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There’s been lots of interesting and important writing about charities over the last couple of months. Here’s a flavour of it.
On fundraising from individuals
Why small donations are worth more than you think – Meredith Kavanagh
TOP 10 list of design mistakes I see in direct response over and over again – John Lepp
Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising – Rachel Clemens
Secret to Upgrading Nonprofit Donors? Emotional Connection – Claire Axelrad
On diversity and gender issues in charities
#CharitySoWhite Twitter thread by Samir Jeraj
Practical steps towards a more diverse team – Krislyn Tan
#CharitySoWhite – So… what’s next?
#CharitySoWhite: The sector has shied away from addressing institutional racism for too long. That must change
Gender issues in fundraising – lean in or lean out? Ruby Bayley-Pratt
Connecting the Dots on Sexual Misconduct in the Philanthropic Sector – Gail Picco
On fundraising more broadly
Is your finance department ruining your fundraising? – Simon Scriver
46% of grants cost more than they’re worth – Tom Neill
When not to call ahead: your guide to not annoying trusts and foundations – Caroline Danks
Giving Feedback to Funders – Emma Beeston
Quick Tips for Small Charity Corporate Fundraisers – Nikki Bell
Engagement is more than a fundraising rebrand – Paul de Gregorio
6 ways to hep your board members become fundraising superstars – Jeff Brooks
Being an effective trustee: five top tips – Leesa Harwood
The Charity Commission is losing the ‘trust and confidence’ of charities – Jay Kennedy