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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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New book from our director, Richard Docwra!

We’re delighted to say our director, Richard, has a new book out today!  It’s called ‘Life – and how to think about it’ and is the user’s manual for life that you’ve always wanted! You can buy it here and from all good bookshops. Here are some more details below. Why am I here? What’s … 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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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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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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