With some of Scotland’s brightest and best fundraisers and experts in fundraising gathered at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Scotland conference in Glasgow this week we thought it would be rude not to ask them to share their secrets of success so we could pass them on to you.
Don't leave anything to the last minute
Lisa Glenday, community and events fundraiser at MND Scotland, says her top tip for fundraisers is not to leave it until the last minute.
Show your supporters appreciation and they will do more for you
Amy Telford, community fundraiser at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, says appreciate your supporters and they will do more for you.
Don't underestimate the impact of being super friendly
Katrina Harding, fundraising and events co-ordinator at the Rock Trust, says you can never underestimate the impact of being super friendly with people.
Keep all your online giving pages up to date
Rebecca Curtis Moss, communications, engagement and events coordinator for the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research, says regularly updating your online giving pages is an essential task
Really get to know your cause
Adrian Salmon, vice president of GG+A Europe, says really get to know your cause.
Ne nosey and learn lots of different techniques
Caryn Skinner, director Sharpstone Skinner, says you can’t beat being nosey if you want to do well
Don’t make silly spelling mistakes
Deanna Wolf, chair of trusts, statutory and foundations for the Institute of Fundraising Scotland, says first impressions are key so don’t make silly spelling mistakes
Always learn from your mistakes
Sue Morgan, senior researcher at THINK Consulting Solutions, says never forget to learn from your mistakes