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Have you ever wanted to know more about your host, Simon Scriver?

Probably not.

But still...here's an opportunity to hear him being interviewed on the radio, where he talks about his start in fundraising, his current business, general problems in the charity sector, innovation, chuggers and much more.

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Simon monologues about the fire at Notre Dame and the wealthy philanthropists who pledged to help rebuild it.

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In the aftermath of the Notre-Dame fire, the King of Networking Paul Nazareth (twitter.com/UinvitedU) finally joins Simon on the podcast to talk through the dynamics of faith fundraising.

Along the way they chat about buildings vs. people, personal brand, church, innovation, tech, the humble church donation basket and more!



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As a fundraiser your public speaking is so important. How you deliver your message can be the difference between someone donating, volunteering, or doing nothing. We can all benefit if we have better public speakers working in the charity sector.

Everyone starts off scared of standing in front of a room full of people. In this week's Quick Tip, Simon shares the tips he has learned through his journey to becoming a international speaker.

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A very special LIVE recording of Simon Scriver's Amazingly Ultimate Fundraising Superstar Podcast! Join Simon as he delves in to some of your Unpopular Fundraising Opinions and opens the floor to anyone that would like to dial in!

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Destroy that generic corporate fundraising proposal! You should have a blank page until you've done some research and had some conversations to understand what this company wants for a charity partnership.

In this episode, we'll follow on from episode #034 (Finding The Right Corporate Partners!) to do some desk and field research in to the organisation we are about to ask for money from.

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This week Simon chats to a leader in donor care: Robin Peake (twitter.com/robin_peake) from the charity Home For Good.

They talk through Robin's approach to small charity donor communications. Covering appeals and thank yous and newsletters, they also speak in very manly voices about culture, customer service, delighters, and genuine vs fake interest in people.

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Keeping an active blog on your organisation's website improves your SEO, encourages people to visit your website, engages and inspires visitors to take action. But do you struggle to find the time or come up with content?

In this week's Quick Tip Simon shares ways to come up with engaging content while minimising the amount of time you need to devote to it.







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"The things that matter most to your donors don't depend on big budgets and lots of staff."

Wise words from this week's guest Caoileann Appleby (twitter.com/Qaoileann). As Simon delves deeper in to them, they chat about what donors actually want versus what they say the want. Along the way they touch on the difference between the English and Irish, Brexit, the Catholic Church, weightlifting, legacies, and conversations with donors.

Check out a couple of Caoileann's blog posts:
How are Irish donors different?
What they say isn't always what they mean...

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Should Board members fundraise? Well...not necessarily, but they all have a role in fundraising.

In this week's Quick Tip, Simon talks you through how to manage your Board members and get them to buy-in to and help your fundraising strategy.

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