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Six Fundraisers’ Dilemmas Solved

  • Robinson RoeEmail author
  • Peter Dalton
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Abstract

In this chapter we solve the Six Fundraisers’ Dilemmas, a list of dilemmas that we had found were common concerns in the For-Purpose sector: the Staff Turnover; the Cost Ratio Dilemma; the Tied Funding Dilemma; the Product versus Misery versus Hope Dilemma; the Crowded Market Dilemma; and the Pecking Order Dilemma. Addressing and solving these Dilemmas helps those working in the sector to be more effective in achieving their purpose, giving hope.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Managing Director, OneTrust Australia & New ZealandMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Director, Fundraising FuturesMelbourneAustralia

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