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Portfolio Strategy – So what does a sustainable fundraising strategy look like?  It’s a question commonly asked by boards and executives of charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.  I know full well how difficult this is to answer.  There is an answer though, a surprisingly simple model that can help a board and management to understand how their fundraising streams, or as we like to call it ‘portfolio of products’, are positioned now and into the future.       Get stuck into it now…

Introducing Valuism – Altruism for game changers. – If you want to change the game in the NFP sector then you need to adopt a more business focused mindset.  Understanding customers and what drives them and their behaviour is paramount. click here if you’re brave enough…

Charity performance versus ROI – I’ve heard it many times, from board members to members of the public.  Quite frankly, most people are too interested in satisfying a few members of the public than investing in social issues.  If you’ve bought into who into the cost of fundraising crap then maybe read this first. If you’re fending off a few noisy people looking for excuses not to give then maybe arm yourself with these tools.   Venture forth good friend…

 

Introducing Valuism – Altruism for Game Changers

The Selfish Truth About Charity

Human beings evolved and mastered our surroundings, overcame challenges and ultimately survived and prospered.  We did better than just survive because at our very core, our subconscious level, at our DNA level, we’re selfish (Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene 1976, Matt Ridley The Origins of Virtue 1996).  We do many things instinctively, subconsciously and guilt free, despite the fact that many of these actions are built on a solid foundation of self-interest, including being altruistic.

Charity performance ROI v CIR

How much of my dollar goes to the cause?

How much is spent on administration?  I bet all the money goes to overpaid executives and nothing goes to the cause?  All the money gets wasted.  I’ve heard them all and more.  There’s a strange relationships that goes with these questions though. The amount of enquiry is inversely proportional to the number of people who do any research. If you’re a charity of NFP you need to answer those questions quickly, effectively and honestly.  

Portfolio strategy

What does a sustainable fundraising strategy look like?

It’s a question commonly asked by boards and executives of charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.  I know full well how difficult this is to answer.  There is an answer though, a surprisingly simple model that can help a board and management to understand how their fundraising streams, or as we like to call it ‘portfolio of products’, are positioned now and into the future.