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No downturn in individual giving in Scotland, say senior fundraisers

No downturn in individual giving in Scotland, say senior fundraisers

Senior fundraisers in meeting at the Scotland’s Heads and Directors’ Forum report that they have not experienced the drop in that has been experienced elsewhere in the UK.

The forum is a network of senior Institute members across Scotland who meet to discuss issues of shared interest. Some of those present expressed concerns about corporate and sponsorship fundraising, but “there was a cautious agreement that individual giving continues to grow on previous years”, according to the Institute.

Forum Chair John Brady of Sense Scotland said: “We have all read the now regular reports and research indicating drops in individual giving but Institute members on the ground in Scotland have yet to see this downturn.

“Members are certainly cautious about what the future holds, but none were able to verify drops in individual income for their organisations. This indicates a far more positive picture than other reports but we continue to be diligent in the stewardship of regular donors, as well as putting plenty energy into the continuing recruitment of new donors.”

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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