Liam McEntegart, Managing Director (Client Services) REAL Fundraising Ltd, looks at the difficulties in making public fundraising decisions around the coronavirus outbreak, and explains why getting contingencies put in place in advance means the sector should never feel they are torn between financial prosperity and public safety.
Everyone in the REAL Family is here because we want to change lives. We spend most of our waking hours making a difference and being part of the positive change we all want to see in the world. This usually comes in the form of incredible and inspirational long-term regular donors for our amazing charity partners but due to the REAL values we all share it can also take many other forms. However, nothing hits home more than being able to see a tangible reflection of our relentless efforts to change the world like we did last week.
2014 saw our 5th Anniversary and to celebrate the event we held a Christmas party for fundraisers, office staff and management. We also saw this as a great opportunity to hold a fundraising event for the Tipi Raisers — a very small charity based around the Pine Ridge Native American reservation in South Dakota, which is home to the Lakota Sioux people. The Tipi Raisers work on collaborative projects, aiming to bring ‘homes, employment, pride and revitalization of culture to the reservations’.
On the 28th January 2010, there was a major conference in London on the future of Afghanistan. It was attended by leading figures from the political world, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.