Five tweets about fundraising history Howard Lake | 13 March 2019 | News 5. Know what happenedIf you’re still unconvinced about the value (and enjoyment) of looking backwards to look forwards, here’s Lisa Sargent’s advice:#fundraisers, what’s gone before. It matters. ? https://t.co/lmh6xKuOPJ— Lisa Sargent (@lisasargent2) March 12, 2019 As a historian and a fundraiser, it’s only right that we add a bonus tweet.6. Donor plaqueHow many donors are mentioned on blue plaques? Or how many blue plaques refer to the named individual’s philanthropy?Here’s one that does. And note Mark Phillips’ comment underneath it, estimating the current value of such a donation:That would be like a gift of £217,000 today. pic.twitter.com/KufLTkQQKn— Mark Phillips (@Markyphillips) March 13, 2019 2. Really old school fundraisingMark Phillips blogs about how fundraising was taught in one school in 1350:Back in 1350 there was a school that taught fundraising. Take a look at why they thought people gave, how they constructed an appeal and a sample letter. #notmuchhaschanged. https://t.co/ZnwSTOavKI pic.twitter.com/j0uEczm6fo— Mark Phillips (@Markyphillips) February 27, 2019 Tagged with: animals fundraising history Humour Major gift Twitter — gethyn williams (@gethynwilliams) March 6, 2019 242 total views, 1 views today Nice description of the early @wwf_uk fundraising strategy, as told in a biography of one of its founders, the amazing naturalist Peter (son of Captain) Scott. Plus ça change eh @Rhodri_H_Davies? pic.twitter.com/sqtVXLj9ih Advertisement Fundraising has a long history. Channels might have changed, understanding of what motivates giving might have grown, but we can still learn from past examples. And Twitter is full of these lessons and examples from the past.Here are five tweets about fundraising in the past.1. WWF’s early fundraising ideasA biography of naturalist Peter Scott includes some fascinating background to the fundraising tactics used in the early days of the WWF. 4. Victorian collecting dogsYears ahead of the contactless giving dogs of Blue Cross, here are the collecting dogs of Victorian times. 3. Right royal fundraisingThe fundraising school resulted in David Burgess sharing details how emergency appeals were launched in the 1600s. He highlighted an example of a ‘brief’, a document of 1666 from the Essex Record Office’s archive which was a fundraising appeal on behalf of the citizens of Weymouth in Dorset who had suffered a major fire.These briefs were copies of royal letters patent, which called for the gathering of contributions from ‘all well-disposed persons’. These would then employ collectors to travel around the country seeking donations. Thanks Mark – really enjoyed this. With your interest in historical fundraising you might find this of interest from @essexarchive – https://t.co/IwHOOnQ0v6— David Burgess (@davidburgessfr) February 27, 2019 Thanks to @abiedoubleyou for sending me down a (bicycleless) rabbit hole about late Victorian “collecting dogs”. Scroll down to halfway in this blog post. Every sentence a gem: https://t.co/zGEtYmBmQd pic.twitter.com/SYY3MrKDqH— James Alexander Fraser (@fuyerescaper) February 8, 2019It’s worth reading the whole thread, but here’s the final instalment:Ok, I’ll stop, but, guys…”Chelmsford Brenda” pic.twitter.com/bXZ4Fmy90V— James Alexander Fraser (@fuyerescaper) February 8, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 243 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.