Breakfast Briefing - The problem with fundraising
The Hub, 34b York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AB
08:30 - Thursday, 20 September 2012
Breakfast served from 0830, with structured discussion from 0900 until 1000.
Christian Aid recently sparked a controversy by taking the bold decision to disestablish its role of Head of Fundraising. This decision, part of a new approach emphasising integration with church groups and campaigning, followed a major review, and is part of a strategy to build a wider ownership for fundraising.
Purple Vision’s Steve Thomas, who was involved in the review, said, “In large organisations, capable and committed people (not least fundraisers) often find ourselves in dysfunctional organisational silos not of our own making. Over time, inertia and politics muddy the water so that the overall purpose gets obscured or, worse, forgotten. In these circumstances the professional disciplines and best practices of fundraising are not enough on their own to address the underlying issues”.
Do you agree? Come along to our breakfast briefing on 20th September to discover more about what this means for Christian Aid, and what other charities could learn about a new approaches to integrated fundraising. We are delighted that David Pain - Associate Director of Supporter & Community Partnerships at Christian Aid will be joining us for the debate.
This event is part of our on-going breakfast briefing discussions on topics of interest in our sector. Breakfast briefings are free; we provide the venue and breakfast, and you provide the discussion!
To attend this briefing please use the registration link in the right-hand panel above.