A picture paints a thousand words…

We all know that imagery plays such a crucial role in fundraising appeals. But what happens when we don’t have time to hold a photo shoot? Or the beneficiary photos provided don’t really cut it? Or the case study is an unborn child where there are no images? Is there a way to convey need either with limited imagery or without any at all?

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Tis the season…

We all know intuitively that a strong sense of urgency increases the likelihood that someone will respond to your appeal. “If I can’t raise the money by next week, this will happen…”

But it can be tough to resist the temptation to include an arbitrary date. For example, “please respond by X number of weeks after lodgement deadline”, particularly in an appeal that doesn’t offer a natural (easy) deadline like the end of the financial year.

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