OPINION: The case of the accidental fundraiser and the need to professionalise fundraising

Is fundraising a ‘profession’? As Rogare publishes a green paper on the subject, Ian MacQuillin argues that it isn’t, and can’t be while you don’t have to know anything about fundraising in order to become a fundraiser.

NEWS: Fundraising needs to professionalise for the sake of future generations of fundraisers

Fundraising falls short of being a ‘profession’ assessed against usual criteria Lack of professional status leads to lack of respect from peers Formal entry route into fundraising needed.

NEWS: New report series will identify fundraising challenges and issues around the world

jonedA series of reports highlighting issues and challenges facing the fundraising professions in various countries around the world is to be launched by Rogare, the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.