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Fundraiser’s Zoom call Friday 2nd Oct

In our #FridayFundraisingCall this week we’ll be exploring 5 Common Fundraising Challenges. Email kath@changestar.co.uk if you’d like to join us this Friday, 2nd October at 11am. We’ll be sharing our expert advice on some of the key issues faced by many fundraisers – from how to get investment from directors and trustees, to how to … Continued

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Account Executive wanted!

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. Who we are seeking We are a busy and growing agency, and are seeking a talented, … Continued

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Read or reject? How design transforms fundraising DM success

At ChangeStar, we create Fundraising DM: Direct Marketing appeals for charities. In this blog, we look at how good design techniques can transform the success of your fundraising DM appeal. We look inside the mind of a warm supporter, and acknowledge the initial negative thoughts that may pop up when they first glance 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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What is Individual Giving?

Individual Giving is a person giving a charity a gift of money. The gift to charity could be one or more of the following: A cash donation* A regular Direct Debit donation A gift in their Will – also called Legacy Giving Purchase of raffle or lottery tickets A donation through payroll Sometimes, the money … Continued

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Winners!

Awards aren’t everything, but it’s always nice to win one!  So we were delighted that the 2014 Christmas appeal we developed with NICHS (Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke) picked up the NI IOF ‘Fundraising DM Appeal of the year award’ recently. The appeal sought funds for the vital work of NICHS’s Stroke Family Support … Continued

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