This week at school my children have been learning all about coins, counting and the value of money. But in our house this has caused a challenge. We don’t have any cash, just cards! Result? We’ve scrabbling around- down the back of the sofa- trying to find coins and notes to help a six year old learn the value of money. So cash it appears is still something useful to know about, even for children. This experience has got me thinking though- as a fundraiser- do we still want notes, coins. To paraphrase Adventures of Stevie V do we still want ‘dirty cash’?
On Aril 6th, Captain Tom Moore started walking in his backyard, with the intention of walking 100 laps to raise £ 1,000 for the NHS Charities Together. By April 30th, his 100th birthday, he had raised £ 32 million or $ 40 million, with donations continuing after his birthday. He has since been knighted. But how on earth did he succeed without fundraisers and specifically fundraising consultants?
Over six months – September 2019 to March 2020 – ten arts organisations throughout England took part in the World’s Largest Arts Fundraising Experiment. The purpose of the project was to identify ways in which galleries, museums, performing arts companies, and touring venues could improve their private income – by attracting new supporters, by persuading existing supporters to contribute more, and to find new ways of giving. The focus was on philanthropy from individuals, and the lens was the potential to use decision science in fundraising.
If you are looking to encourage supporters or audiences to make gifts you need a decision-making strategy, and you also need a framework to help
Covid19 is bringing out some great pieces of decision science thinking. Here 16 examples of how to get the handwashing message across. We probably need to vary these to keep people engaged. We especially love the virus decals.
October 31st was an exciting day for the =mc consulting team, testing out various decision science principles on behalf of MSF/DWB with a brilliant group
Behavioural Economics is changing our understanding of how people make decisions. While we like to think we are rationale, considered beings, the majority of our daily