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New book shares tips on fundraising from trusts and foundations

New book shares tips on fundraising from trusts and foundations

Ewan Hastings, a professional fundraiser for the past 20 years, has published an ebook, ‘Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser’, that shares tips learned from his 13 years as a trust fundraiser.

It is designed as a day-to-day handbook for anyone raising money from charitable trusts and foundations. It is available on Kindle.

Hastings has worked as a fundraiser at nine UK charities, both large and small. He was one of the first fundraisers to hold the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and Diploma in Fundraising Management professional qualifications. He was formerly on the organising committee of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Special Interest Group and was Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group.

The book is the first in a series of top tips books on various aspects of fundraising which Hastings will publish over the next few months.

Hastings covers essential skills ranging from writing funding applications and research, to site visits and staying organised for more effective fundraising. He writes in a step-by-step manual with the aim of helping you maximise your efforts and income.

Ewan Hastings

Ewan Hastings – 13 years experience as a trust fundraiser

Ewan Hastings said:

“I hope that charities will think of this book as a practical manual for fundraising success, ready to take them to a higher plane of knowledge.  From whichever angle they’re approaching this book; they’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds from trusts and foundations.”

He added that this was the book he wish he’d had access to “when I started out as a trusts fundraiser all those years ago!”

You can order Trusts and Foundations Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser in Kindle format from Amazon.

It is also listed on UK Fundraising’s Bookshop.


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 and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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