Posted by: alexswallow | June 12, 2014

Ode to a Fundraiser

Fundraising is important, Fundraisers are important….and who doesn’t love Kid President?

Kirsty Marrins

The Institute of Fundraising has launched their #ProudFundraiser campaign ahead of their National Convention. They’re encouraging people to tweet, using the hashtag, why they’re proud to be fundraisers. Seems very simple and why wouldn’t you be proud to be a fundraiser? After all, we help people right? We raise money for good causes. We provide emergency help and support. We fund research into curing diseases. We help terminally ill people fulfil a last wish. We offer support to the bereaved. But hang on… not everyone thinks we do great work. Following some charity scandals, donations are falling.

#FRTweets is a weekly chat on Twitter for fundraisers and charity people, run by Lucy Caldicott and Lesley Pinder. The last topic was on controversy surrounding charities and also whether fundraisers are proud to be fundraisers in this current climate. You can read the Storify here.

Ian MacQuillin summed it…

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  1. Thanks for the reblog Alex!


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