Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fundraising in a recession - roundup

Rather than add hundreds of links on the right, I will blog useful new stuff. Make sure you subscribe to feeds to get updates when a new blog is posted.
Adrian Beney reckons we need to understand where wealth really comes from before we talk to donors in his Professional Fundraising blog.
Mainstream Kentucky press article 'Hard times require more give and take' shares some Giving USA data, and also concludes with a quote from Sarah Warner, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass.
'"The most important thing is to keep asking for money, even though the economy seems rough", Warner says. "People are afraid to ask because they assume donors have lost money. "You can't be afraid to ask
"The top reason people don't give is simple: ...because charities don't ask."'
Stephen Bubb, CEO of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) in the UK calls for Government support of the UK charity sector in this Third Sector article.
Jenny Harrow and Cathy Pharoah of the ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (UK based, City University) reckon charities who invested in legacies are seeing legacy provide some degree of 'recession-proofing' in their short paper, 'Recession and charities; the paradox of charitable opportunity?'
Not enough coming in. Please send me any data that you have.
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Sean Triner

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