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125 million girls and women bear the scars of Female Genital Mutilation and it has to end!

 

That’s why we’ve been working behind the scenes with Plan UK for a while now to help them raise funds and gather voices to end FGM.

 

Here’s the simple but very effective video Plan produced to get the message out there. I urge all of you to join the campaign today.

 

Kim

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Last week Tim and I were in Lisbon at Amnesty International’s Global Skillshare. An event where Amnesty fundraisers of all levels from all over the world get together and well, share their skills…

 

Tim and I are both very good at saying yes, and not that good at saying no. So, before we knew it we’d agreed to lead or take part in 4 sessions in less than 24 hours.

 

I was involved in a session late in the day on Tuesday where I was asked to present Open’s approach to innovation. This was more difficult than I expected it to be, mainly because before I was asked to do it I didn’t realise that we had an approach to innovation. But now that I’ve produced PowerPoint slides, I am convinced that we do…

 

On Wednesday we ran three sessions back to back. Tim did a post lunch plenary where he declared the future was mobile. Then I ran a session full of examples of campaigns we’ve done – this was a session with more slides than time. I ended the day co-facilitating a session on mobile and face to face fundraising with a very nice chap from Norway.

 

It was really good to step outside of the UK fundraising bubble for a few days and be inspired by some great things happening in other places. Amnesty, if you’re reading this, we’re happy to do it all again next year.

 

Paul de Gregorio

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This weekend we launched a brand new product for an exciting new client of ours  – St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Using our Mobilise platform (that’s regular giving PSMS, if you didn’t already know) we’re giving people the chance to put the wonders of the nation’s church in their pocket.

 

Each month, people give to help maintain this iconic landmark and its ministry, and in return they get choral music, stunning behind-the-scenes photos, films of services and event invitations sent direct to their phone.

 

The Guardian got so excited about putting St Paul’s in their pocket they put it on their website.

 

If you want to find out what all the fuss is about – text POCKET to 70088 to give £5 a month and put St Paul’s in your pocket*!

 

Alex

 

*This is a subscription service. You will be charged £5 + 1 standard-rate message in the first instance, and £5 a month thereafter. St Paul’s Cathedral will receive a minimum of £4.96, depending on your network provider. To unsubscribe, text STOP to 70088 or call 08446696732.