Herd Instinct

Herd Instinct In this blog I’m still on the side of the table where the grant maker sits. As a grant administrator I have been receiving a large number of special appeals for support because of COVID 19. I’m not certain whether the applicants are obeying Churchill’s maxim of “Never waste a good crisis” or if they think this situation …

Challenge and change

Challenge and Change The shock of COVID 19 meant I couldn’t think of anything useful to say over the past three weeks. This week I hope I have something worth saying.  As the administrator of a Charitable Trust, as well as being a Fundraiser, I have been able to view charities reacting to this crisis in real time. The crisis …

The length of Spain: Barefoot!

In 2018 my sister ran the length of Spain: Barefoot!.It may seem like this has no connection to fundraising. But there are lessons to be taken from it: in particular, as highlighted in Fundraising the Essentials for Success,  – a winning team ! Julia started from Santander and arrived in Almunecar. It took her 51 days: – approximately a half …