Fundraising lessons from Gareth Southgate

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Let’s face it, who isn’t just a little bit in love with Gareth Southgate right now? Who wouldn’t be impressed by his focus, modesty, attention to detail, attitude and waistcoats.

As we all reflect on an extraordinary match, I think there are some interesting lessons for fundraisers.

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7 things state school Heads need to know about fundraising….


If you are Head of a state school you won’t have much time to read this so here are the 7 things you need to know about fundraising….

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Funding the fundraising

When I began my career in fundraising, the accepted mantra was that people would not give significant gifts to support salaries for professional staff. They would give to buildings, they would give to research programmes, they would support a professorship, but they would not be interested in the salaries of support staff. Still less would they invest in supporting the salary of a fundraiser.

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How can we use kindness to guide our fundraising?

What if we reimagined fundraising using the guiding principle of kindness? The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that kindness is ‘the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate’.

Introducing…Halpin Fundraising