New model for the community fundraising ‘comeback kid’

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Research / statistics  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 New model for the community fundraising ‘comeback kid’ A new model for community fundraising is being presented at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention today.Lianne Howard-DaceDelivering the session Community Fundraising: Problem child or rising star? Lianne Howard-Dace will outline a new model based on five ‘pillars’.Each pillar embraces findings from a research dissertation by Lianne Howard-Dace – who is community and events fundraising manager at Royal London Society for the Blind – which she has recently submitted for her Masters degree at London South Bank University.[quote align=”centre” color=”#999999″]’Community fundraising is a bit of comeback kid, an eclectic eccentric who, despite being written off by many, reinvents itself and continues to have kooky moments and moments of sheer genius'[/quote]“The model I’ve developed takes the key commonalities and themes which emerged from the research and synthesises them in to actionable areas for improvement,” Howard-Dace told UK Fundraising.“Obviously everyone will be at different points in their development so I will be suggesting people identify which of these will be short, medium and long term goals for them to look at.”Five ‘pillar’ modelThe five pillars – which characterize successful community fundraising initiatives in the organsiations she studied – are:* Strong staff* Empowered volunteers* Pro-active planning* Collaborative working* Insight-led decisionsEach pillar contains recommendations for planning community fundraising initiatives. Under ‘strong staff’, Howard-Dace recommends developing digital skills and delegating decision making. Under ‘collaborative working’, she recommends cross-selling projects and “challenging internal perceptions” about community fundraising.Howard-Dace also presents a template stewardship plan that can be adapted for any community fundraising project, and checklists for volunteer resources.The title of Howard-Dace’s research and IoF presentation refers to the Boston Matrix management tool.  She concludes that community fundraising has undergone a resurgence during the recession making it a ‘rising star’ once again and in some cases even a ‘cash cow’.Howard-Dace says: “Community fundraising is a bit of comeback kid, an eclectic eccentric who, despite being written off by many, reinvents itself and continues to have kooky moments and moments of sheer genius”.The five-pillar community fundraising model can be downloaded here. Image: five pillars by Morphart Creation on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 8 July 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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More clarity needed on preparations to support businesses in no deal…

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stage Trolley crisis at UHL shames the Minister – Maurice Quinlivan T.D. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Long gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Business Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD today called for more clarity to be provided by the government on preparations to support businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Questioning the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys this morning in the Dáil, the Limerick City TD said;“Brexit edges closer and closer and we still have no idea what it will look like.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “With less than one year to go, PricewaterhouseCoopers is now predicting a hard Brexit is the most likely outcome.“We have had the Border issue long fingered last December and again in March of this year. We need clarity and a firm commitment from Government on this most vital concern to the island of Ireland.“European Council President Donald Tusk this morning reaffirmed the position that there will be no withdrawal agreement without a solution to the border.“I am extremely concerned that the weak Tory government in London, with DUP influence, could end up scuttling the entire Brexit deal simply to promote their nationalist England first agenda.“With Boris Johnson ridiculously talking about London borough borders and Teresa May recently citing the completely unacceptable US-Canada model, it is clear the British government still have no answers on the Irish border question.“What will businesses do on March 30th 2019 if no deal is struck by then? Where will their exports usually destined for Britain go? What will happen to our food supply chain?“Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland will no doubt be inundated with calls, and queries in the run up to this date and beyond in the case of a hard Brexit? What plans are there to inflate staffing numbers and resources, even temporarily, for such a possibility?“With less than a year to go now to that possibility, we need to hear what the government have planned to date in this regard. Businesses need clarity on whether preparations are under way to assist them in such a scenario.“I appreciate that a hard Brexit remains just a possibility at this stage, but if the British negotiations to date are anything to go by, things are only set to get worse.” Mr. Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. Email Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committeecenter_img TAGSBrexitBusiness Enterprise and InnovationMaurice Quinlivan TDMinister Heather HumphreysSinn Fein Facebook Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Linkedin NewsPoliticsMore clarity needed on preparations to support businesses in no deal Brexit scenario says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2018 1116 Advertisement Print Previous articleTwo Limerick primary school students honoured at art competition in DublinNext articleLimerick launch of Liz Price’s new book takes place next Friday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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