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How to build an Individual Giving programme at a hospital charity

In this session our Director, Richard Docwra, is joined by Paul White, Head of Donor Care at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) to explore ‘How to build an Individual Giving programme at a hospital charity’. Over the last few years, Paul and his team (with the help of ChangeStar) have built an IG programme that has … Continued

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Friday Fundraising Calls are back! Next one – 3rd December 2021

We’re delighted to say that, by popular demand, our Friday Fundraising Calls are coming back!On the first Friday of every month (or thereabouts) at 11am we’ll be hosting an online event to bring fundraisers together and share some ideas and insights on how to do fundraising better.In each episode we’ll be joined by senior, experienced … Continued

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Lessons from Lockdown

Our lives – both at home and at work – have been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s time to reflect on what’s happened, how to move forward and what we can learn to make our lives and world better. I’d like to share a new publication with you that I’ve written for … Continued

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Your 2021 Fundraising ‘To Do’ List

Hello and happy New Year! I hope you managed to have a good break over Christmas even if things were rather different. At ChangeStar we’re feeling refreshed and ready to take on the year ahead! Below we share 5 things we think are crucial for all fundraisers to do this year, whatever 2021 holds in … Continued

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5 Challenges of Fundraising

It’s not easy being a fundraiser. All that asking. All that rejection. And in the middle of all that, getting the materials and investment needed to put the appeals together in the first place. But fear not – in this blog post we’ll provide some ideas and inspiration to help you tackle 5 of the … Continued

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How to develop a strong Christmas appeal this year

As this challenging summer draws to an end, our focus as fundraisers has turned to Christmas. It’s hard to know where we’ll be at the end of this year but one thing is certain – Christmas fundraising appeals this year are going to be more important than ever for most charities. The sector has been … Continued

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Fundraisers Zoom call – Email appeals – Mon 6th July

  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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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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