Posts Tagged: fundraising

Charities should make it clearer that chuggers are getting paid

The Newsnight programme about chugging last week found nothing whatsoever to surprise anyone in the charity sector. All of it was pretty common knowledge, easy to turn up, much as we might expect. But it did raise a valid point: the general public don’t like chuggers much. Mick Aldridge, chief executive of the Public Fundraising… Read more »

Proceed with caution on the Right to Ask

The Institute of Fundraising has been holding more meetings about a campaign it is planning which has been provisionally called Right to Ask although it has also been mooted that it could be called Right to Give. It’s not surprising that the launch has been delayed from the original target of spring this year. It… Read more »

If we all gave one per cent of income, the sky would be the limit

Francis Davis, a policy adviser on the big society, has published a paper called The Diamond Dividend in which he estimates that £4bn more could be raised for charity if people gave one per cent of their income. Only £4bn? He is no doubt wise to be restrained in his estimates, but a back-of-the-envelope calculation… Read more »