5 Tips for Success from UK Leading Fundraising Professionals

5 Tips for Success from UK Leading Fundraising Professionals

01 UK Advancement Tour Eton Fundraising
01 UK Advancement Tour Eton Fundraising

At Eton College

Last year, AskRIGHT organised the Advancement Tour to the UK, an incredible week of case studies and best practice solutions from leading fundraisers. All delegates described it as a fantastic professional development experience.

Shelagh Murray, now senior fundraising consultant in New Zealand at AskRIGHT, attended the Tour. She presented reflections and insights from the visits at a Educate Plus Breakfast in Christchurch a few weeks ago. She noted five tips for success from the leading fundraising professionals she met during the Tour:

 

  • Endorsement of leadership and wider academic body

  • Strategic alignment: fundraising does not happen in isolation

  • Distinctiveness of institution

  • Relationships: with alumni, prospects and donors

  • Consistency: invest consistently for the long run

 

Shelagh will present two webinars about all the essential fundraising learnings from the Tour and their application in a local setting for schools and universities in Australia and New Zealand. These webinars are a great development opportunity for those who were unable to join the trip to the UK and will inspire you to join the next Tour!