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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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Fundraising and coronavirus – update #2

Last month, we wrote our first blog post to try to take stock of the coronavirus crisis for anyone involved in the world of fundraising, politics and social change, and offer some assistance and ideas. Here’s our second offering. These ideas and types of assistance will change as the situation develops, but please get in … Continued

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Events fundraising during coronavirus

Many fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, and all will be affected in some way. So, what should you do next as an events fundraiser? Below are some initial suggestions from Kath Blaize Smith – Account Director at ChangeStar and a very experienced senior events fundraiser, who has delivered … 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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Job vacancy – Account Manager

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 of the best fundraising and campaigning results in the sector. This is a great opportunity in an agency that is going places. If you think you’re … Continued

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Why fundraisers should follow their hearts – and not just the rules

Fundraisers love rules. Throughout most of our careers, we are told to analyse the statistics, follow the evidence and learn the right techniques. But to be a great fundraiser, following the rules is not enough. There is some great fundraising literature out there, and most effective fundraisers will have learnt a range of principles and … Continued

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New podcast – Making the world better

                    We’re very excited to announce that ‘Making the world better’, the new #podcast from our director, Richard Docwra, is now live! In the podcast, Richard talks to people who are making the world better – not just those tackling big issues at a global scale … Continued

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