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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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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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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 episode – how self affirmation can change our behaviour

Our director Richard has launched episode 3 of his podcast series today – and it’s a particularly interesting one – whether you’re someone involved in seeking social or political change, or just curious about the world! Richard’s conversation in this episode is with Peter Harris, who is a professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. … Continued

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