The Resource Alliance is taking over 101fundraising.org, the fundraising blog set up in 2011 by Dutch fundraising advisor Reinier Spruit and online marketer Jeroen Beelen. The blog, which features content from over 100 fundraisers around the world, will become part of the Resource Alliance’s new digital platform, The Resource Cafe.
The transfer of ownership was announced today at the International Fundraising Congress, run by The Resource Alliance in Holland each year.
101fundraising has been the official blogging partner for the IFC for the past five years, so the two organisations have a track record of collaborating.
Reinier Spruit explained:
“We’ve been running 101 with great passion and enthusiasm for almost six years. In that time we’ve had more than 100 international bloggers delivering fantastic global fundraising insights in almost 600 high-quality blog posts. We’ve been able to build a sharing and debating community of fundraisers that did not exist yet in the fundraising sector.”
Jeroen Beelan added:
“However, we’ve reached a point where we believe that 101 needs a new source of energy to manage our platform if we want it to survive and thrive over the next decade.
“The Resource Alliance is a fantastic successor because sharing fundraising knowledge is at the heart of their mission.”
Contributing bloggers include:
- Charlie Hulme
- Lucy Gower
- David Cravinho
- Ken Burnett
- Paul de Gregorio
- The Whiny Donor
- Rachel Hunnybun
- Mandy Johnson
- Ellen Janssens
Content is published at no charge, and 101fundraising has always allowed others to republish the content for free, provided they include an acknowledgement. It has recently started inviting donations to help cover its costs and develop.
Meg Gardner, chief scribe at The Resource Alliance and former editor of FundRaising Success (now Nonprofit Pro) in the USA, will take over the management and development of the site. The original 101fundraising team’s last official post will be on 22 December and The Resource Alliance will take over on 1 January 2017.
“There’s such a lovely synergy here. 101 was built on the concept that fundraisers can reach and teach each other, and benefit from shared knowledge. The Resource Alliance’s new manifesto speaks of mobilising to make change happen, of minds meeting, ideas unleashing, thoughts converging, and power multiplying. This is a perfect fit.”
— Howard Lake (@howardlake) October 19, 2016
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