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Human Library

Human Library

BBC Radio 4 broadcast an item on the Human Library the other day. Apparently, The Human Library is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. Visitors to the Human Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”; this latter group being extremely varied in age, sex and cultural background.

There are a couple of sites listed for the UK. I don’t know if they “stock” prospect researchers, fundraisers or millionaires, but it might be worth checking out. What is its potential for cultivating supporters, I wonder? Is it so different from what many charities already do?

Finbar Cullen
ResearchPlus

http://human-library.org/

Finbar Cullen established ResearchPlus in 2005 to provide fundraising research services for the not-for-profit sector. He researches people, companies and grant-making trusts and foundations, mostly in the UK, but also other parts of the world. Finbar has published directories of “unpublished” grant-making trusts (registered with the Charity Commission and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator), and each month he contributes to The Trust List, highlighting newly registered grant-making trusts worthy of particularly close attention.

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