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Fundraiser’s Zoom call 11am, 12th June – Legacy appeals

  In the last few weeks during lockdown we’ve started organising a Zoom call every Friday at 11am in which fundraisers can get together, chat about key issues and exchange ideas and learning with each other. These calls have been a great success so far, with fundraisers from a wide range of charities taking part. … Continued

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Fundraising and coronavirus – update #1

Like everyone else, we at ChangeStar have been adjusting to the big changes in our personal and working lives brought about by the coronavirus crisis. We’ve also been trying to find the most effective ways to play a useful role during the crisis to people and organisations who might need our help. This post is … Continued

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Podcast Ep 7 – how to seek Remain – with Mike Buckley

  Richard’s guest in the latest episode of his podcast ‘Making the world better’ is Mike Buckley. Mike is a political campaigner who has been seeking social and political change for many years, most recently as head of the ‘Labour for a public vote’ campaign. Richard got to know Mike after ChangeStar’s social change consultancy … Continued

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New podcast coming soon!

                    We’re very excited to announce that our director, Richard Docwra, will be launching a new #podcast net week, called ‘Making the world better’! In the podcast, Richard talks to people who are making the world better – not just those tackling big issues at a … Continued

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Fundraiser’s Friend – August 2019

‘Fundraiser’s Friend’ is your source of ideas, news and comment by ChangeStar, shared with a community of hundreds of fundraisers and social changemakers. Sign up here if you’re not already receiving your free quarterly Fundraiser’s Friend by email, and join in! AUGUST 2019 ISSUE GOOD WORK! Review of an Oxfam supporter care letter One of … Continued

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Fundraising agencies: views from the outside and the inside!

Kath Blaize-Smith is an Account Director at ChangeStar fundraising agency. She has an interesting insight into the work of fundraising agencies, as she was on the ‘client-side’ as Senior Marketing Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support and now works ‘agency-side’ for us! In this Q and A, she shares her insight: I have 10 years’ experience … Continued

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Project lead wanted!

We will soon be launching a very exciting new agency offshoot, which aims to create things that will make the world better – from communications to new organisations. We are seeking an experienced, driven, entrepreneurial Project Lead to drive the development of our first project – a national organisation to promote media literacy and critical … Continued

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Get agency help without agency prices

The launch of ChangeStar Express At ChangeStar, we speak to lots of charities that are just starting to build individual giving programmes or whose current programmes are too small to make it viable to use an external agency or consultant. We know that our input could make a massive difference to these charities, so we’ve been … Continued

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Could you be our new Chief Executive?

Charismatic leader and communicator sought to drive one of the UK’s top performing charity agencies forward to a new level.   Our plans for the future ChangeStar is a fundraising and social change agency helping good causes to connect with people to do good things. For over a decade, we’ve been helping clients achieve some … Continued

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Social hack 1 – Safer roads for all

There are many social issues in the world that need attention, and that can affect the lives of certain people in significant ways. Some of these problems might lie beyond the remit of existing charities and institutions, whereas other problems might have solutions that simply haven’t yet been dreamt up yet. In #socialhacks, this new … Continued

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