Email news from Richard Sved, 3rd Sector Mission Control.
View this email in your browser

22 February, 2021

Dear <<First Name>>

All I have to say in this introduction part this time is I hope you are doing OK. Yes, I mean you, <<First Name>>. Oh, and welcome to our latest newsletter, which this time has a special offer in it worth actual money. There's also a bumper crop of excellent other stuff in here. I hope you'll find it helpful.

Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit
Assess. Plan. Fundraise. Change the world.

I'm very excited to be curating the world's first (we think) global virtual summit devoted solely to fundraising strategy, brought to you in partnership with Fundraising Everywhere - the Fundraising Strategy Virtual Summit. It takes place on 18 March 2021, and we've already announced some great speakers from around the world.

There has never been a more important time for your fundraising strategy to be bang on. If you’re a sole fundraiser, a fundraiser working in a team, a fundraising leader, or a non-fundraiser looking to understand the role you can play to support it within your organisation, this summit’s for you.

Special offer for newsletter readers! To get a further 25% off the Early Bird price, type "RICHARD25" into the Coupon Code box.


There's been lots of important writing and stories about and from charities over the last couple of months. Here's the latest charity writing digest to the end of December (playing catch-up!):

Racial justice, diversity & inclusion, leadership and governance
Charities and Culture Wars - Andrew Purkis
Why should trustees explain the difference that their charity makes? - The Charity Commission
What is professionalism? Nikki Bell
The Update Charity Governance Code - What's new? Dan Francis

The charity sector
Big inspiration from small charities - Shehnaaz Latif
Respond, recover, reset: the voluntary sector and COVID-19 - Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University, NCVO
In a year of pure chaos, charities have worked miracles - Rebecca Cooney
“In Our Good Old English Fashion”: England’s History of Campaigning for Charitable Causes - Andrew Purkis (again)
Why good data matters - Covid 19 and the voluntary sector Veronique Jochum
Top tips for working in partnership from the collaboration of infrastructure organisations
The impossible game - charities and their reserves Dr Richard Piper
A Year Like No Other - Tobin Aldrich

Philanthropy & funders
Thread on amazing philanthropic women - Jayne Lacny
Transforming Lankelly Chase’s governance … so that we can do what we need to do properly - Julian Corner
COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep flaws in Canadian philanthropy, fragility of non-profits - Paul Waldie

"I am not your black book" - Caroline Danks
What Can Go Wrong with a Capital Campaign in a Pandemic? - Gail Perry
6 Strategies to Upgrade Nonprofit Donors Using Suggested Gifts - Claire Axelrad
12 Quick Strategies to Boost Year-End Fundraising - Claire Axelrad (again)
Fundraising in 2021: four independent fundraising consultants (including me!) give a view
Lessons learned from Lockdown - Sarah Goddard
How to create your Case for Support - Jennifer Ruthe
What street food can teach us about good fundraising - James Waring
Tips for virtual event success - Sally Falvey
Some #FridayWisdom from Joe Jenkins
Contradictory signs: as the corona-crisis continues, what’s really happening in fundraising? - Ken Burnett

Digital and more
13 ways to make your donation pages keep donors on task - Jeff Brooks
Simple project management - Bobi Robson
What CharityComms have learned about digital during lockdown - Zoe Amar interviews Adeela Warley
Online fundraising - 4 best practices to boost donations -  Adam Weinger
12 contactless ways that charities can fundraise this Christmas - Howard Lake

And here are my own blogs and write-ups of recent events attended:

Still want to read more? On our website there is a wealth of insight, stories, links and blogs. All articles are categorised by subject matter: charity managementcommunicationsfundraisinggovernance, and professional development.

And there’s even more!

Fancy a chat?

One of the silver linings of this whole period has been how much easier it's been to meet and chat with people! If you fancy a chat on Zoom (other videoconferencing apps are available), just click here to fix it upover 100 people have booked in meetings with me so far and it's been a joy!


All of the links below are write-ups of events we've attended: And we've been delighted to be working with a wide range of charity clients during this time, even if we've not been able to see you in person!


That's all for now. Do give me a call, drop me a line or join over 100 others in the past month by booking an appointment with me if you would like to chat or smile/wave, and I'm on Twitter here.

With best wishes,

Richard Sved
Mob: 07701 008246

P.S. You've received this email because you have subscribed to it, but do feel free to unsubscribe using the links below. You can update your preferences here. Our privacy policy is here.
Copyright © 2021 3rd Sector Mission Control, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp