Today I found some old notes I wrote while attending a course some time ago. When was it? Well, carbon dating might prove inconclusive, but the filofax paper could be a clue. I think that it dates back to 1995, when I was a tyro fundraiser working for I CAN, and that I took these notes at a training course run by the then somewhat quaintly named Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (now of course the Institute of Fundraising). What else does it tell you? Two things, I reckon:
- the art of fundraising hasn't changed much since last millennium.
- fundraising thinking is largely based around diagrams of pyramids and cycles (yes, I may share my many filofax cycle diagrams some time).