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Thinking big

For all the talk about great targeting and brilliant creative, to my mind, the single most important element that influences how much income we generate is the central idea around which the appeal is built. The Art Fund appeal for the Blue Rigi which won the best use of DM at the…

Shopping for ideas

I don’t often go to the Bexhill-on-Sea Observer for information on fundraising, but when I worked at the YMCA, I spent a great deal of time in my appeals administration department. Debbie Bland, who ran it, had a very keen nose for assessing how well…