for UK universities. We were delighted in 2012 when the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) commissioned us to research the sector’s response to its recommendations and present some challenges for the coming decade.
An Emerging Profession: The Higher Education Philanthropy Workforce
In 2013 we were again commissioned by HEFCE, alongside recruitment consultants Richmond Associates, to make recommendations on the future career development and training options for the fundraising workforce in higher education.
The Story of Fundraising. And More
Stories lie at the heart of persuasive fundraising.Some of the most memorable stories are those we hearand read as children. We carry with us their values, emotions and aspirations – all powerful concepts for philanthropy – and offer them to the next generation. To illustrate how More Partnership can help you we have drawn on some of those special stories.
Get to know More...
Here’s a pack of collective insights – from our combined 365 years of assorted fundraising experience. It’s also a chance to say thank you to our wonderful array of clients for being so stimulating to work with… and for contributing yet More insights to our shared philanthropic wisdom.
A forum for movers and shakers from the UK charitable sector, held one grey winter’s afternoon in London. Together, they lit up the room with intellect, passion and humour. They came because they share More Partnership’s philosophy that philanthropy has the potential to create a better world – and that more partnership (with small letters) is the way to harness the power of giving. Here are some highlights of the discussions.