Fundraising Forum is a regular newsletter dedicated to the enhancement of management, fundraising techniques and the promotion of community service, welfare and not-for-profit organisations of all kinds. It is published three times a year by Downes Murray International and circulated, free of charge, to anyone with an interest in the growth and improvement of the non-profit sector and those served by it. In addition to regular features written by Downes Murray International staff, there are extracts from international fundraising publications which are reprinted with acknowledgement to the publishers.


Do you have a Great Fundraising Organisation?

What makes a Great Fundraising Organisation, and how do you know if your organisation is one, or on the way to becoming one?  Howard Lake reports.   A Great Fundraising Organisation (the capital letters matter) is one that achieves transformational and sustainable growth in giving, accor...

How to be a proactive fundraiser

I would go so far as to say that the non-profit fundraising world is plagued by passive, reactive fundraising.  Which is one reason why fundraisers get so frustrated with their results and why non-profits are chronically underfunded.  Joe Garecht reports.   Most nonprofit fundraiser...

Milestone Thinking: On Target Observations in Brief

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same – with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead. Mother Teresa   Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death sta...

Helping deaf learners to shine

Fulton School for the deaf is a public special School devoted to the education of Deaf and hard of hearing learners.   Excellent pre-primary, primary and high school education is provided for profoundly deaf and hearing impaired children.  Since its inception in 1959, the School has earn...

Seven cost-effective strategies to increase income from donors

Looking for ways to increase your fundraising income?  Terry Murray offers seven proven techniques to achieve your goal.   Many years ago, John Groman, a top US Direct Marketing expert visited South Africa to conduct the first ever fundraising seminar in this country.  And one of th...

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