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10 steps to engage your Board for better fundraising

Does your board engage in fundraising and take responsibility for your organisation’s revenue and growth? Or are they passive, or even invisible, in this process?

If you feel your board could do more, you’re not alone. The good news is, there are solutions to these challenges.

How COVID-19 Is Shifting the North-South Philanthropic Power Dynamic

How COVID-19 Is Shifting the North-South Philanthropic Power Dynamic

Sociologist Erving Goffman suggested that the best time to understand social interaction is when it’s disrupted. This may also be true of philanthropy, and the field is certainly experiencing disruption today.This has highlighted the historically unequal power dynamic that exists between philanthropic organizations in the Global South and resource-rich foundations of the Global North.

5 Ways To Make Your Giving Transformational

If you want your philanthropy to help change the world, you might need to change how your funding is structured. In addition to disrupting longstanding power dynamics between grantor and grantee, the way you structure your funding should align with the type of impact you wish to see. Here are five different approaches to funding that will help you—-and your partners—-increase your impact velocity.

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Our authentic selves and doing diversity right.

Donors are already changing. For fundraisers, investing in diversity and inclusion means to change the established fundraising system that caters largely to white male donors and apply more adaptive and empathy-based practices to engage ever diversifying donor communities.

Will The Ongoing Global Pandemic Usher In A New Era Of Corporate Philanthropy?

A corporate philanthropic approach goes far beyond mere ESG compliance, and neither is it a reworked version of old-style CSR. It is a new approach, intended to address the deep social inequalities which were present before, but have been widened by, the pandemic.

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Global Welcomes Iain Rawlinson as Director and new Chair

Global Philanthropic warmly welcomes Iain Rawlinson as Director of the Board and the new Chair of the Global Philanthropic Group, starting in January 2021. Iain is an experienced Board Member & Chair, charity trustee and strategy adviser. He brings a wealth of expertise to help Global Philanthropic meet our 2021 goals and help us serve our clients better.

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A New Chapter For Asian Philanthropy

The roles governments, NGOs, philanthropists and the charity sector play in nurturing a philanthropy ecosystem across the Asia-Pacific region will drive the conversation at the fourth annual Talking Philanthropy forum hosted by the international fundraising advisory firm Global Philanthropic.

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Philanthropy and the Corona reset

The global pandemic has reset so much of our society and the way we operate across the word. It has also had a profound impact on philanthropy. What we have witnessed is a recalibration of our awareness of human interdependence and our own vulnerability. Philanthropists have stepped up to the challenge of Covid19 in many different ways.

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Reaching their full fundraising potential: Canberra Hospital Foundation success story

The Canberra Hospital Foundation sought Global Philanthropic’s expertise in research and fundraising strategy to inform the case for moving to an independent entity. The Foundation needed evidence that the move would be viable and, if it was, how it could be implemented for the best efficiency and effectiveness.

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10 ways to optimise your resources with a fundraising consultant

I was previously the director of a rapidly growing fundraising department in a major university, and before that the executive director of a non-profit organisation. Now that I’ve just completed my second year as a consultant, I’ve learnt one or two things along the way I wish I’d known back then. And I’m happy to share!