Archive for febbraio 2008

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Are you ready? Let’s go!

  1. Are you a fundraiser?
  2. Would you like to share your experience with other people?
  3. Would you like to discuss about fundraising and not for profit marketing issues?

3 yes means that we want you!

Fundraiser’s diary opens the doors to every one who wants to write about fundraising.
We are looking for bloggers (english or italian speaker) able to produce posts (at least one per month) about fundraising (individual, corporate, institutional, etc.).
No fee, no fame, just fun!

after the “jump” the request for italian speaker… (altro…)


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May be this is another italian issue written in english, or may be in some other part of the world there is a fundraiser wondering why text messages (SMS) fundraising campaigns are so attractive for little organization.
For this poor guy and for the others like him (or her), I’d like to write down my opinion, even if, as usual, it’s not request 😉

I’d like to start saying that I’m not against SMS fundraising campaign at all (campaign that use cell phone and text messages as medium of donation).
I think that if there is full media coverage (television, radio, internet, adv, ecc.) a good brand (or a good campaign), testimonials pushing for donation and an organization able to manage every different aspects of the campaign in the right times (not only the process of request to the tlc company) this kind of fundraising rocks.
But if the organization has not this requairements, as happen for the 90% of the association (in Italy), maybe is better to think about other instruments of fundraising.

Many times I read on fundraising’ blogs questions…. (altro…)

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E’ ufficiale, da oggi Fundraiser’s Diary diventerà Fundraisers’ Diary, al plurale.

Scriverò insieme a Daniele.
Spero che già mi conosciate, e forse, letto su Lentati Blog.

Anch’io infatti, come Daniele fino a qualche mese fa, lavoro in Lentati & Partners e anch’io, come Daniele qualche mese fa, sto per terminare la mia avventura lentatesca per approdare su nuovi lidi (vedi qui). Sono molto emozionata: per la nuova esperienza professionale e di vita e perché scriverò su questo blog insieme a Daniele. Spero di esserne all’altezza.

Sicuramente ve ne siete accorti: sto scrivendo in italiano. Non è la mia scelta definitiva, ancora ci sto pensando. Concordo sia con la scelta di Daniele, che con la volontà di tanti blogger (e non solo) amici, di voler rendere sempre più professionale e capace questo nostro settore, condividendo esperienze e, perchè no, chiedendo aiuto. Così come ancora non ho ben chiara l’impostazione e il taglio dei miei commenti (in linea di massima sì, altrimenti Daniele non mi avrebbe mai reclutato).

Non mi resta che salutare tutti, e salutare Lentati Blog.

A presto! (spero)

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Hi everybody!
Today I’d like to speak about a big fundraising event: The Fundraising Festival!
It is created by Valerio Melandri, one of the biggest italian fundraising master hand, and this year take place the first edition.

In a very young market, such as italian one, an event with moments of information and knowledge sharing, debates obout our issues is not only important but really critical.
After years of almost undergrounding italian fundraising people could meet each other and speak about development and future of our sector.

The formula is very similar of the IFC with sessions and master-classes (one of this will be manage by Steven Pidgeon).
The Fundraising Festival has very challenging objective:

  1. To create the biggest fundraising network in Italy
  2. To promote the ethical fundraising approach
  3. To promote the sustanability of not for profit sector
  4. To became the principal place where profit and not for profit can meet and speak each other

So, don’t miss this big opportunity apply now on www.festivaldelfundraising.it it could be a beautifull chance to see the italian fundraising market, meeting organization and consultants and, why not, to visit Italy!

For more information (in italian):
Valerio Melandri
Festival del Fundraising

P.S. Asap Fundraiser’s Diary come back with big news!

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